Funzio

  • Funzio Was Making $5M In Sales Per Month When It Sold To GREE For $210M

    Funzio Was Making $5M In Sales Per Month When It Sold To GREE For $210M

    San Francisco-based mobile gaming startup Funzio had just come off making more than $5 million in sales per month when it sold to Japan’s GREE for $210 million last week. Profits may be another story, and there’s less visibility into that. But Funzio had to decide between raising additional funding or selling at the time the deal happened. The numbers were revealed in… Read More

  • OMGWHAT? GREE Acquires Mobile-Social Game Developer Funzio For $210M

    OMGWHAT? GREE Acquires Mobile-Social Game Developer Funzio For $210M

    Japanese gaming giant GREE just acquired mid-core, mobile game developer Funzio for $210 million in an all-cash deal that should boost its ability to build games for Western audiences. Funzio is behind Crime City, Modern War and Kingdom Age, which are graphical RPGs that have had more than 20 million downloads on Apple’s iOS, Android or Facebook platforms. I had heard a few weeks back… Read More

  • Mobile Gaming Startup Funzio Is Raising $50M At A $350M Valuation

    Mobile Gaming Startup Funzio Is Raising $50M At A $350M Valuation

    In what will be a bellwether for the mobile gaming industry after Zynga’s deal to buy OMGPOP, Funzio is raising $50 million at a $350 million pre-money valuation, according to sources familiar with the talks. The company declined to comment. Funzio is the maker of Crime City and Modern War, both graphical RPGs that have held top ranks on the grossing charts on iOS. Their vision is to… Read More

  • Exclusive – Crime (City) Pays: Social Gaming Startup Funzio Raises $20 Million

    Exclusive – Crime (City) Pays: Social Gaming Startup Funzio Raises $20 Million

    San Francisco-based social gaming outfit Funzio has raised $20 million in its first round of institutional funding, TechCrunch has learned. The Series A financing round was led by IDG Ventures and China-focused investment firm IDG Capital Partners. Rick Thompson, co-founder and former chairman of Playdom, also participated in the round and serves as chairman of Funzio’s board. Read More