March 6, 2021

Bombay play raises $1.5 mn in pre-Sequence A funding from Leo Capital

Gaming firm Bombay Play has raised $1.5 million in pre-Sequence A funding from enterprise capital agency centered on early-stage expertise investments Leo Capital in addition to angel investor and co-founder of Livspace Ramakant Sharma. The funds will probably be used to rent essentially the most proficient recreation makers in India and develop internationally, mentioned a press assertion issued by the corporate.

Elaborating on the transfer, Bombay Play CEO Oliver Jones mentioned, “India is on a rocket ship trajectory to changing into one of many prime recreation improvement hubs of the world. We’re constructing a workforce that has the imaginative and prescient and vitality to ship world-class titles that may compete with one of the best.”

“India right this moment has the tech and inventive expertise to provide world-class content material for international audiences,” Abhas Saroha, CTO of Bombay Play, added. Based by two skilled entrepreneurs within the gaming area, Abhas Saroha and Oliver Jones, Bombay Play creates multiplayer video games. Whereas Oliver Jones had co-founded Moonfrog labs and directed video games at Glu cellular and Zynga, Abhas Saroha led engineering at Zynga, Moonfrog Labs, and Makemytrip.

The startup’s hottest titles embody Pokemon Tower Battle, Card Occasion, and 29 Card Sport. It’s now gearing to launch a Battle Royale Sport ‘lockdown brawl’ primarily as a result of on-line video games and communication have seen enormous development as individuals search for enjoyable methods to socialize from dwelling in the course of the Covid-19 pandemic, the discharge said.

Bombay Play amassed 10 million downloads in its first 12 months for its signature recreation ‘Card Occasion’. Final December, the Pokémon Firm additionally introduced that it will associate with Bombay Play to publish video games on Fb.