iphone游戏应用MyTown开发者Booyah日前宣布获得了Accel Partners2000万美元的风险投资，Accel Partners同时也是团购鼻祖groupon的投资者，同时后者的合伙人Jim Breyer也将进入Booyah的管理团队。
A mobile social game company called Booyah, best known for its MyTown iPhone app, announced that it has raised $20 million, mostly from Accel Partners.
The giant round is one of many doled out recently for social start-ups, such as Groupon, in which Accel also invested.
Accel’s Jim Breyer will also join Booyah’s board.
The Palo Alto, Calif.-based company has raised $9 million in venture funding until now, mostly from Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers’ $100 million iFund, as well as DAG Ventures.
Both are participating in the new round.
Made up of a team of gaming industry veterans, especially from Blizzard Entertainment, which is now part of Activision Blizzard, Booyah has been on a roll, reaching two million users for MyTown.
MyTown, which is about to come out with a new version, is one of the most popular location-based social games on the Apple (AAPL) mobile devices.
That compares with other social check-in services, such as Foursquare (just over one million) and Gowalla (250,000).
MyTown is slightly different than these services, though, focusing on gaming in its check-ins and virtual goods versus a more discovery element.