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Vienna-based Socialspiel announces angel investment and new CEO

Socialspiel, a social and mobile games startup based in Vienna, Austria today announced a six-figure angel round led by FLOOR13, also joined by Austrian and US games industry veterans Clemens Beer and Mike Borras (Update – April 2023: The startup seems to be no longer in business under this website, and we therefore deactivated the original link).

In conjunction with the financing, Mike Borras is joining Socialspiel’s Board, and taking on day-to-day duties as CEO. Additionally, Clemens Beer, who was previously a Lead Developer at Rockstar Games and is currently the CEO of Tupalo.com, will also join the company Board.

Socialspiel, founded by an ex-Rockstar Games team in 2010 creates award-winning social and mobile games such as ‘Tight Lines Fishing’, as well as co-developing games with major digital advertising agencies.

Socialspiel’s games have reached hundreds of thousands of players worldwide; this funding round will enable Socialspiel to continue growing the company’s development teams to supercharge production of the startup’s new mobile games and co-development projects.

Commenting on the news, Helmut Hutterer, Socialspiel’s co-founder and COO, said: “I’m extremely excited about the future of cross platform free to play games and with Mike joining the team plus the experience, talent, and technology we’ve built during the past few years, we’re going to continue growing Socialspiel into one of the industry’s rising stars.”

Mike Borras, co-founder of Tupalo.com and the new CEO of Socialspiel added: “After working with Helmut on some of the greatest games in history during our time at Rockstar Games, and advising Socialspiel since its foundation, I continue to be amazed at the incredible, high quality games our small team is producing. Helmut and the Socialspiel team have come a long way and it’s an honor for me to come on board and contribute where I can to our strong growth moving forward.”

By the way: Back in 2011 we did an interview with Mike Borras and Helmut Hutterer, where you can read more about their projects and insights.

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Thomas Ohr
Thomas Ohr
Thomas Ohr is the "Editor in Chief" of EU-Startups.com and started the blog in October 2010. He is excited about Europe's future, passionate about new business ideas and lives in Barcelona (Spain).

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