Nokia Growth, London Venture, Kibo Ventures invest $2 mln in Omnidrone

Nokia Growth Partners, London Venture Partners and Kibo Ventures have invested $2 million in Omnidrone, a Barcelona-based mobile gaming company. The funding was Omnidrone’s first institutional financing. The company was formed in August 2013.

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Omnidrone, a Barcelona-based Mobile Gaming Company, Raises $2 Million from the Backers of Supercell and Grand Cru

Omnidrone announces its first institutional round of $2 million dollars from mobile and game focused VCs; Nokia Growth Partners (NGP), London Venture Partners (LVP) and Kibo Ventures. The round was completed in February 2014 and will enable Omnidrone to grow its team and prepare for the launch of its first title.

“We are excited to have such a great mix of investors onboard in our pursuit to build a major gaming company,” said Omnidrone CEO Gerard Fernandez. “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.”

“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,” said Walter Masalin of NGP. “Games dominate the time spent on mobile and we believe the strong industry momentum will continue.”

“Good mobile games come from strong design and hard work, but great ones require more. The Omnidrone guys live and breathe mobile – it’s their heart and soul, and this is where truly great mobile games start. LVP is incredibly excited to be joining them on this journey,” said David Lau-Kee, Partner at London Venture Partners. Kibo Ventures Partner Javier Torremocha adds that “Many successful games have been produced in and around Barcelona and Omnidrone’s team is the very elite of Barcelona’s game scene.”

Omnidrone is a mobile gaming company founded in August 2013 by a team of industry champions who have developed hundreds of successful titles for other companies previously, including Millionaire City and Galaxy Life. Omnidrone’s first game is a free-to-play mid-core social game optimized for tablets and mobile and it is set to be released during spring 2014. Omnidrone plans to grow the current team and hire additional international talent during 2014.

About Omnidrone
Omnidrone is a mobile gaming company founded in August 2013 by a team of ex-Digital Chocolate employees in Barcelona. The founding team has worked on many successful titles at their previous company Microjocs Mobile (co-founded, among others, by Gerard Fernandez and Elias Lozano, and acquired by Digital Chocolate in 2007) and later at Digital Chocolate. For more information, visit http://www.omnidrone.net.

About Nokia Growth Partners
Nokia Growth Partners (NGP) invests in companies that are changing the face of mobility, communications and the internet. NGP offers industry expertise, capital and an extensive network, enabling entrepreneurs to build disruptive, industry-changing companies and take them to the global market. With offices in the US, Europe, India and China, NGP extends the reach of companies making their products and services local everywhere. Visit http://www.nokiagrowthpartners.com for more information.

About London Venture Partners
A Seed Fund focused on investments in Europe in pre-seed and seed stage companies in the Online, Mobile, Social, and Cloud game sector including Technology and Services B2B companies powering consumer facing game companies. For more information, visit http://www.londonvp.com/.

About Kibo Ventures
Kibo Ventures is a Venture Capital fund based in Madrid (Spain), with a preeminent position in the Spanish market and a Super Angel positioning. It is one of the most active Spanish investors in the early stages of digital companies, with over 20 companies in its portfolio. It currently manages €45M of the Amerigo Invierte Spain Technologies FCR fund, part of the Amerigo network, promoted by global telecom company Telefónica, as well as other relevant institutional investors.
Kibo Ventures invests both in Spain and abroad, mainly backing exceptional Spanish entrepreneurs with differentiated technologies and business models with the potential to scale globally, while maintaining an active involvement supporting the development of the companies in its portfolio. For more information, visit http://www.kiboventures.com.

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