Ravensburger invests €4m in crowdfunding start-up Gamefound

Ravensburger, Thomas Bleyer, Gamefound
Ravensburger is investing €4m into the Polish crowdfunding start-up Gamefound.

Gamefound is the first company to receive funding from Ravensburger’s innovation and investment program, Next Ventures.

The goal of Next Ventures is to provide support to start-ups looking to successfully launch products and services that ‘fit thematically to Ravensburger’s business sectors’.

“With Gamefound, we are investing in a strong team of founders with industry expertise; a start-up with extremely high potential in our core segment of board games,” said Thomas Bleyer, Group Director Corporate Development & New Business at Ravensburger.

Gamefound was soft-launched in 2021 and has already hosted more than 30 crowdfunding campaigns, which have raised over $22m in total funding to date.

Ravensburger will work with Gamefound strategically and operationally to support the platform’s successful positioning in the market.

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