CryptoKitty creator, Dapper Labs raises $15 million in financing


CryptoKitties has been continually successful since its creation. The same goes for the Vancouver-based creator of the game: Dapper Labs.

This week has seen it secure $15 million in financing led by the venture company Venrock. The series of financing includes a number of big names such as GV, and Samsung NEXT.

According to company CEO, Roham Gharegozlou, this funding will go towards giving bringing blockchain closer to mainstream adoption.

“Our mission at Dapper Labs is to use games and entertainment to bring the values of decentralization to billions of consumers worldwide,” Gharegozlou continues.

“This round of financing was about getting the right partners around the table to bring compelling content to the blockchain – and make sure usability and infrastructure allow for adoption by mainstream consumers.”

With the opportunity to fund a company responsible for one of the most successful blockchain games. Venrock General Partner, David Pakman discussed what set Dapper Labs apart from other blockchain initiatives.

“The team at Dapper Labs impressed us with their vision. More than any other company in this industry, they truly understand and aim to reach the mainstream consumer.”

Dapper Labs has already been responsible for headway to improved adoption. Since developing CryptoKitties, it’s been involved in the establishment of a developer program and public API.

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