London, 1st October 2009 - ZATTIKKA– the new online and smartphone gaming network ( www.zattikka.com) announced today that Atomico Ventures participated in its oversubscribed seed round.
On September 10th Zattikka announced its first acquisition, the highly regarded flash gaming site, Gimme5games www.gimme5games.com.
Atomico Ventures is founded by Niklas Zennström and Janus Friis, the technology entrepreneurs who built Skype, Joost, Joltid and Kazaa. Atomico are viewed as being innovative global investors at the forefront of Internet and mobile technologies.
“At this point Atomico are our only institutional investor and we are delighted to have them on our side, inside. These are guys that changed the way the world communicates and have a vision beyond what most of us envisage as the future” commented Zattikka CEO, Tim Chaney.
“The online gaming industry offers a huge market opportunity to disruptive players, and in Zattikka we found a strong and passionate team with excellent credentials, sound plans and structure that can make a determining difference in the sector. We look forward to working with them as they grow their business” commented Geoffrey Prentice, partner at Atomico Ventures.
Zattikka Ltd was founded this year by Tim Chaney and Mark Opzoomer. Chaney has worked at the top of the videogame industry for 25 years, engineering two sales of and two MBO’s of Virgin Interactive companies. Opzoomer as CEO of Yahoo! Europe and Rambler.com strategised and executed major business turnarounds. Zattikka is a blend of videogame, internet platform/distribution and internet/mobile gaming talent targeting fast track growth via acquisition of development talent and creation of IP for flash and smartphone. Zattikka Ltd, 85 Tottenham Court Road, London W1T 4TQ. tel (+44) 2072683628
About Atomico Ventures:
Atomico Ventures is focused on supporting European early stage consumer facing technology companies. Founded by Niklas Zennström and Janus Friis, co-founders of multiple successful internet companies, including Skype, Joost, Joltid and Kazaa, Atomico invests in passionate entrepreneurs with disruptive business ideas who want to build tomorrow’s global winners. Atomico has over 20 companies in its portfolio, including Seesmic, Fon, Jawbone, Netlog and Woo Me.
With 140M gameplays of its flash releases, Gimme5games publishes and distributes browser based game titles through its portal http://www.gimme5games.com as well as releasing smartphone adaptations of selected titles. Games released under the Gimme5games banner include; the Phantom Mansion series, Balloon Headed Boy, Rat Shot, Cannon Bods, EB2, Loved Up, Finger Frenzy and the irreverent Butt Scan.
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