Play Ventures

PLAY VENTURES
THE PREMIUM SEED-STAGE VC FOR GAMING STARTUPS​
THE PREMIUM SEED-STAGE VC FOR GAMING STARTUPS​
PLAY VENTURES
CO CREATING
THE NEW WAVE OF GAMING POWERHOUSES
THE NEW WAVE OF GAMING POWERHOUSES
CO-CREATING
UNITING
PEOPLE THROUGH PLAY
PEOPLE THROUGH PLAY
UNITING
21ST CENTURY IS THE CENTURY OF
GAMING
21ST CENTURY IS THE CENTURY OF
GAMING
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FOR THE LOVE OF GAMES

Play Ventures is the premium early stage VC fund investing in gaming and gaming services startups around the world. We invest early into the most promising mobile & PC free-to-play game studios and games services startups that are looking for more than just money. The fund is investing globally in Europe, Asia and the North Americas expecting to make 6-8 new investments per year. Our typical first investment into a new company ranges from $500K-$1M with the capacity to follow on in future financing rounds. 

The partners meet and evaluate hundreds of companies per year and invest in only the best teams with the highest potential. Our goal is to help ambitious entrepreneurs create the next 100m+ gaming companies around the world. In the teams we invest in we expect passion for games, raw talent and most importantly humbleness and team play.  

We love passionate founders who dream big and we want to help achieve those dreams, no matter how ambitious or crazy they might seem. If you are a new game studio or games services startup looking for funding and advice please contact us.

Our simple approach and vision

We Invest Early

We are successful gaming entrepreneurs ourselves and can identify winning teams even before they have products.

We Add Value

We help our companies with recruitment, product design, fund raising and our unique network. Our goal is to be the most value-adding games VC.

We Collaborate

We co-invest with the best games VCs to maximize company support and global network. We always try to ensure the best possible outcome for the founders.

HUMBLE HIGHLIGHTS

THrOUGHOUT THE YEARS

Play Ventures will invest $30 million in game startups

Play Ventures is raising a $30 million fund to invest in game startups. The company will be run by Harri Manninen of Helsinki and Henric Suuronen of Singapore, but it will invest in startups around the world.  

Rovio - Makers Of Angry Birds Announces Investment In Play Ventures

We are very excited and humbled to announce Rovio – makers of Angry Birds join as investor in Play Ventures. We all owe the awesome folks at Rovio for making mobile gaming as big as it now is. Thank you Rovio for joining our mission to create the world’s #1 early stage gaming fund.

Helsinki start-up Reworks raises $1.5m in funding as studio looks to challenge Glu Mobile’s Design Home

A new Helsinki-based studio called Reworks has raised $1.5 million in pre-seed investment as the company looks to challenge the “customisation games” market.