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TinyBuild raises not-so-tiny funding as it secures $15 million investment

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February 18th, 2019 investment tinyBuild Games $15m
TinyBuild raises not-so-tiny funding as it secures $15 million investment

Seattle-based indie publisher TinyBuild has secured $15 million in Series-A investment.

While it declined to comment on who provided the funding, TInyBuild has pointed out three key areas where it plans to use this investment. First and foremost, the publisher plans on expanding both its Seattle and Amsterdam offices.

“We don’t necessarily hire for specific roles, rather build roles around people’s skills — and when the industry changes, morph those roles into whatever is relevant at the time,” said CEO Alex Nichiporchik in an email to GeekWire.

“I strongly believe it’s dangerous to build companies in the games industry that rely on a strict structure with specific roles - the industry is dynamic, and so is tinyBuild. The flip side of this is that it can often feel like everything is on fire. Organized chaos is what I call it!”

The funding will also go towards growing new franchises across products, creating transmedia IP that extends beyond games. Third and finally, TinyBuild is looking at investing in new games with new gameplay - in particular, poking around mod scenes to find the next Dota or battle royale.

This investment follows last April's $3.75 million seed funding round. TinyBuild used those funds to expand the Hello Neighbour franchise and invest in new projects.


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Natalie Clayton is an Edinburgh-based freelance writer and game developer. Besides PCGamesInsider and Pocketgamer.biz, she's written across the games media landscape and was named in the 2018 GamesIndustry.biz 100 Rising Star list.

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