A company making a blockchain game based on the popular 80s football manga Captain Tsubasa raised $15 million in its latest funding round.
Tokyo-based web3 and VR gaming studio Thirdverse received backing from round leader MZ Web3 Fund as well as 8DAO, B Dash Ventures, Double Jump.tokyo, Fenbushi Capital, Flick Shot, Holdem Capital, Kusabi, OKCoinJapan, OKX Ventures and Yield Guild Games.
The company previously raised $20.3 million over three rounds, including most recently its 2021 Series B featuring web3 gaming giant Animoca Brands. It did not respond to a request to confirm if this round is its Series C or to share its valuation.
The funds will be used for hiring and developing more titles including VR games. Thirdverse currently has three on its books, two of which launched this year and a third that is in development.
(by Callan Quinn)