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Indian dev Octro raises $15 million

Sequioa Capital dips into its $530 million fund for Indian startups

India's leading mobile game developer Octro has raised $15 million in series A funding.

The investment comes from Sequoia Capital, which has pledged to help the company grow and find a larger audience for its products. Octro's business is based on taking classic Indian games - Rummy, Tombola and Teen Patti among them - and turning them into digital experiences for mobile.

"The key to our success has been our robust technology platform that allows for fast gameplay," said Octro CEO Saurabh Aggarwal in a statement.

"People simply love our games because we are reimagining games that have existed in the offline world for years and making them available on the mobile for people to play anytime, anywhere."

Sequoia Capital recently announced a $530 million investment fund specifically for India's booming startup scene.

To read GamesIndustry International's take on the potential of India as a market for games, follow the link.

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Latest comments (1)

Paul Johnson Managing Director / Lead code monkey, Rubicon Development3 years ago
Here's a switch. Outsource it to the UK. Rubicon will make you a handful of games of this scope for a tenth of that money. Still plenty left to market them.

Edited 1 times. Last edit by Paul Johnson on 5th June 2014 12:22am

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