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Dorian Has Raised $3.25m Of Seed Funding

EARLY VENTURE | ANNOUNCEMENT DATE: 31 AUG 2020
WRITTEN BY | 02 Sep 2020
Dorian Has Raised $3.25m Of Seed Funding
EARLY VENTURE

💵 Pre-Seed Funding

  • San Francisco-based mobile platform for interactive stories Dorian has raised $3.25m in seed funding round led by March Capital Partners, with participation from VGames, Konvoy Ventures, London Venture Partners, Andover Ventures, Night Media and Michael Chow

  • Additionally, Twitch’s former vice president of partnerships, John Howell, has joined the company’s board as an independent director

💵 Previous Rounds

  • In March 2019, Dorian raised $2m in a seed funding led by March Capital Partners, with participation from London Venture Partners, MTG, Joi Ito, Century Game, Neoteny 4, Jens Hilger, Kevin Lin, Holly Liu and Jonathan Zweig

🎲 Product

  • Dorian is a production and publishing platform for interactive stories. It allows writers to create games from the available visual assets, flowcharts, and designing places, as well as characters, their interactions and progression without any need for coding

  • More than that, the platform allows to upload their assets on the platform and work together with other writers on a single project in real timer

  • The writers keep all the rights for their IPs, while Dorian serves as a distribution platform, which also provides detailed analytics on the audience’s response and behavior

  • Right now, the company is hiring writers both in and outside of the gaming industry. Eventually, the Dorian can grow into a content creation platform like Roblox or Twitch

  • Currently, Dorian is accessible only through invites, however, there are plans to launch it for a mass audience in the next year

SOURCES: TECHCRUNCH

Dorian
  • Established in 2018

  • Headquarters — San Francisco , California, United States

  • Founded by Julia Palatovska and Jordan Lee

  • Mobile platform for visual interactive stories