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GOTHENBURG, SWEDEN – April 19, 2021 – Hiber AB today announced that Eros Resmini has joined the Hiber Board of Directors and has also invested in the company through The Mini Fund, a venture capital fund where he is the founder & managing partner. Resmini was previously an angel investor prior to becoming a founding executive at San Francisco based start-up Discord where he served as CMO. The new investment coincides with additional follow-on investments from Luminar Ventures, Wild Sloths OY, Bumble Ventures, Konvoy Ventures, GFR Fund, and SYBO, bringing the total funds raised to date to around $4.5 million. All the investors from the company’s Seed round last summer participated in the funding.
“Having Eros join our board, and invest in us is an amazing validation of Hiber’s opportunity and potential to empower Gen Z with a new medium for self-expression through games,” said Michael Yngfors, CEO and Co-founder of Hiber AB. “His experience in scaling Discord from its beginning into the dominant platform for communication amongst gamers, adds enormously to the knowledge base we can now tap into as we grow Hiber.”
“I met the Hiber team in late 2019 and have stayed in touch and followed their progress and execution since,” said Eros Resmini. “They have an exceptional team and their approach allowing anyone to create on mobile is special. We’ve already started collaborating on growth strategies and along for the ride however I can support the company.”
Hiber has been growing consistently over the past year, with more users, and higher engagement and retention. That combined with more creators month over month and additional social features that have made the platform a go-to hangout for the 13+ crowd, are distinguishing Hiber as the platform where anyone can easily make a game and share it with friends instantly. Hiber continues to focus on removing friction between the proposition of self-expression as the newest emerging social, creative medium, and Gen Z’s passion to express themselves in new ways.
About Hiber AB
Founded in 2017 and based in Gothenburg, Sweden, Hiber has created a gaming and entertainment platform where people can play and create on their mobile devices and PCs. With thousands of games created each day, there is always something new to play. For more information, please visit: www.HiberWorld.com or check out the company’s social media channels: Discord, YouTube, and Instagram.
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