Chicago-based Tap.Me, developers of a platform for creating branded enhancements in mobile games, has raised $3.2 million in venture capital. Hyde Park Venture Partners led the round. Others investors include I2A Fund, which led Tap.Me’s initial round of financing; Western Technology Investment; Great Oaks Venture Capital; FireStarter Fund and Hyde Park Angels.
Jeffrey Lapin, former CEO of Atari and veteran of Take-Two Interactive Software and THQ joins the company’s board, with this round.
Other additions to the board include Sam Yagan, co-founder of both OkCupid (recently acquired by Match.com) and Excelerate Labs (a Chicago-based incubator); and Stuart Larkins, managing director, I2A.
In a separate development, Tap.Me and Fluik Entertainment, an Edmonton-based game developer, have agreed to integrate Tap.Me’s platform into Fluik’s top titles.