Funzio the only gaming entry in VentureWire's FASTech 50

List attempts to cut through the 'me-too' clutter

Funzio the only gaming entry in VentureWire's FASTech 50
Mobile and social game developer Funzio can celebrate another milestone because, having recently seen its mobile game Crime City hit 1 million downloads in only five days on the iOS App Store, - plus having over 7 million players on Facebook - it's now won more accolades.

It's the only gaming company to feature in the Dow Jones VentureWire FASTech 50 list of the most innovative technology startups.

Innovation as standard

"Venture capitalists are always searching for startups that are developing truly original technology with the potential to transform the marketplace," said Scott Austin, editor of Dow Jones VentureWire.

"The FASTech 50 cuts through the clutter of me-too startups to highlight companies developing the most innovative and investment-worthy technologies."

Funzio CEO Ken Chiu outlined his thoughts.

"We're honoured to be selected as the most innovative gaming startup," he said.

"Our first game Crime City instantly became a huge hit, and it continues to top the charts and have millions of monthly players. We can't wait to release more high quality games that people love playing on mobile, Facebook and Google+."

You can view the full list of entries at the VentureWire's FASTech 50.

When Matt was 7 years old he didn't write to Santa like the other little boys and girls. He wrote to Mario. When the rotund plumber replied, Matt's dedication to a life of gaming was established. Like an otaku David Carradine, he wandered the planet until becoming a writer at Pocket Gamer.