GameAnalytics gets Christmas early with $5.5m investment

GameAnalytics has received the gift of investment early this year, having announced a $5.5m Series A funding round from a group of high-profile investors.

The London-based startup has created  an analytics platform for games developers. Through its dashboard, developers get insights into their userbase and can use the feedback to improve their games.

The investment brings GameAnalytics’ total funds raised to $8m, having previously raised $2.5m from Sunstone Capital, CrunchFund, Huffington Post CEO Jimmy Maymann, and Maker Studio president René Rechmann, all of whom have participated in the round.

GameAnalytics says it currently has 14,000 registered users with a combined read of 500m unique players. Its customers include some of the biggest games in mobile gaming, including Square Enix, Pop Cap, ZeptoLab and Mind Candy.

GameAnalytics’ major appointments

As part of the round former managing director of AOL Luke Aviet will join the startup as CEO.

“GameAnalytics’s growth has been incredible so far and we are well positioned to make an even greater contribution to the games industry,” explains Aviet.

“I’m really excited to join the GameAnalytics team at such an important stage in the company’s growth.”

GameAnalytics has also appointed former head of product and partnerships at AOL Nick Roveta as VP of Strategic Partnerships and GoViral founder Claus Moseholm as Chief Commercial Officer.

The service is free to use and the startup now has offices in London, Copenhagen and Berlin.