PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC, June 22nd, 2017 – YUNOÏA (www.yunoia.com) announced today that it has secured close to 1 Million USD in funding from Czech and US based Investors. This first funding round will accelerate the development of YUNOÏA’s ecosystem. At the same time, Guillaume Gayot, former Amazon exec. has joined the company in quality of senior advisor.
"As a team, we are thrilled by the support we are receiving for this project", Sebastien Pacetti, CEO of YUNOÏA, spoke about raising the funds. "It means a lot to us that the funds received came directly from our existing partners." These partners include a successful Czech software company originally hired to produce the first prototype of YUNOÏA, who offered to invest in YUNOÏA based on viewing initial traction of the ecosystem. The second key investor coming from California, started as VIP Angel Investor looking for Projects to fund on YUNOÏA before becoming an investor for the company itself.
Key Achievements In less than one year of Early Access, YUNOÏA has been growing exponentially. Game Studios and Publishers have presented over 1000 Games in the ecosystem across all game platforms. Over 900 freelancers and service providers are available to be contacted through YUNOÏA’s Business Directory. Games can now be easily pitched not only to over 200 Publishers and Investors but also to 600 international media outlets & influencers.
YUNOÏA’s vision is to empower Game Developers with the contacts and resources they need to successfully produce and market video games. The ecosystem, itself, provides a wide range of services for the game industry.
Pitching: Game Development Studios can use YUNOÏA to pitch their Games directly to Media, Publishers, and Investors. YUNOÏA has already permitted several game studios to successfully close funding rounds in the high six figures range.
Business Directory: YUNOÏA offers an easy and convenient way for Service Providers and Freelancers to be outsourced by Game studios for their projects.
Marketplace: Anyone in the Game Industry can now easily post offers on YUNOÏA’s Marketplace to find relevant business partners. Any member can post offers based on specialties they offer or need (e.g. CGI Trailers, QA opportunities, and localization).
Jobs: YUNOÏA offers a free classified Job Posting section for any company working within the Gaming Industry.
Sebastien Pacetti is a senior executive with 16 years of experience in digital publishing and distribution platforms operations. At Amazon, Pacetti headed the Digital Distribution of Software and Video Games for EMEA. At Ubisoft, Pacetti worked on the company’s digital distribution platform, uPlay™, as well as the top selling game Tom Clancy’s The Division™ in the capacity of Business Development Director.
Guillaume Gayot is a senior finance executive with experience across both traditional financial services and FinTech industries. Joining Amazon after 2 years at PayPal, Guillaume Gayot played a pivotal role in launching Amazon's first regulated entity in EU and growing Amazon's EU payments business. He is currently serving as Commercial Director at Mercedes pay S.A., a Daimler Group company.
YUNOÏA s.r.o. is a start-up company established and existing under the laws of the Czech Republic, with registered office at Prague 1, Jungmannova 23/11, post code 110 00, Czech Republic, company Id. No (IČO): 054 94 061, registered in the Commercial Register, kept with Municipal Court in Prague in Section C Entry No. 264625. www.yunoia.com
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