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Press Release May 9th, 2012 (you can find our press kit below)
Record Seed Funding Results foreelusion Game Studios
Berlin mobile games start-up receives $1.7 million in a very short time
BERLIN, May 8, 2012 – The Berlin start-up, eelusion Game Studios received $1.7 million just 3 weeks after the start of their seed funding campaign. This is significantly more than is usual for early-stage financing in the app and games sector. The investments are being funnelled into the expansion of proprietary technology and into producing the first project, "eevoo": an innovative "geo-social game" that combines the technological trends of augmented reality, geolocation and social media with unique gameplay.
"eevoo" is set to be released in the second half of 2012, first on the Apple iOS and then later adapted for additional platforms. The investors are convinced that, by combining real and virtual elements, the technology developed for eelusion has the potential to play a significant role in the dynamic market of mobile games.
In the recently concluded financing phase, investors were just as impressed by how deeply the founders of eelusion understand the multifaceted opportunities in the digital market as they were by the professional atmosphere that prevails within the company's international team. "Behind eelusion are some creative minds with a wide range of skills, experience and a high degree of motivation", said successful business strategist, Jürgen Lange, who as co-founder of the company, takes care of the areas of strategic focus and investor relations. Lange is a four-time finalist of the prestigious German competition, "Unternehmer des Jahres" (Entrepreneur of the Year) and brings more than 17 years of experience in the IT industry to the start-up. Lange emphasizes the particular abilities of the two founders, Guillaume Vaslin and Stephan Schoenen: "The creative energy of the two is second to none in terms of driving the enormous market potential of eelusion. Together with our team, we will do everything in our power to show mobile users new opportunities that are fun and that enrich their digital lives."
eelusion Game Studios is a young company in the growing start-up scene of Berlin. Based in Kreuzberg, they are located right in the very heart of the German Silicon Valley. Since the company was founded in 2011, its international team has been working on revolutionizing the mobile game market with the help of proprietary technology. Founders Guillaume Vaslin (CEO), Stephan Schoenen (Director Communications) and Tim Hufermann (Legal Affairs) have stood, as equals, side by side with experienced players in the industry, Jürgen Lange (CFO) and Jason Garber (Head of Production).
For more information about eelusion Game Studios, please visit: www.eelusion.com
INPROMO GmbH / eelusion press office Oliver Chudy E-Mail: Oliver.Chudy@inpromo.de Tel: +49 40 238817-62 Gasstr. 6a
eelusion Game Studios Pia Kischkel E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: +49 30 60985080 Paul-Linke-Ufer 39/40 10999 Berlin