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Gaming: Piper raised $ 12 million from Lego

Gaming: Piper raised $ 12 million from Lego

The new level is crossed Piper. Following the founders’ choice to transform the California-based startup in France, this new French nugget of French tech has announced the $ 12 million Series A led by Lego Ventures, the world’s most popular sports finance giant. The world. The company’s historic investors are Makers Fund and V13 Invest (Franైois des Juques and Serena), returned to the pot during the operation. This is in addition to the $ 3 million previously raised. To get its first funding in Venture Capital‌, the company was able to get support from the prestigious American Accelerator Y Combinator, which was integrated by Pipaker on the advice of JIPA co-founder Tom Bollich.

Often compared to “video game Netflix”, the company Google is developing a free social gaming platform with a policy that allows it to stand out more clearly from other cloud gaming platforms such as Stadia or Microsoft XCloud. Available to the general public from early June, Piepacker integrates a social layer with video chat, in which users can add filters on their faces to make the experience more fun.

“Social and Low-Tech Cloud Gaming Platform”

We designed Piepacker as a social and low-tech cloud gaming platform. It’s designed to be accessible to everyone: it’s available directly from a web browser and does not require a high speed internet connection to provide a smooth experience even in multiplayer. Piepacker aims to bring players together with a touch of fantasy and creativity», Explains Benjamin Devian, co-founder and CEO of Pipacker, Building his experience on Ubisoft, Gameloft, Electronic Arts, Facebook and Twitch, he put the platform into orbit with his partner Jules Testard, who worked at Amazon, Dakar and Yelp.

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Launched in mid-February 2020 in the midst of the Kovid-19 epidemic, the startup has chosen retro games as an attack angle, But plans to expand its scope. One of the goals of this Series A is to enrich the free catalog of retro games as well as to open up new styles such as board games, card games and party games. Piepacker also hopes to use these new funds to develop new multiplayer features and new content.

To date, the beta version of the company-launched platform has nearly half a million users worldwide. They can access the catalog More than 80 licensed games in partnership with publishers such as Codemasters, Interplay, Team 17 and Data East. Now heading towards one million users for start-ups, the coronavirus has returned to the French roots of its founders in the midst of the crisis.

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Piper: Key data

Founders: Benjamin Devian and Jules Testard
Creation: 2020
Headquarters: Paris
Sector: Gaming
Activity: Social gaming platform

Funding: $ 12 million in October 2021 …