bigfishgameslogo Online gaming company ‘Big Fish Games’ raises $83.3 million in ‘Series B’Big Fish Games, a leading online gaming site, has raised an amount of $83.3 million in the second round of funding. The company, which is considered as an innovator in the online gaming industry, has previously raised $8 million in angel investment.

The Seattle based company’s portal is the leading distributor of online games. Currently the company has around 500 game developers and more than 1 million games are distributed each day to consumers internationally. The current round of funding was participated by backers which includes Balderton Capital, General Catalyst Partners and Salmon River Capital.

Following is the Press Release by the company:

Big Fish Games™ (www.bigfishgames.com), the world’s leading online destination for games and interactive entertainment, announced today that it closed an $83.3 million financing from Balderton Capital, General Catalyst Partners, and Salmon River Capital. Big Fish Games intends to use the new capital raised to accelerate its global expansion.

“After an extensive search, we are delighted to announce our new partners,” said Jeremy Lewis, president and CEO of Big Fish Games. “Together they share our vision for building a transformative entertainment company serving the international community of game developers and consumers.”

“Big Fish Games has a remarkably deep and talented management team and the company is uniquely positioned to capitalize on the worldwide growth of online interactive entertainment,” stated Mark Evans, general partner of Balderton Capital, who will join the Big Fish Games Board of Directors. “We, along with General Catalyst and Salmon River, are thrilled with the opportunity to partner with the Big Fish Games team and contribute to their rapid growth and market leadership.”