Play Ventures


Gaming VC


Play Ventures is the premium early stage VC fund investing in gaming and gaming services startups around the world. We invest early into the most promising mobile & PC free-to-play game studios and games services startups that are looking for more than just money. The fund is investing globally in Europe, Asia and the North Americas expecting to make 8-10 new investments per year. Our typical first investment into a new company ranges from $500K-$1M with the capacity to follow on in future financing rounds. 

The partners meet and evaluate hundreds of companies per year and invest in only the best teams with the highest potential. Our goal is to help ambitious entrepreneurs create the next 100m+ gaming companies around the world. In the teams we invest in we expect passion for games, raw talent and most importantly humbleness and team play.  

We love passionate founders who dream big and we want to help achieve those dreams, no matter how ambitious or crazy they might seem. If you are a new game studio or games services startup looking for funding and advice please contact us.

Our simple approach and vision

We Invest Early

We are successful gaming entrepreneurs ourselves and can identify winning teams even before they have products.

We Add Value

We help our companies with recruitment, product design, fund raising and our unique network. Our goal is to be the most value-adding games VC.

We Collaborate

We co-invest with the best games VCs to maximize company support and global network. We always try to ensure the best possible outcome for the founders.



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.  

Mainframe Industries raises $8.3 million for cloud-native games from Andreessen Horowitz & Riot Games, Play Ventures and more.

“The Finnish-Icelandic gaming studio founded by former CCP, Remedy Entertainment, and Next Games veterans is developing an unannounced cloud-native massively multiplayer online game that is designed and built at Mainframe’s Helsinki and Reykjavik studios.”

Traplight Secures $9 Million In Funding And Launched Battle Legion

Finnish mobile firm Traplight Games has raised €8 million ($9 million) in a funding roundEQT Ventures led the investment with further participation from Play Ventures, Initial Capital, and Heartcore Capital to support the scale-up of their trail-blazing game Battle Legion.