Investment set to boost Sviper’s ambition to create a range of exciting new games
November 14, 2016 – Sviper, a Hamburg, Germany based mobile gaming studio, successfully completed the company’s seed investment round. Sviper is now backed by Rocket Internet’s venture capital arm Global Founders Capital (GFC). The funding enables the gaming studio to expand operations by hiring key team members and launch two mobile games within the next few months. The first game: ‘Wild City Rush – Urban Jungle Adventure’ will hit the Apple App Store and Google Play Store already this month.
Sviper was founded by serial entrepreneurs Ole Schaper and Mark Buchholz, as well as mobile gaming professional Michael Reichert – three German games industry veterans with experience at Bigpoint, Goodgame Studios and InnoGames. Sviper was founded to capitalise on emerging trends and opportunities in mobile gaming, starting with games that focus on fast and simple skill based core mechanics and utilize deep progression systems. More games are already planned, featuring deeper gameplay mechanics and a focus on higher player engagement.
The mobile gaming market is still growing at an astonishing pace and there are no signs that it will slow down in the next years. With new audiences, higher-end devices, and the emergence of new markets, the industry offers great opportunities for mobile game developers.
“The first big investment in Sviper comes with perfect timing. It enables us to start building a portfolio of unique high-quality games. With this financial backing, we will hire top talent and are in the best position to capitalise on the industry’s huge potential”, says Ole Schaper, founder of Sviper.
“At GFC, we have already invested in several very successful web & mobile gaming companies over the years. Sviper is definitely a company to keep an eye on in this sector. The huge expertise of the team will enable the company to grow at a fast pace“, says Matthias Müller, Partner at GFC.
Based in Hamburg, Sviper is an independent mobile gaming studio founded in 2016 by three industry veterans with mobile and free to play experience from Germany’s biggest gaming companies. Sviper is set out to deliver outstanding gameplay experiences in the highest quality for mobile devices. Combining intelligence, innovation, focus and speed in a zero-politics work environment, Sviper works on nothing less than a new mobile gaming success story.
About Global Founders Capital
GFC is a globally oriented, stage agnostic venture fund that empowers gifted entrepreneurs worldwide. Made of entrepreneurs that have successfully built companies in the past, GFC supports great businesses with a fast and pragmatic approach and deep operational expertise.