TinyCo

TinyCo is an American mobile video game developer. Their games include Family Guy: The Quest for Stuff, Guess!, Spellstorm, Tiny Castle, Tiny Monsters, Tiny Village, and Tiny Zoo.

TinyCo was co-founded by Suli Ali

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and Ian Spivey

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in 2009.The company started as a Facebook game developer and switched to a mobile app focus in late 2010. They originally specialized in social video games such as Guess!, Spellstorm, Tiny Castle, Tiny Monsters, Tiny Village, and Tiny Zoo.

In February 2011, the company raised $18 million in series A funding led by venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz and including Anthony Casalena and SV Angel. Marc Andreessen joined Suli Ali on the company’s board of directors as a part of this investment round.

In May 2011, the company launched a $5 million investment fund, called the TinyFund, to help support development of mobile games. The TinyFund provided developers up $500,000 per title, to help create games played on the iPhone, iPad or Android. In addition, TinyCo agreed to offer marketing, development and business assistance as needed.

In November 2013, the company raised $20 million in series B funding from Andreessen Horowitz and Pinnacle Ventures. Part of this investment was resolving the company’s debt. This funding round was proceeded by layoffs at the company and also signified a new strategy that emphasizes deeper game play and higher budget.

Founded 2009
Headquarters San Francisco, California
Key people
Suli Ali, co-founder and CEO
Products Mobile applications, video games

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