Play Ventures

The leading early-stage VC fund investing in gaming and gaming services startups around the world

💸 Funds Raised – $250m:

  • In April 2021, Play Ventures raised $135m for its second fund Fund II to fuel new gaming industry investments

  • In August 2019, Play Ventures announced its final closing of the 1st fund of $40m exceeding the target aim of $10m

  • In November 2021, Play Ventures announced a fully subscribed $75m Play Future Fund, focused on the intersection of web3 and gaming

📂 Fund’s contacts:

🙎‍♂️Founding Partner — Henric Suuronen, over 16 years of experience building mobile games studio. Co-founder of Nonstop Games which was acquired by King for $32m+ earnout

🙎‍♂️Founding Partner — Harri Manninen. He previously co-founded Rocket Pack, which was acquired by Disney in 2011. He is also the co-founder of Matchmade (Shark Punch)

🙎‍♂️Associate — Anton Backman. Previously he was the co-founder and CEO of Wave Ventures, the Nordics’ first student-run venture capital fund. Prior to that, he co-managed investor operations at Slush and worked for a major Nordic law firm

🙎‍♂️Analyst — Phylicia Koh. Experienced marketing and product lead. Prior to Play Ventures, she led product and marketing at Voice Labs and Homage

💵 Recent Investments

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General Information:


Primary office: Singapore with an additional office in Helsinki

Year founded: 2018

Team: 5 members

Investment Focus: 

Stage: Early-stage (Pre-seed and Seed rounds)

Check size: from $500k to $1 mln

Geography: Global

Industry: F2P mobile/PC game studios and games services startups