Helsinki based Grand Cru Games (previous coverage here) is announcing a $2 million seed financing round from Idinvest Partners. In addition to this, the company is also making public its first game title it is working on - Supernauts. The $2 million in funding comes mostly from Idinvest Partners, who is a France based venture capital firm that has around €3 billion of assets under management. Other investors in the round include Rick Thompson, Anil Hansjee, Henric Suuronen and Nicolas Béraud. We talked to Markus Pasula, the CEO and one of the six co-founders of the firm about the deal and the upcoming game.
Lifeline Ventures, the Finnish early stage Vigo accelerator keeps on pumping deals through. This time they're announcing an investment into a completely new startup called Grand Cru. This is the investment we were speculating earlier this week in ArcticStartup based on their founder's, Petteri Koponen's, tweets. I got in touch with the founders of Grand Cru to dig a bit deeper. However, it was not an easy task. As I asked for screenshots on their development work, all they sent me was that guy in the picture. Either they're cooking something very wicked or they have a twisted understanding of the word humour.