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19

Portfolio Exits

9

About Ty Danco

Ty Danco is an angel investor and previously was Chief Investment Officer at eSecLending. He is a mentor with TechStars Boston, an Angel-in-Residence with Mass Challenge and the Chairman at Stromatec. <br /><br />He invests in a variety of sectors including healthcare, education, information technology, digital media and directly in early stage funds as well.

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Burlington, Vermont,

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Location-based gaming lands $325K funding round for Massive Damage

May 8, 2015

A Massive Damage, the company behind Please Stay Calm, has secured $325,000 in an angel funding round that includes investors such as Boston’s Apricot Capital, Toronto’s Grassfed Capital, Ty Danco and Shopify’s Tobias Lütke. Please Stay Calm , the studio’s freshman project, is a locati0n-based iPhone game that uses real-world surroundings  to set the scene for a zombie apocalypse. So far, Please Stay Calm has only been available for Canadian players, but Massive Damage plans to launch in the U.S. beginning Oct. 13, 2011. That it has already been able to amass this kind of backing based only on a preliminary, small-market launch speaks to the potential inherent in the platform. Lütke, Shopify’s CEO, describes the game as “an extremely accessible, fun and engaging game that also sits perfectly at the intersection of location, social and mobile.”  He says, “Massive Damage has unlocked the key to location-based gaming.” The Canadian pilot for Please Stay Calm has been successful so far; players have checked in at over 120,000 more locations and killed more than a million virtual zombies. Players also tend to be more engaged compared to the iPhone gaming industry average, enjoying five play sessions per day, twice as often as is usual for other games. Of course, Massive Damage isn’t the only player on the location-based gaming board. Shadow Cities, a location-based iPhone game released by Helsinki-based Grey Area is making big waves. At our Mobilize 2011 conference, Grey Area CEO Ville Vesterinen discussed location-based gaming with our own Ryan Kim, and talked about how there’s still lots of opportunity to go further and do more in terms of integrating the real world with the game world. Vesterinen also pointed out during his talk that lots of mobile gamers are actually doing most of their gaming at home, where a mobile platform isn’t actually a necessity. Massive Damage co-founder and CEO Ken Seto told me< his company took that into account when designing Please Stay Calm, which is why it’s easy for players to set up camp at their home or office locations and still participate fully. Location-based gaming is an area where developers have just begun to scratch the surface in terms of what’s possible. This angel investment round for Massive Damage is a sign that investors are watching closely to see where this market goes next, and you can be sure we’re paying close attention, too. Advertisement

Ty Danco Investments

19 Investments

Ty Danco has made 19 investments. Their latest investment was in Appcues as part of their Seed VC on December 12, 2014.

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Ty Danco Investments Activity

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Date

Round

Company

Amount

New?

Co-Investors

Sources

12/23/2014

Seed VC

Appcues

$1.2M

Yes

4

12/12/2014

Seed VC - II

Robin

$1.5M

Yes

3

7/30/2014

Seed VC

ViralGains

$2.8M

Yes

2

4/24/2014

Seed VC

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$99M

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10

1/25/2014

Seed VC

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$99M

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10

Date

12/23/2014

12/12/2014

7/30/2014

4/24/2014

1/25/2014

Round

Seed VC

Seed VC - II

Seed VC

Seed VC

Seed VC

Company

Appcues

Robin

ViralGains

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Amount

$1.2M

$1.5M

$2.8M

$99M

$99M

New?

Yes

Yes

Yes

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Co-Investors

Sources

4

3

2

10

10

Ty Danco Portfolio Exits

9 Portfolio Exits

Ty Danco has 9 portfolio exits. Their latest portfolio exit was Drizly on February 02, 2021.

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Acquirer

Sources

2/2/2021

Acquired

$99M

59

6/28/2017

Acquired

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$99M

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10

3/24/2015

Acquired

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$99M

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10

3/8/2015

Acq - Talent

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$99M

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10

9/17/2014

Acquired

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$99M

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10

Date

2/2/2021

6/28/2017

3/24/2015

3/8/2015

9/17/2014

Exit

Acquired

Acquired

Acquired

Acq - Talent

Acquired

Companies

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Valuation

$99M

$99M

$99M

$99M

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