Mind Pirate Raises $2.5M in Funding

Mind Pirate, a Menlo Park, CA-based startup that develops games for new platforms, raised $2.5m in funding.

Investors included Signia Venture Partners and Bessemer Venture Partners.

Led by Shawn Hardin (Chief Executive Officer), Unni Narayanan, PhD (VP, Game Production & Ops), Michael Fu, PhD, (VP, Engineering), and Harold Sun, PhD, (Lead Software Architect), Mind Pirate is coming out of stealth mode to develop mobile games and a game platform that exploit the features of current smartphones and tablets as well as next-generation mobile wearable devices, such as Google Glass to allow players to perceive and interact with the physical environment. Founded in October 2012, it acquired game company Twyngo soon after.

The company’s first game when will launch on iOS and Android this fall and  will make their technology engine, Callisto, available to third party developers next year.




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