Barcelona-based Omnidrone secures $2M from institutional investors
Omnidrone, a mobile gaming firm based in Barcelona, has obtained $2 million from Nokia Growth Partners, London Venture Partners and Kibo Ventures, a statement about the funding said.
The financing, which closed last month, is Omnidrone's first institutional round. Proceeds from the investors, which also backed Supercell and Grand Cru, will be used by the startup to add to its workforce and get things ready for the roll out of its first title. The company intends to get more international talent on board this year, the statement said.
Omnidrone Chief Executive Officer Gerard Fernandez said in the statement, "We are excited to have such a great mix of investors onboard in our pursuit to build a major gaming company. NGP and London Venture Partners can bring much value through their deep mobile and game expertise as well as investment experience from having invested in other leading gaming companies previously. Also NGP's global presence and Kibo Ventures' footprint in the Spanish market are important for us to grow our company to the next level."
A veteran team of game developers, which had previously worked at Digital Chocolate in Barcelona, established Omnidrone in August last year. They were already able to develop numerous other well-known gaming titles for other firms, two of which are Millionaire City and Galaxy Life. The startup aims to launch its tablets and mobile-focused "free-to-play mid-core social game" this spring.
Walter Masalin of Nokia Growth Partners, which backs firms that disrupt the mobility, communications and internet space, said in the statement, "Gerard and his team built their first mobile games already in the early 2000s and pioneered free-to-play games on Facebook. They have all the skills needed to build a portfolio of top-tier mobile games. Games dominate the time spent on mobile and we believe the strong industry momentum will continue."