Blog category: Investments

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Dragon City Developer Social Point Raises $30 Million

Mobile game developer Social Point has raised $30 Million in a funding round led by Highland Capital Partners Europe. During previous funding rounds in 2011 and 2012, the developer raised $4.5M and $14M  respectively. The Barcelona-based company was founded in 2009 and originally crea

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5th Planet Games Secures $3 Million in Funding

Mobile game developer, 5th Planet games, has secured $3 million its first funding round. The round was led by DCA Capital Partners and included investment from Moneta Ventures. The California-based develops both collectible-card and role-playing games for mobile and the web. They will

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Curse Secures $16 Million in Funding

Curse, the online community for core gamers, has secured $10 million in round B funding and a further $6 million in debt funding. GGV Capital led the funding round while the $6million debt funding came from Multiplier Capital. This brings total funding raised by the company so far to

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Microsoft Acquires the Company Behind UnityVS

Microsoft have acquired France-based SyntaxTree, the company behind UnityVS. Unity VS is a popular Visual Studio plugin for developers using the cross-platform Unity framework. It provides useful tools and integration betwen the visual studio and unity console. Microsoft will offer th

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Video Games Industry Contributed £1.02bn to UK GDP in 2013

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Flaregames Raises $12.2 Million to Expand Free-to-Play Portfolio

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Indian Mobile Developer Octro Secures $15 Million Investment

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Glu Mobile Seeking to Raise $30 million With Stock Offering

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Mobile Developer Outlay Raises $5 Million

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YouTube to Acquire Twitch for $1 Billion

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EA Revenue Hits $1.12 billion for Q1 2014; $491 From Digital

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Perfect World to Purchase 30 Million Shares in Shanda Interactive

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Bobby Kotick (Activision) Receives a $55 Million Cut

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Wargaming will invest $10Million in eSports in 2014

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Games Industry M&As Total $5Bn in Q1 2014

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Bungie Founder’s Mobile Studio Secures $5 Million in Funding

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King to Make its Debut on the New York Stock Exchange Tomorrow

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China’s FunPlus Raises a Round of $74 Million to Expand Worldwide

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PS4 is February’s best-selling console; Xbox One generates more revenue

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Perfect World Full-Year Revenues up 10%

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Mobile Developer Omnidrone Rasies $2 Million

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Kickstarter Reaches $1 Billion in Pledges with Games as the Biggest Category

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Aeria Games Europe Acquired by ProSiebenSat.1 Group

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King Aim to Raise $500 Million in IPO

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Mobile Game Developer LineKong Raise $80 Million in Series C Funding

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Supercell investors give $200,000 to British tech startup Bright Sun Group

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GameStop Posts Revenues of $3.15 Billion in Holiday Sales Worldwide

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Video Game Pledges on Kickstarter Grew by 30% in 2013

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Games Accounted for 41% of UK Entertainment Market in 2013

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Social Casino Game Developer Plumbee Receives $13 Million in Funding