Angry Birds Receives $42 Million Investment, Skype Founder In
Rovio, developer of multi-platform games (Angry Birds fame), said earlier today that the company raised $42 million in the latest round of (Series A) funding.
Skype co-founder Niklas Zennström’s Atomico Ventures, Accel Partners and Felicis Ventures led the funding round. FYI, Accel Partners is a popular venture capital firm that also invested in big startups like Facebook, Groupon and AdMob.
Skype co-founder Niklas Zennström will join the board of Rovio.
The multi-platform game Angry Birds from Rovio, now has more than 40 million monthly active users, Mikael Hed, co-founder and CEO of Rovio said.
On the occasion, Hed also revealed that the sales of Angry Birds plush toys have passed 2 million units, and the game itself downloaded more than 42 million times.
Angry Birds will be coming to consoles and online (Facebook) later in the year, Rovio said.