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makersfund.com

Investments

89

Portfolio Exits

6

Funds

3

Service Providers

1

About Makers Fund

Makers Fund is a VC firm specializing in gaming and deeptech that invests into seed, series A and series B rounds.

Headquarters Location

San Francisco, California,

United States

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WAYFINDER GAMES™ BRINGS INDUSTRY VETERANS TOGETHER TO FORM NEW, FULLY-REMOTE VIDEO GAME STUDIO BASED IN SWEDEN

Feb 2, 2023

News provided by Share this article Investors and Partners include Makers Fund, Behold Ventures and Dreamhaven UMEÅ, Sweden, Feb. 2, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- Veterans from EA DICE and Embark Studios, including former Star Wars Battlefront creative director Dennis Brännvall, together with production director Adam Clark, technical director Manne Ederyd, and studio director Fia Tjernberg, today announced Wayfinder Games, an independent game development studio based in Umeå, Sweden. On a mission to create original roleplaying games for players around the world, Wayfinder's founders have proven experience in Creative Direction, Engineering Architecture, Production, Marketing, and People Operations. The development team is drawing on decades of experience working on top-grossing titles across consoles and PCs including Star Wars Battlefront, Battlefield, Angry Birds 2, Star Stable, Anarchy Online and Minecraft. "Our team members have created some amazing games over the past decade and we're thrilled to assemble such a highly experienced and talented team," said Fia Tjernberg, CEO. "We're on a mission to make Wayfinder Games a wonderful, values-driven place to work and together with our devoted partners, we're committed to keep evolving how we collaborate in a fully remote environment." Wayfinder Games has grown to 18 seasoned developers, and plans to continue hiring in 2023. With permanent remote-work options, flat salary increases without performance reviews, and unscheduled afternoons for focus time and flexibility, they are recognizing that the games industry is taking a few giant leaps forward towards a more sustainable future. Wayfinder Games will always strive to be on the forefront of a more healthy industry. "As a studio we want to lead with our love for role-playing games and the joy of sharing that love with your own gaming communities," said Dennis Brännvall, game director. "We're combining ideas from the entire spectrum of the genre, whether it's childhood friends that fondly recall their tabletop campaign stories, or the group euphoria that comes from defeating that raid boss for the first time in your favorite MMO. We hope to build games that support the creation of these joint stories." "Wayfinder Games is a shining example of what a modern, innovative developer can be," said Archie Stonehill, Principal, Makers Fund. "Dennis, Fia, Adam, and Manne founded Wayfinder not only as supremely talented and accomplished game developers, but also as close friends and colleagues who loved working together, and they have made that culture of collaboration and creativity the heart of Wayfinder Games. We believe the talent they have attracted is a testament to this culture and we at Makers are excited, and thankful, to be part of it." "We're rallying around role-playing games and this experience of adventuring together," added Tjernberg. "By leading with caring, honest, brave, and humble behaviors, we believe our team is well equipped to explore new ideas and unlock our full creative potential within this genre." Wayfinder Games is accepting letters from applicants and will open roles for hire. To learn more about the Wayfinder Games culture and mission, visit wayfindergames.com , Twitter and LinkedIn .

Makers Fund Investments

89 Investments

Makers Fund has made 89 investments. Their latest investment was in Voldex as part of their Series A on January 1, 2023.

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Makers Fund Investments Activity

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Date

Round

Company

Amount

New?

Co-Investors

Sources

1/24/2023

Series A

Voldex

No

2

12/22/2022

Unattributed VC

House of Blueberry

$6M

Yes

Makers Fund, and Undisclosed Investors

2

11/15/2022

Seed VC

Noodle Cat Games

$4.1M

Yes

4

11/8/2022

Series A

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$99M

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10

10/21/2022

Series A

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$99M

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10

Date

1/24/2023

12/22/2022

11/15/2022

11/8/2022

10/21/2022

Round

Series A

Unattributed VC

Seed VC

Series A

Series A

Company

Voldex

House of Blueberry

Noodle Cat Games

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Amount

$6M

$4.1M

$99M

$99M

New?

No

Yes

Yes

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Co-Investors

Makers Fund, and Undisclosed Investors

Sources

2

2

4

10

10

Makers Fund Portfolio Exits

6 Portfolio Exits

Makers Fund has 6 portfolio exits. Their latest portfolio exit was FACEIT on January 24, 2022.

Date

Exit

Companies

Valuation
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Acquirer

Sources

1/24/2022

Acquired

$99M

4

10/29/2021

Acquired

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$99M

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10

8/10/2021

Acquired

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$99M

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10

6/4/2021

Acquired

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$99M

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10

3/9/2021

IPO

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$99M

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10

Date

1/24/2022

10/29/2021

8/10/2021

6/4/2021

3/9/2021

Exit

Acquired

Acquired

Acquired

Acquired

IPO

Companies

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Valuation

$99M

$99M

$99M

$99M

$99M

Acquirer

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Sources

4

10

10

10

10

Makers Fund Fund History

3 Fund Histories

Makers Fund has 3 funds, including Makers Fund III.

Closing Date

Fund

Fund Type

Status

Amount

Sources

3/10/2022

Makers Fund III

$500M

2

4/3/2018

Makers Interactive Entertainment Fund

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$99M

10

Makers Fund II

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10

Closing Date

3/10/2022

4/3/2018

Fund

Makers Fund III

Makers Interactive Entertainment Fund

Makers Fund II

Fund Type

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Status

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Amount

$500M

$99M

Sources

2

10

10

Makers Fund Service Providers

1 Service Provider

Makers Fund has 1 service provider relationship

Service Provider

Associated Rounds

Provider Type

Service Type

Counsel

General Counsel

Service Provider

Associated Rounds

Provider Type

Counsel

Service Type

General Counsel

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Makers Fund Team

1 Team Member

Makers Fund has 1 team member, including current General Partner, Michael Cheung.

Name

Work History

Title

Status

Michael Cheung

General Partner

Current

Name

Michael Cheung

Work History

Title

General Partner

Status

Current

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