The Helsinki-based game and entertainment company Seriously has raised more than 1.9 million euros in seed funding. The financing round was led by Upfront Ventures, Sunstone Capital and Daher Capital. According to the company, the funding will be invested into content development and further team building.
In addition, the company has hired two game industry professionals. Philip Hickey, who has formerly worked for Nokia and Rovio, has joined company as Vice President for Marketing and Communications. Also Petri Räsänen, a Games Artist from Rocketpack, has recently joined the team. Both of the company’s founders, Petri Järvilehto and Andrew Stalbow are also games industry veterans.
At the moment Seriously’s total seed raise stands at more than 3.6 million euros, as the company closed a 1.7 million round of financing in 2013. Nevertheless, Seriously has not launched one single product yet: the first games are scheduled for release later in 2014.
Article is published in cooperation with Good News from Finland.