NVCC and Global Brain back 3rdKind

Japanese smartphone game publisher 3rdKind said Wednesday that it has closed $1 million in funding. The investors were Nippon Venture Capital, Global Brain and Adways.

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Tokyo (PRWEB) July 30, 2014

3rdKind Inc. allows worldwide developers not only to grow their sales on the Japanese App Store and Google Play but also to team up with major local companies such as KDDI, Sanrio, Nifty.

3rdKind not only localize but also “culturalize” foreign game apps to fit with the Asian market. It has released more than 20 titles, including million-download apps “Happy Street” and “Pocket Mine”. The company’s strength is the proven recipes of unique marketing methods that enable foreign developers to generate maximum revenue in the Asian market.

This second round investment will give 3rdKind the necessary equity to strengthen its team recruitment, expand its games catalog and raise the sales development bar in Japan, but also in China and South Korea.

About 3rdKind Inc. http://www.3rdkind-inc.com/
3rdKind is a Japanese smartphone game publisher, which provides expertise and support for overseas developers on marketing, localization, development, and “culturization” for the Japanese market. With partner like the mobile operator KDDI, 3rdKind distribute game on major Japanese app stores like “AppStore”, “GooglePlay” & “au Smart Pass”.

About Nippon Venture Capital Co., Ltd. (“NVCC” ) http://www.nvcc.co.jp/en/profile.html Nippon Venture Capital (“NVCC”), established in 1996 as one of the few largest Japanese independent venture capital firms, is destined to undertake the unprecedented task of providing full-range venture capital services in cooperation with major Japanese business leaders and leading companies, which have supported and nurtured various new businesses on their own, as well as proactively developing new venture enterprises.

NVCC provides appropriate infrastructure to selective entrepreneurial companies not only seeking for their own earnings growth but also contributing to Japanese economies in the future.

About Global Brain Corporation http://www.globalbrains.co.jp/english/
Global Brain is a Tokyo-based independent venture capital founded in 1998, which focuses on seed to middle stage IT startup companies. It currently manages 6 funds with total amount of 300 million USD. It is well known for its intensive hands-on style investments with dedicated in-house business support team, and also known for growth hack support utilizing its extensive network with large corporations.

About Adways Inc. http://adways.net/en/
Adways is a digital advertising network and a game publisher head quartered in Tokyo, Japan. It runs one of the largest smart phone app distribution network in Asia. Now, with over 1,000 employees over the world, headquartered in Tokyo, Adways currently operates in another 10 countries mainly with app marketing agency service, mobile ad network “AppDriver” and app tracking tool “PartyTrack” .

 

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