{“data”:[{“type”:”image”,”data”:{“file”:{“url”:”http://tech.eu/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/Screen-Shot-2015-08-04-at-14.27.11.png”,”full”:”http://tech.eu/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/Screen-Shot-2015-08-04-at-14.27.11.png”},”text”:””}},{“type”:”text”,”data”:{“text”:”Finnish mobile games maker [Seriously](http://www.seriously.com/) is today announcing that it has [closed $18 million in Series A funding](http://blogs.wsj.com/venturecapital/2015/08/04/best\\-fiends\\-creator\\-seriously\\-scores\\-18m\\-to\\-build\\-mobile\\-game\\-into\\-entertainment\\-brand/), bringing its [total capital raised](http://radar.tech.eu/#/companies/20617/overview) to a healthy $28 million.\n\nThe round was led by early Spotify investor Northzone, with Korea Investment Partners and prior backers Upfront Ventures, Sunstone Capital and Daher Capital participating.\n\nSeriously is best known for [‘Best Fiends’](http://bestfiends.com/) \\(15 million downloads and 1.35 million daily players for a game that was launched less than a year ago\\), which the startup says it intends to expand beyond the mobile game and into a ‘global entertainment franchise’, echoing earlier statement from Finland’s Rovio when it rolled out the Angry Birds brand around the world.\n\nThe fresh cash will be used to ramp up production and invest in marketing, Seriously says.\n\n**Also read:**\n\n[European tech companies raised €3.47 billion in venture capital in Q2 2015](http://tech.eu/features/5500/analysis\\-european\\-tech\\-startups\\-venture\\-capital\\-funding\\-q2\\-2015/)\n\n[These were the 20 biggest funding rounds in European tech in the first half of 2015](http://tech.eu/features/5387/the\\-20\\-biggest\\-funding\\-rounds\\-in\\-europe\\-in\\-h1\\-2015/)\n”}},{“type”:”image”,”data”:{“text”:””}}]}

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