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Eros Resmini Joins Hiber Board of Directors as Social Platform Receives Additional Funding

Former Chief Marketing Officer of Discord, and Investment Give Hiber Even More Firepower to Achieve its Business Vision

April 19, 2021Hiber 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.”

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Hiber Raises $2.25M Seed Round for Creative Content Platform

Massive Growth and More than 300K Games already in 2020 Lead to
Bumble Ventures, SYBO, Konvoy Ventures,
and GFR Fund Joining as New Investors

August 20, 2020 – Hiber AB announced the successful completion of a $2.25M financing (20M SEK) Seed round fueled by rapid growth in the platform’s audience and the number of games created on the platform. With no signs of slowing, Hiber’s user base has created over 300,000 games in 2020 as users flock to the platform. The funding round included existing investors Luminar Ventures, and Wild Sloths OY, and added Bumble Ventures, SYBO, Konvoy Ventures, and GFR Fund to the company’s list of backers. Hiber is using the funds to accelerate the development of its growing platform and to make key hires across its product and technology groups. As part of the round, Mathias Gredal Nørvig, CEO of SYBO, the studio that created Subway Surfers, will also be joining Hiber’s Board of Directors.

Hiber AB co-founders Mattias Johansson and Mikael Yngfors and the Hiber team
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Hiber Adds Game Industry Veterans

Johan Peitz takes on role of VP of Product and Lucas Hadin joins as Director of Business Intelligence

June 2, 2020 – Hiber AB announced some key additions to its product development team with Johan Peitz and Lucas Hadin, both previously at EA. The two games industry veterans further expand the team’s experience and add proven executives with data-driven product development expertise. 

Johan Peitz joins Hiber as VP of Product, coming from EA’s Ghost Games where he led the live service for the Need for Speed franchise. He has spent the last two decades making games, from electronic board games to massive mainstream games for Facebook, web, mobile, and consoles. Previous engagements include Head of Product and later Head of Games for mobile chat app Palringo, as well as founding and leading his own games studio Free Lunch Design. He has served in a variety of roles ranging from CTO to  Creative Director, to heading product management and games departments, and has a strong background in both social and mobile.

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Matthew Wilson Joins Hiber Board of Directors

Former Rovio Entertainment Executive to Help Guide Cutting-Edge Browser-Based Game Platform

September 9, 2019 – Hiber AB announced that game industry veteran Matthew Wilson has joined the company’s board of directors. Wilson participated in the company’s recently announced Seed Round through his investment company, Wild Sloths OY. Prior to starting Wild Sloths, Wilson worked for nine years at the leading Finnish gaming studio Rovio. He exited soon after Rovio’s IPO. His positions included Head of Marketing for the launch of Angry Birds, Head of Third-party Publishing, and Director of Business Development. Wilson has extensive expertise and experience in monetization of mobile games and commercialization of intellectual property rights. In addition, he has an extensive network in the gaming industry. Wilson will bring his industry knowledge and network of connections to aid the company in its mission to remove the barriers to creating and playing games.