THE LEADING EARLY STAGE GAMING VC

Henric Suuronen, Anton Backman, Harri Manninnen (from left to right)

We Love Gaming

We invest early into the most promising free-to-play game studios and games services startups from across the globe.

We live to help ambitious and passionate entrepreneurs create the next $100M+ gaming powerhouse.

The Play Principles

We Invest Early

Founded by successful gaming entrepreneurs, we identify winning teams and invest in them even before they have products.

We Support Founders

We provide tailored support through our unique network, from recruitment, to design, fundraising, and more.

We Love Collaboration

We encourage and facilitate sharing amongst our portfolio founders, and co-invest with the best gaming VCs from across the globe.

Reworks Acquired by Playtika For Up To $600M

Reworks Acquired by Playtika For Up To $600M

We are incredibly delighted to announce the acquisition of Reworks, to Playtika for $400M and a $200M earn-out. We are proud to have backed the company from the very first pre-seed round to subsequent rounds, and to have played a small role in helping with game design, recruitment, fundraising and more, along the way. Congrats to CEO Ilkka Teppo and his awesome team for this achievement, all in less than 3 years! 

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Mod.io Raises $26M Series A Led by Tencent

Mod.io Raises $26M Series A Led by Tencent

Huge congrats to the mod.io team for raising a $26M Series A for their platform that powers mods for 80 games on 11 platforms. 2021 saw over 1M mods created and downloaded 177M times!

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Play Ventures is Mobile Games Awards Investor of The Year

Play Ventures is Mobile Games Awards Investor of The Year

We're proud to win the prestigious Pocket Gamer Mobile Games Award for Investor of the Year! A massive thank you to the 32+ companies who have chosen to take us along their entrepreneurship adventure, our investors, partners, families, Pocket Gamer, and Steel Media.

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Play Ventures' US$135M Fund II To Power Future Unicorns of Gaming

Play Ventures' US$135M Fund II To Power Future Unicorns of Gaming

We are excited to announce the closing of Play Ventures Fund II, a $135M fund that we will invest in the world’s best game makers and entrepreneurs. This is a milestone for us, and brings our total assets under management to $175M across both our funds. 


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MOBILE PREMIER LEAGUE raises $95M From composite capital, play ventures, and more

MOBILE PREMIER LEAGUE raises $95M From composite capital, play ventures, and more

The Series D funding was led by Composite Capital and Moore Strategic Ventures. Play Ventures also participated in the round, which values MPL at $945 million.

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MAINFRAME INDUSTRIES RAISES $8.3M FOR CLOUD-NATIVE GAMES FROM ANDREESSEN HOROWITZ, RIOT GAMES, PLAY VENTURES, AND MORE

MAINFRAME INDUSTRIES RAISES $8.3M 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.

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Bigger Games CLOSES $6M ROUND LED BY Index Ventures

Bigger Games CLOSES $6M ROUND LED BY Index Ventures

Istanbul's Bigger Games has raised a $6M round led by Index Ventures, who have backed the likes of Roblox, King, and Supercell. Play Ventures led the pre-seed round and participated in the new round.

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