Akamon Entertainment

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Akamon entertainment
TypeSL
IndustryInteractive Entertainment, Social gaming
Founded2011
Founder
  • Vicenç Martí
  • Carlos Blanco
  • Carles Pons
  • Daniel García Blázquez
  • José Vicente Pons
  • Alva House Capital
  • Jaime Ferré
Headquarters
Number of employees
60+
Website

Akamon Entertainment is a developer and operator of social network games focused on the Latin-American and South European markets. The company offers multi-platform, multiplayer casino and traditional games with via portals, Facebook and mobile devices.

History[edit]

Akamon was founded in July 2011 on the basis of Mundijuegos.com, a Spanish portal of traditional and casino games with more than 6 million users at that moment, growing to 23 million users and expanding to 8 countries in 2 years and a half.[citation needed]

The company started its expansion across Latin America and the south of Europe in 2012. In January 2012 Akamon entered the Brazilian market with the local portal Ludijogos.com. In March 2012, the company started operating in France[1] through the local portal Mundijeux.fr. In April 2012, Akamon announced an agreement with the Argentinean portal Taringa!,[2] making Akamon the exclusive provider of online social games on its platform. Since its founding, the company has kept growing organically via local portals and white-label agreements with international partners (such as Spilgames, UOL, Terra, etc.) in Italy, France, Brazil, Venezuela and Argentina.[citation needed]

Following its multi-platform strategy, since the first launch in Facebook [3] in May 2014, the company has launched 21 Facebook and 2 mobile apps, aimed at offering a complete multi-device experience to its users.

In July 2012, Akamon won top prize in "Who's Got the Game" [4] competition for best startup in online games. The company's growth in its first complete year received recognition in the EGR Operator Awards 2012,[5] where Akamon was awarded "Rising Star" and best "Social Bingo Product of the Year".

In December 2012, Akamon was ranked 7th in the list of Best Workplaces SMEs Spain,[6] compiled by the research institute Great Place to Work. For three consecutive years (2011, 2012 and 2013), Akamon has been included in the SCi Power 25 ranking by Social Casino Intelligence Magazine,[7] including the top players of the social casino industry. In October 2013, Akamon was included among "Europe's 100 hottest Startups" [8] by Wired UK Magazine. In October 2013, Akamon joined the Social Games Association (ISGA),[9] the industry body that acts as the voice for the global gaming industry.

In April 2014 Akamon was recognized as one of the fastest-growing tech companies in Europe by The Next Web at Tech5 ranking [10]

Funding[edit]

In May 2013 Akamon closed its first round of investment at $3.6 million,[11] with which Bonsai Venture Capital and Axon Partners Group became shareholders, joining the founders of the startup.

Games[edit]

Akamon's portfolio of games consists of 41 multiplayer casino and traditional games, all of them with social features and can be played on multiple platforms (portal, mobile and Facebook).

Akamon's games:

Offices[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Akamon exporte en France son modèle online de jeux sociaux traditionnels". Ulitzer.
  2. ^ "Taringa! Partnership". Yahoo! Finance. Archived from the original on 23 April 2012. Retrieved 12 April 2012.
  3. ^ "Chinchón on Facebook". El Economista.
  4. ^ "Who's Got the Game Prize". VentureBeat.
  5. ^ "EGR Operator Awards 2012". EGR Magazine. Archived from the original on 2013-08-06.
  6. ^ "Akamon, 7th Best Workplace SMEs Spain". Archived from the original on 2013-10-19.
  7. ^ "SCi Power 25 ranking". Social Casino Intelligence. Archived from the original on 2013-10-19.
  8. ^ "Europe's 100 hottest Startups". Wired UK Magazine, Nov 2013 issue.
  9. ^ "Akamon joins the International Social Games Association (ISGA)". iGaming Business.
  10. ^ "Europe's 7 fastest growing tech companies". The Next Web.
  11. ^ "First round of investment". The Next Web.

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