We just found out that Ludei (an HTML5 game development platform based in San Francisco) secured $1.5 million in funding. According to the official press release, the funds will be used to expand the engineering team and bring its development platform to app developers outside of the gaming industry.
The round was backed by 2 Spanish VC funds as well as several angel investors.
“This funding further validates our approach to HTML5 development,” said Ludei founder and CEO Eneko Knorr. “HTML5 has taken a lot of criticism in recent years, and it’s true that on its own, it performs poorly on mobile. But our team and the world-class developers using our platform are proving every day that with the right support, HTML5 is ready for primetime, and we’re positioned to take on the biggest players in the app industry.”
More than 6,000 developers, including three of the top 20 game publishers in the world,are using the Ludei Platform to power HTML5 applications with the speed, complexity and features normally reserved for native applications. More than 500 games have been developed using the Ludei Platform.
Ludei’s initial funding came from Eneko, Venturepreneur who sold his previous company to Telefonica before founding Ludei. This round brings Ludei’s total funding to $4.5M.
Ludei enables developers to quickly and easily create, accelerate and publish HTML5-based apps and games. To date, Ludei’s cloud-based HTML5 platform has powered more than 500 iOS and Android game titles. Ludei is based in San Francisco, CA.
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(Source: press release)