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Marmalade adds Ben Drury to board

[UPDATE] Bloc Ventures provides $2 million to fund growth plans

Update: Marmalade has followed up the appointment of Ben Drury to its board with raising $2 million in funding from Bloc Ventures. Harvey Elliott, Marmalade's CEO, had the following to say:

“The Bloc Ventures-led investment will enable us to reach more of the global developer market as we expand our product offering, develop our technology roadmap and continue our plans for international expansion.”

Original Story: Mobile technology Marmalade, home of the free SDK of the same name, has appointed radio services platform 7digital founder Ben Drury to its governing board.

"I'm very excited to join the board of Marmalade, having been a gamer since the age of 9 and an avid follower of the industry ever since," said Drury.

"I see many parallels between what Marmalade is doing in the games and mobile app space with what 7digital is doing in digital music. Through my experience of building a UK technology company I hope to raise the profile of the excellent technology and services offered by Marmalade, and help grow the business to become a leading technology company."

Drury was the head of music at BT before founding 7digital in 2004. He's also a non-executive director at Intercede.

"Marmalade is poised to take a huge leap over the coming months," added Marmalade CEO Harvey Elliott.

"We're expanding our developer tool significantly, growing our international network and expanding our Game Studio. Ben's experience in building a hugely successful British technology business will help us to deliver on these ambitions. As founder and through more than ten years of being CEO of 7digital, Ben has successfully steered a fast-growing UK-based technology company through rapid growth and international expansion which mirrors our extensive roadmap."

Marmalade is home to the Marmalade SDK and the Marmalade Game Studio.

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