Giant Thinkwell Gets $600K Seed

Seattle social-gaming startup Giant Thinkwell, which just unveiled its first official celebrity endorsed game with Seattle hip-hop legend Sir Mix-A-Lot, is also announcing that it’s landed a $600,000 seed investment round. The investment was led by Madrona Venture Group, with Founder’s Co-op and unnamed angels also participating.
Giant Thinkwell, part of the first Seattle TechStars class, was co-founded by former Microsoftie Kevin Leneway, artist and designer Kyle Kesterson, and Cranium veteran Adam Tratt. Their goal is to help celebrities—and eventually even regular Joes—connect with fans and friends through Facebook-based games like Mix-N-Match, the new offering with Sir Mix-A-Lot.

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