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New Financing, New Board Member, and New Game Designers!

Funding:

We’re thrilled to announce that we’ve raised $20M in additional financing from Pinnacle Ventures and Andreessen Horowitz. We’ve got big plans for 2014 and beyond (including, of course, a number of new games), and we’ll be using these funds to bring on additional design, production, and engineering talent in the coming months.

New Board Member: Mike O’Brien!

We’re also excited to announce that Mike O’Brien, president and co-founder of ArenaNet and executive producer of its wildly popular Guild Wars franchise, will join Suli and Marc Andreessen on our Board of Directors. Mike brings decades of gaming experience to TinyCo, having played an integral role in a number of Blizzard’s most successful franchises, including Warcraft, Starcraft, and Diablo. Mike’s experience will be invaluable to our team here at TinyCo, and we’re looking forward to learning from him.

More Game Designers Join TinyCo!

We’ve been hard at work recruiting fantastic game designers to help us build the next generation of awesome games, and we have some great news to report! Gaming veterans Chelsea Howe, Will Luton, and Brett Levin are some of our most recent additions to the TinyCo design team. Chelsea, a former game designer at Zynga, was named one of Fast Company’s Most Creative People in 2012. She joins TinyCo as a senior game designer along with Will, author of Free-to-Play: Making Money From Games You Give Away. Brett is a former senior game designer at LucasArts, bringing over 15 years of gaming experience to TinyCo as a lead game designer. Chelsea, Will, and Brett have worked on a number of incredible projects over the years and we’re incredibly happy to welcome them to the team!