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Finnish Gaming Startup Seriously Raises $5 Million

Seriously, a Helsinki-based mobile gaming startup, said today that it had raised an additional $5 million from its prior investors following the launch of its first game, Best Fiends, for a total of $10 million raised to date. The company runs its business and marketing operations from Santa Monica, Calif., and its game development from Finland; its investors are Upfront Ventures, Sunstone Capital and Daher Capital. CEO Andrew Stalbow said Best Fiends notched 1.5 million downloads in its first two weeks. The plurality of downloads has come from China, even though Seriously did no marketing there.

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