Saturday, March 12, 2011

Angry Birds creator raises $42 million


Who would have guessed that a mobile game based on a group of malcontent birds and sinister pigs could become such a lucrative franchise?Rovio Mobile, the Finnish game company behind Angry Birds, has raised $42 million in a financing round led by the venture capital firms Accel Partners and Atomico Ventures. Felicis Ventures also participated in the round.Niklas Zennstrom, a co-founder of Skype