Please provide 10-25 VC investments in gaming related start-ups since 2014.

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Please provide 10-25 VC investments in gaming related start-ups since 2014.

Executive summary

There are emerging startups in the gaming industry all over the world. The majority of startups are getting more involved in augmented and virtual reality items, while some gaming companies are focusing on mobile platforms and creating new games. After searching extensively, I was able to complete your request for gaming startups that had venture capital investments from 2014-2017. My list has 19 startups because many companies either did not receive funding or gained funding before the allotted time period. In 2014, there were seven major startups that received funding. On February 25, 2016, Niantic, Inc., the company that developed Pokemon Go, received $5 million in funding from the Alsop Louie Partners. The most recent funding was on November 6, 2017, when Mojiworks received $2.76 million from Balderton Capital. Below, I have listed each startup by date, investors, size of the investment given, and where the startup is located.

Venture capital investments for gaming in 2014

On March 28, 2014, Gamblit Gaming had one investor, American Capital, and size of the investment was $12 million. Gamblit Gaming is located in Glendale, California.

Survios received $4.2 million from Shasta Ventures on May 19, 2014. Survios is located in Culver City, California and created Raw Data, one of the top games on Steam's charts.

On June 5, 2014, Super Evil Mega Corp received an investment of $15 million from General Catalyst. This company is located in San Mateo, California and focuses on touch-screen gaming for mobile phones.

Kiwi, Inc.'s investor, Northgate Capital, invested $15 million on August 6, 2014. Kiwi Inc. helps programmers and companies build mobile games and develop tools in Palo Alto, California.

Osmo received $12 million on October 16, 2014, from Accel Partners. Osmo develops educational games for children in Palo Alto, California.

On October 21, 2014, Magic Leap, a company that focuses on Virtual and Augmented Reality received $542 million from Google. Magic Leap is located in Plantation, Florida.

On December 11, 2014, Kamcord received $15 million from GungHo. Kamcord is located in San Francisco, California and is known for developing a mobile game play camera systems for gamers.

Venture capital investments for gaming in 2015

On January 28, 2015, Meta received $23 million in funding from Y Combinator and Horizons Ventures to further develop their augmented reality services. Meta is located in San Mateo, California.

On May 13, 2015, Tencent Holdings invested an estimated total of
$60 million on Pocket Gems, the creators of War Dragons and Episode on Android and iPhone devices. Pocket Gems is located in San Francisco, California.

On August 19, 2015, CastAR received $15 million in funding from Playground Global. CastAR was working on an augmented reality gaming system but they decided to shut down in June 2017. This startup was located in Mountain View, California.

venture capital investments for gaming in 2016

On January 28, 2016, Next Games received $10 million from IDG Ventures. Next Games developed Walking Dead: No Man's Land for mobile devices and is located in Helsinki, Finland.

On February 25, 2016, Niantic, Inc. received $5 million in funding from the Alsop Louie Partners. Niantic, Inc. developed Pokemon Go and Ingress. They are located in San Francisco, California.

On May 16, 2016, Kokomo Games received $446.3 million, from K-Cube Ventures. Kokomo Games is located in Seoul, South Korea and is the driving force behind Lineage 2 and Blade & Soul.

Also, on May 16, 2016, Lucid Sight, a VR development company, received $3.5 million in funding from Salem Partners and Rana Capital Partners. Lucid Sight is located in Los Angeles, California.

On August 31, 2016, Steel Wool Studios received $5 million in funding from HTC. Steel Wool Studios is located in Oakland, California and focuses on VR games and interactive and educational platforms.

On September 29, 2016, CodeSpark received $2.5 million from PGA Venture Partners. CodeSpark is located in Pasadena, California and focuses on creating educational games for children.

Venture capital investments for gaming in 2017

Wonder, a company focused on creating a smartphone for gamers, acquired $14 million from TCL Communication Technology Holdings Limited and Grishin Robotics on June 28, 2017. Wonder is located in Venice, California.

On October 23, 2017, Cloud9 received $25 million from the Founders Fund in San Francisco, California. Cloud9 is one of the biggest esports teams in Los Angeles, California.

On November 6, 2017, Mojiworks, a company that develops games for iMessage, received $2.76 million from Balderton Capital. This company is located in Surrey, United Kingdom.

Conclusion

In conclusion, I was able to gather a list of 19 startups in the gaming industry that gained venture capital investments from 2014-2017. Each company had details including their investors, investment amount, and location. The most popular startup was Niantic, Inc. and the most recent venture capital investment happened on November 6, 2017, for Mojiworks.
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