VentureBeat's "GamesBeat" featured a post today by Gabe Zichermann, the author of Game-Based Marketing and organizer of Gamification Summit 2011.
Gabe had this to say:
In the last twelve months alone, over $10 million in seed capital has flowed into a series of disruptive, gamification-centric startups, over $25 million additional capital has gone to businesses betting big on gamification as a core customer strategy, and at least one $100 million fund dedicated in part to gamification has been launched. (Last year, more than $600 million was invested in game companies).
Read more at: http://venturebeat.com/2010/12/10/vcs-level-up-with-gamification-investments-...:+Venturebeat+(VentureBeat)