Boomlagoon, a Finnish game studio created by former Angry Birds creators, has raised $3.6 million in funding to build mobile games.
Helsinki-based Boomlagoon is one in a series of Finnish game startups that have successfully raised money in the wake of big successes like Rovio (maker of Angry Birds) and Supercell (creator of Clash of Clans). There’s something in the water over there, or maybe the snow.
The funding comes from European investors Northzone, Inventure, and 360 Capital Partners. They join existing investors that include angel investor Jari Ovaskainen and London Venture Partners, who also participated in this round.
“We have been very impressed by the Boomlagoon team, and believe they have a unique understanding of how to drive casual mobile games to broad markets,” says Torleif Ahlsand, General Partner in Northzone, in a statement. “All games from Boomlagoon are based on memorable characters and a clear strategy on monetization. I really look forward to joining the board to work with them to make their ambitious goals a reality.”
Boomlagoon was created in 2012 by three former Rovio team members who worked on Angry Birds, which has been downloaded billions of times and become the basis for licensed merchandise. Boomlagoon now has eight employees, and it is near to announcing its next game.