Online games: founded by a Frenchman, Curse raises $ 10 million

by bold-lichterman

The American online gambling service Curse announces that it has just completed a funding round of 10 million dollars. GGV Capital is one of the main providers of funds. Multiplier Capital concedes in parallel the loan of 6 million dollars. Following this acquisition, Hans Tung, from GGV Capital, joined the management team of Curse.

“For us, gamers remain the # 1 priority and we are delighted to be working with Hans and the GGV team because they have supported world-class gaming companies for over a decade. They also bring great experience of the gaming business model which sees user experience as a priority – which is very much in line with Curse’s ambition, ”said French Curse CEO Hubert Thieblot. Before moving to the United States, he studied in Paris and had notably worked on the development of a site for sharing modifications and plug-ins to change the interface of “World of Warcraft”.

The Huntsville, Alabama-based company will have raised a total of $ 22 million since its inception in 2006. Last week it launched the beta version of Curse Voice, a multi-player voice communications platform that Permand interactions between them on PC games like “League of Legends” for example. Since mid-June, Curse has reached one million active users and hopes to have ten times as many by the end of the year.

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