Nifty Games, founded by two of the game industry veterans, secured a $12 million in its Series A funding round.
Nifty Games is a digital entertainment platform that is building the most fun quick head to head sports experience on mobile. The company reported that it has secured more than $12 million in Series A funding round led by March Capital Partners – a technology investment that backs bold entrepreneurs in pursuit of big outcomes.
New investors include Vulcan Capital, Courtside Ventures, Transcend Fund, Century Game and OneTeam Ventures. Previous investors like aXiomatic Gaming and Defy Partners also participated in the said financing round.
Aside from the new capital, Nifty Games also announced a new game called the NFL Clash. NFL Clash is a mobile-first football game that will launch later this year, unveiling that the company has acquired licenses from the National Football League (NFL) and National Football League Association (NFLA).
“The NFL has always been keenly aware that a large portion of our fanbase loves to engage our sport through video games,” said Rachel Hoagland, Vice President, Head of Gaming and eSports for the NFL. “We’ve looked to bolster our offering on mobile devices and are thrilled at the built-for-mobile clash-style gaming that Nifty Games will deliver to our fans,” Hoagland stated.
“We’re grateful to have the continued support of our prestigious investors and welcome a new round of investment partners from the worlds of sports, gaming, and technology.” commented Jon Middleton, CEO of Nifty Games. “The Series A funding gives us the capital to continue to build great games and recruit top talent in the business as we ramp up to deliver the most authentic quick play sports games that today’s mobile gamer deserves, ” Middleton added.
Pete Wanat, Co-Founder and Chief Creative Officer of Nifty Games also commented, “Sports games have yet to hit their stride on mobile, and Nifty Games is excited to team up with the NFL and NFLPA with a mobile-first take that opens up new audiences and engages fans everywhere. We built Nifty Games to create the best sports games on mobile and we now have the best investors and partners possible to deliver our vision.”
In addition to the gaming firm investors are owners from the NFL, NBA, MLB, MLS, NHL and Esports. Previously, nifty games has also announced a partnership with the National Basketball Association (NBA) and the National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) to bring a genuine NBA basketball game to mobile devices in the near future.
Gregory Milken, Managing Director of March Capital said, “The opportunity for Nifty Games to deliver a high-quality, brand new experience in mobile sports games is massive.”
“We share Nifty Games’ creative and business passion, and we are impressed with the experienced and talented team Nifty has assembled,” Milken added.
The Series A funding round brings Nifty Games to a total of $15 million raised to date.
“We believe Nifty Games’ vision to make the individual NFL players the true stars of the action will deliver an exciting new mobile gaming experience for our fans around the world,” commented Steve Scebelo, NFL Players Inc. Interim President.