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A group of notable game companies including Supercell, Tencent, and Riot Games have invested $3.85 million into mobile party app, Bunch.

Chris Kerr, News Editor

November 20, 2019

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A group of notable game companies including Supercell, Tencent, Riot Games, Miniclip, Colopl Next, and Uken Games have invested $3.85 million into mobile party app, Bunch. 

Bunch lets users play their favorite mobile games with friends over live voice or video chat, and supports up to eight players at a time. 

The company has raised $8 million to date, and intends to use its latest cash injection to accelerate product development and further expand partnerships and integrations.

"Most new players to League of Legends join the community through their friends. That's why social is a huge part of what we do here at Riot," said Riot's senior corporate development manager, Brendan Mulligan. "As we begin to offer new multiplayer titles, including mobile games, reducing friction to play together is even more important."

Bunch has also made some additions leadership team by bringing in Jonas Christiansen, who previously held senior product design roles at Facebook and Google, as its new head of product. 

Apple alum Greg Essig, who worked on the App Store management team overseeing the Games category, has also joined the company as head of business.

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Chris Kerr

News Editor, GameDeveloper.com

Game Developer news editor Chris Kerr is an award-winning journalist and reporter with over a decade of experience in the game industry. His byline has appeared in notable print and digital publications including Edge, Stuff, Wireframe, International Business Times, and PocketGamer.biz. Throughout his career, Chris has covered major industry events including GDC, PAX Australia, Gamescom, Paris Games Week, and Develop Brighton. He has featured on the judging panel at The Develop Star Awards on multiple occasions and appeared on BBC Radio 5 Live to discuss breaking news.

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