Mobile Gaming Company Playsimple Raises $4M From SAIF Partners & IDG Ventures


Mobile social gaming company, Playsimple has raised $4 million in Series A funding from SAIF Partners and IDG Ventures, which it plans to infuse in expanding its team and developing new mobile titles that are targeted at global audiences across various casual gaming genres.

PlaySimple, in early 2015, had raised a total of $500,000 in its seed round from IDG Ventures. The mobile social gaming company was incepted in 2014 by four founders – Siddharth Jain, Preeti Reddy, Suraj Nalin and Siddhanth Jain. PlaySimple delivers engaging mobile games in the trivia, word and puzzle categories.

The startup successfully made it into the Google Launchpad Accelerator Program that empowers founders with unique ideas and guides start-ups through mentorship and equity-free support. Till date, PlaySimple has released two games, GuessUp and WordTrek which have garnered over 10 million downloads on Android and iOS.

Commenting on the investment, Siddharth Jain, Co-Founder at PlaySimple, said, “PlaySimple makes highly addictive games for the global casual gaming audience. Our rigorous data-driven approach has delivered strong results so far, and has the potential to make us a dominant player in the global casual gaming space. We’ve grown fast so far with a small but a sharp team; we’re actively recruiting top-notch talent across engineering, design, analytics and product management functions to fuel our growth over the next couple of years.”

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