The new investment will help further expand BoosterMedia’s HTML5 mobile games distribution network internationally.
UTRECHT (Netherlands) and HAMBURG (Germany) – February 8, 2012 – BoosterMedia (www.boostermedia.dev), the leading mobile browser games distribution network, today has announced it has secured €1.75 million in a new funding round. The round was led by Truffle Capital (Paris, France) and Solid Ventures (Amsterdam, The Netherlands), two of the previous investors in the company.
By providing mobile gaming destinations to online media and gaming brands, BoosterMedia reaches a rapidly growing audience of gamers beyond the traditional channels like the app-stores. With a focus on browser-based games, these brands can offer their users an instant gaming experience, without having to send them away to the Android Market or iPhone App Store. The latest funding will help BoosterMedia further expand its mobile games distribution network worldwide.
“With this latest investment, we can further execute on our ambition to establish the largest network for mobile browser-game distribution”, says CEO and Founder Laurens Rutten. “Over the last year, we have seen a sharp increase in the quality of HTML5 games that are available, including good mobile social games. We want to provide developers a dedicated channel to reach mobile gamers in a new way.”
BoosterMedia will introduce significant enhancements to its mobile games distribution platform at Casual Connect Europe. Important new features include game-to-platform social integration, such as friend connections, virtual currencies, achievements and leaderboards. Casual Connect is the premier event for the casual and social gaming industry, taking place in Hamburg from February 7-9, 2012.
BoosterMedia is the leading provider of mobile gaming destinations for online media, game websites, social networks, mobile operators and handset makers. The company distributes a wide catalogue of browser-based mobile games across its rapidly increasing network. BoosterMedia currently reaches millions of mobile gamers in over 25 countries in Europe, Latin America and South-East Asia. In addition to its in-house Game Studio, specialized in HTML5 social games development, BoosterMedia also partners with external game developers worldwide.
BoosterMedia was founded in 2009 and is based in Utrecht, The Netherlands. The company currently employs over 30 mobile games professionals and is growing rapidly.