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Ex-Rovio team Boomlagoon raises $3.6 million for F2P character-driven gaming

Date Type Companies involved Size
May 6th, 2014 investment 360 Capital Partners
Boomlagoon
Inventure
Northzone
$3.6m
Ex-Rovio team Boomlagoon raises $3.6 million for F2P character-driven gaming

Finnish developer Boomlagoon has announced it's raised $3.6 million in its Series A funding round.

Spotify investor Northzone lead the round, with additional funding from 360 Capital Partners and Finnish early-stage investor Inventure.

Seed investors Jari Ovaskainen and London Venture Partners also participated.

Parallel tracks

Founded by three veterans from Rovio, Boomlagoon is currently working on a free-to-play character-led mobile game called Monsu, details of which are expected to be announced "soon".

The eight-strong team will also be expanding its headcount in order to start working on multiple projects.

Its debut title Noble Nutlings was released in 2013, finding particularly acclaim in Japan where a version was released via the LINE platform.

"The legacy of successes by our investors is another indicator that our team is on the right track," said Boomlagoon CEO, Antti Stén.

"We're thrilled to have them aboard, helping us bring engaging character-driven games to global audiences."


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