Mobile games publishing platform Carry1sthas raised $6 million in Series A funding.
Konvoy Ventures led the investment round with participation from Riot Games, Raine Ventures, AET Fund/Akatsuki, and TTV Capital.
Konvoy's managing partner Jackson Vaughan will join the board as part of the raise.
The investment will be used to build new partnerships, launch and scale its existing portfolio of games, and expand its product, engineering, and growth teams.
This takes Carry1st's total funding to $9.5 million.
Founded in 2018, and with offices in the US and South Africa, Carry1st has a special focus on the African market.
“Carry1st is helping to bring mobile gaming to Africa by solving for distribution with their payment infrastructure and approaching sub-regions with contextual understanding," Vaughan commented.
"Cordel, Lucy, and Tino are incredible founders with strong experience on the continent. We're excited to lead their Series A and support them as they continue to bring joy to their users across the continent".
Carry1st provides a full stack publishing solution, handling distribution, localisation, user acquisition, marketing, customer experience, and monetization for its partners.
Carry1st’s Pay1st platform is an embedded fintech solution which consolidates the most well-adopted payment methods in six African countries, allowing customers to pay in their preferred way.