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Facebook Backer Accel Invests in Gaming Startup Dragonplay

Accel Partners, the venture firm that backed Facebook Inc. and Groupon Inc., is investing $14 million in Israeli social gaming developer Dragonplay, adding to its investments in the fast-growing industry.

Tel Aviv-based Dragonplay will use the investment to expand an existing portfolio of games on Facebook and for mobile devices based on Google Inc.’s Android software, the companies said in a statement. The company will also launch on new platforms including Apple Inc.’s iOS operating system.