Gamasutra: The Art & Business of Making Gamesspacer
arrowPress Releases
  • Editor-In-Chief:
    Kris Graft
  • Editor:
    Alex Wawro
  • Contributors:
    Chris Kerr
    Alissa McAloon
    Emma Kidwell
    Bryant Francis
    Katherine Cross
  • Advertising:
    Libby Kruse

If you enjoy reading this site, you might also want to check out these UBM Tech sites:

Report: Game chat app Discord quietly raised ~$50M earlier this year

Report: Game chat app Discord quietly raised ~$50M earlier this year

June 8, 2017 | By Alex Wawro

Things seem to be going well at text/voice chat company Discord, as TechCrunch reports the firm quietly raised about $50 million during a funding round earlier this year in which the company was valued at roughly $725 million.

That's a significant amount of money for a company that started out making games, then rose from the ashes of its failed MOBA (Fates Forever) to turn and focus on turning its internal communications tech into a game chat app.

That app now has over 45 million registered users, and company CEO Jason Citron confirmed to TechCrunch that it did raise a bunch of money earlier this year (though he didn't confirm the amount) in the name of "supporting the massive growth we've seen over the past year."

TechCrunch also reports that a lot of the investment went towards buying secondary shares off early employees, effectively affording long-time staffers the opportunity to cash out. 

Related Jobs

innogames — Hamburg, Germany

(Senior) UI Designer for a New Mobile Game
innogames — Hamburg, Germany

QA Engineer/ Software Engineer in Test
Bohemia Interactive
Bohemia Interactive — Prague, Czech Republic

Unity Programmer
Method EXP
Method EXP — Santa Monica, California, United States

Unity Engine Developer- Unity 3d

Loading Comments

loader image