London-based mobile games developer Hutch has closed a $5.5 million investment round.
The investment was co-led by Index Ventures and Backed VC and will be used to rapidly grow the company out.
Hutch also revealed that its latest game, Hot Wheels: Race Off, had achieved over 14 million downloads in less than a month after launching.
Dominate the sector
"We founded Hutch on a long term vision that racing on mobile devices had enormous category potential," said Shaun Rutland, CEO of Hutch.
"We built our studio on a thesis that we could dominate the sector, by bringing new, refreshing and compelling entertainment to the genre.
"We’re now firing on all-cylinders, with incredible talent, technology and IP. This investment is testimony to that and will allow us to accelerate our ambitions, whilst also creating a company with strong values and a culture that empowers our people to create leading-edge mobile games."
Hutch is currently hiring for a number of roles. You can find out some tips on how to get a job with the company in our interview with Rutland.