Finnish educational game developer Lightneer, which was founded by Rovio (Angry Birds) alumns, has raised a seed funding round of $5 million. The round was led by GSV Acceleration, with participation from Helsinki-based IPR.VC, the French VC Brighteye, and Reach Capital from Silicon Valley.
Israeli gaming company Plarium has been acquired by the Australian casino company Aristocrat in a deal worth $500 million.
Paris-based Alt Tab Productions, owner of O’Gaming TV, an esports video content production and events company, has received an investment of €2.5 million from Toronto-based Millennial Esports Corp.
Norwegian edtech gaming company Kahoot! has raised $10 million in an extension of its Series A round. This follows an initial tranche of funding last September of $10 million, bringing the total round to $20 million. The round was led by a number of Norwegian private investors alongside existing investors Microsoft Ventures, Creandum, and Northzone. […]
RFRSH, an e-sports entertainment startup based in Copenhagen, has raised €7.2 million from Creandum, the founders of Supercell, and investors Tommy Ahlers and David Helgason RFRSH, which launched last December, describes itself as an e-sports media house and live entertainment producer. The new funds will be invested in original content and live entertainment products. The […]
French startup Shadow, has raised a €51 million Series A round. Shadow is developing super-sleek computers based in the cloud, directed at primarily at gamers. The user’s phones, laptops, and Shadow’s device are all connected in the cloud to hundreds of servers that provide hyper-fast service and perfect HD images.
TreasureHunt, a Berlin-based mobile gaming company, has raised $6 million in a Series A round led by The Gauelmann Group and angel investors. The company, cofounded by ex EA, Zynag, Rovio, and King staffers, is prepping the launch of its next game Pet Paradise, a “bubble shooter” game, which is being released tomorrow. The company […]