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Investments

106

Portfolio Exits

17

Funds

8

About Hummingbird Ventures

Hummingbird Ventures, formerly Big Bang Ventures, is a venture capital fund for high-growth digital media and software companies. In addition to funding, Hummingbird Ventures leverages its operational experience and worldwide network to actively help startups accelerate growth. Hummingbird Ventures specializes in IT and online services and focuses on digital media, social media, e-commerce, cloud computing, infrastructure software, enterprise software, gaming and mobile applications.

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Belgium

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Magic Games, Founded by Former Peak Games Vets, Raises More Than $5 Million in Seed Round Led by Makers Fund to Disrupt Casual Games Through Social Design

Oct 18, 2022

Turkish Game Company, Based in International Mobile Game Hub Istanbul, to Bring Players Together with Innovative Puzzle Games ISTANBUL–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Turkish mobile games studio Magic Games, on a mission to define a new genre of casual, community-driven multiplayer puzzle games, has raised more than $5 million in seed funding led by Makers Fund, with participation by Firat Ileri, Hummingbird Ventures. Founded by former Peak Games leaders Çağrı Öztürk, Rüya Çelikcan and Mert Kasar, and joined by senior industry leaders Murat Özçelik, Anıl Sert and Orhan Tuç, the team draws from deep experience creating top-grossing mobile puzzle games including Toy Blast, Toon Blast and Star Blast. Magic Games will use the funds to grow the team, hiring artists and developers in Istanbul and soon for a second office in Europe. “Our company builds around the belief that social interactions are the key to deepening and enriching our shared gameplay experience,” said Çağrı Öztürk, CEO and co-founder, Magic Games. “We believe that in-game communities can transform the way that our users play with and against each other – creating friendly camaraderie out of competition. Social features are integral to our development cycle as we work to build multiplayer games that anyone can enjoy.” “We were immediately drawn to Magic Games’ ambition of creating match-3 puzzle games that blend community features with multiplayer elements.” said Curtis Urbanowicz, Makers Fund lead on the deal. “Çağrı and his team have built world class games in this genre before, and we think the casual games market is going to love the fresh perspective that they’re bringing to this next chapter.” Magic Games is looking to hire talented artists and developers to work on the company’s first game, a new social title with a match-3 core, currently in development. To apply, please contact info@magic.gs . About Magic Games Magic Games is building a new genre of casual, social-first multiplayer puzzle games. Backed by Makers Fund, the mobile game studio was founded by Çağrı Öztürk, Rüya Çelikcan and Mert Kasar, joined by senior people from the industry. About Makers Fund Makers Fund is a global interactive entertainment venture capital firm focused on early-stage investments. Makers is dedicated to furthering growth and innovation in the interactive entertainment industry. With more than 90 portfolio companies to date, Makers provides founders strategic value that is deeply catered to companies across the value chain in the industry. For more information, visit makersfund.com . Contacts

Hummingbird Ventures Investments

106 Investments

Hummingbird Ventures has made 106 investments. Their latest investment was in Vance as part of their Seed VC on October 10, 2022.

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Round

Company

Amount

New?

Co-Investors

Sources

10/3/2022

Seed VC

Vance

$5.8M

Yes

10

9/28/2022

Seed VC

Kaleidoscope

$6M

Yes

5

7/13/2022

Series D

OneCard

$100M

No

6

6/8/2022

Series A

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$99M

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10

6/2/2022

Series A

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$99M

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10

Date

10/3/2022

9/28/2022

7/13/2022

6/8/2022

6/2/2022

Round

Seed VC

Seed VC

Series D

Series A

Series A

Company

Vance

Kaleidoscope

OneCard

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Amount

$5.8M

$6M

$100M

$99M

$99M

New?

Yes

Yes

No

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Co-Investors

Sources

10

5

6

10

10

Hummingbird Ventures Portfolio Exits

17 Portfolio Exits

Hummingbird Ventures has 17 portfolio exits. Their latest portfolio exit was Awingu on June 13, 2022.

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Exit

Companies

Valuation
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Acquirer

Sources

6/13/2022

Acquired

$99M

2

3/21/2022

Corporate Majority

$99M

3

3/31/2021

IPO

$99M

Public

5

6/1/2020

Acquired

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$99M

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10

5/30/2018

Acquired

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$99M

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10

Date

6/13/2022

3/21/2022

3/31/2021

6/1/2020

5/30/2018

Exit

Acquired

Corporate Majority

IPO

Acquired

Acquired

Companies

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Valuation

$99M

$99M

$99M

$99M

$99M

Acquirer

Public

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Sources

2

3

5

10

10

Hummingbird Ventures Fund History

8 Fund Histories

Hummingbird Ventures has 8 funds, including Hummingbird Ventures IV.

Closing Date

Fund

Fund Type

Status

Amount

Sources

11/5/2020

Hummingbird Ventures IV

$60M

1

11/5/2020

Hummingbird Opportunities Fund II

$99M

10

8/14/2017

Hummingbird Ventures III

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$99M

10

12/31/2014

Hummingbird Opportunities Fund

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$99M

10

7/28/2011

Hummingbird Ventures II

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$99M

10

Closing Date

11/5/2020

11/5/2020

8/14/2017

12/31/2014

7/28/2011

Fund

Hummingbird Ventures IV

Hummingbird Opportunities Fund II

Hummingbird Ventures III

Hummingbird Opportunities Fund

Hummingbird Ventures II

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Amount

$60M

$99M

$99M

$99M

$99M

Sources

1

10

10

10

10

Hummingbird Ventures Team

3 Team Members

Hummingbird Ventures has 3 team members, including current Founding Partner, Barend Van den Brande.

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Work History

Title

Status

Barend Van den Brande

Founding Partner

Current

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