VersusGame Scores $3M From Music, Entertainment Names

A number of Southern California music and entertainment names are backing a Silicon Valley prediction startup, VersusGame, in a $3M funding. According to VersusGame--which lets users make popculture predictions through its mobile games--said the seed funding came from Mark Pincus, comedian Kevin Hart, Will.i.am, Jeffrey Katzenberg, TV reality show producer Mark Burnett, along with rappers Nas and Mack Maine, music managers Gee Robertson, Polo, Anthony Saleh, and others. The company's mobile apps revolve around people winning cash prizes for their pop culture predictions. VersusGame is based in San Mateo.