<P>&nbsp;</P> <P align=justify><STRONG>Picaboum, a <A title="" href="https://www.aderly.com/jeux_videos_cinema/index,p,100076,EN.jsp" target=_blank>Lyon-based developer of applications for social networks and mobile platforms</A>, recently raised &#8364;1.5 million from Orkos Capital.</STRONG> </P> <P align=justify>&nbsp;</P> <P align=justify>One of Picaboum&#8217;s notable projects is "Les Monsteurs", a game on Facebook that enables people to collect characters made of play dough. Thanks to the funds raised, the company is aiming to <STRONG>accelerate its international growth and enlarge its audience</STRONG>, in particular by launching across mobile platforms. <STRONG>The firm has already initiated this growth by deploying its applications on Facebook</STRONG> and on the leading Russian social network: Odnoklassniki.</P> <P align=justify>&nbsp;</P> <P align=justify><STRONG>Founded in 2010 in the Ecully area of Lyon</STRONG>, the start-up currently employs 20 people and specializes in casual gaming and music gaming. <STRONG>It has a subsidiary in the United States and a development studio in Ukraine.<BR></STRONG></P>