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Play backs Mainframe Industries - Amazing team from CCP, Remedy and Next Games

We are proud to announce our investment in Mainframe Industries. 

“We believe that cloud gaming has the potential to expand gaming to entirely new audiences globally. We are very excited to back the Mainframe team in their quest to revolutionize MMOs and we think that their unique founder DNA is perfectly placed to capture this opportunity” says Harri Manninen, Founding Partner at Play Ventures. 

Play Ventures invests in Starform - a new studio in Seattle by former King and Z2 veterans

Play is proud to be backers of Starform – a new Seattle-based game studio that former King and Z2Live mobile game veterans started.  The studio has raised $1.25 million and announced plans to make online games across various platforms.

Learn how to pitch your Gaming start-up

We review hundreds of pitches every year and have helped dozens of start-ups raise funding. If you are a gaming start-up entrepreneur looking to secure pre-seed or seed stage venture funding, check out our guide on ‘How to properly pitch your start-up’ on SlideShare. 

Our first fund over-subscribed at $40m

We at Play Ventures are super happy and proud to announce that our debut fund was over subscribed at $40m. With these funds we wish to help to create the next billion dollar games companies in Asia, Europe and the US.

Redhill Games raises $11.4m toward first project

Play Ventures portfolio company Redhill Games announced that it has raised $11.4 million in funding in an investment round led by Makers Fund along with project financing from Kowloon Nights. Play Ventures participated in the new round as well. 

Gamejam publishes Marshmello Music Dance Game

“It’s very exciting for Gamejam to be the first game developer ever to partner with an artist well-known like Marshmello to launch an album exclusive for 24 hours within a game which has never been achieved before,” said Christian Calderon, CEO of Gamejam, in a statement. Play Ventures invested in Gamejam in May 2019. 

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” marketPlay Ventures invested originally in the Helsinki based studio in December 2018. 

Rovio - makers of Angry Birds announces investment in Play Ventures

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

MTG invests in Play Ventures

MTG Invests In Play Ventures as Part of Global Gaming Strategy

We are thrilled to welcome international entertainment powerhouse Modern Time Group (MTG) onboard as a limited partner. Play Ventures is proud to be working with MTG in backing the next generation of top gaming companies. 

Henric Suuronen of Play Ventures

henric Suuronen - Entrepreneur, Investor, Game Maker

Henric shares his investment beginnings, wins, and why he’s investing his own funds heavily into Play Ventures. Meet one of the men behind the world’s leading early stage gaming fund. 

[IN FINNISH] Kultasormet perustivat uuden rahaston - Play Ventures keräsi 30 miljoonaa euroa sijoitettavaa pelialan startupeihin

Uuden Play Ventures -pääomasijoitusrahaston perustajat Harri Manninen ja Henric Suuronen tunnetaan peliyrittäjinä, jotka ovat myyneet omat yhtiönsä menestyksellisesti Disneylle ja Kingille.

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.