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Games chat platform Discord pulls in $150m investment

Date Type Companies involved Size
December 24th, 2018 investment Discord $150m
Games chat platform Discord pulls in $150m investment

Games chat platform Discord has raised more than $150 million investment in a deal that values the company at around $2.05 billion.

The funding round was led by Greenoaks Capital and also includes Tencent, IVP, Index Ventures, Firstmark and Technology Opportunity Partners.

Expansion plans

Discord is a hugely popular and free voice communications platform amongst gamers, home to more than 200 million users.

The service recently opened up a storefront to sell PC games. We previously delved into why Discord could become a serious competitor to Steam, based on the moves of numerous mobile chat apps into providing games.

That store now aims to offer developers a 90/10 revenue split in 2019.

The $150m funding round comes over a year after the company raised $50 million back in June 2017.

This story was originally published on our sister-site PocketGamer.biz.


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Craig Chapple is Senior Editor of PocketGamer.biz and InfluencerUpdate.biz. He was previously Deputy Editor at Develop and Online Editor at Nintendo of Europe.