San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Grantoo immerses mobile game players in Fortune 500 advertising with brand-sponsored tournaments in their favorite mobile games. This powerful concept creates unmatched value for brands seeking to engage their audience on mobile devices, and generates substantial revenue for the game developers that publish these campaigns. In addition, Grantoo provides free features that improve the engagement and retention of mobile games: turn-based, asynchronous multiplayer challenges, social sharing and invitation, and ladder tournaments. Branded tournaments are unobtrusive: no advertisements will interrupt or overlay gameplay. Instead, your players win rewards from the brand while playing, and you earn for every player that enters the tournament. Best of all, players win great prizes and donations to charity in their name, giving them a real connection to both the brand and game.
Heyzap is a social discovery platform for mobile and the largest social network for Android/iPhone mobile gamers. Heyzap is based on San Francisco and was founded in 2009 by Jude Gomila and Immad Akhund. Heyzap provides users with a way to check-in to their favorite games, discover games and join a massive community of mobile gamers. Heyzap allows users to let other gamers know what they are playing, leave or browse tips for their favorite games, and earn badges. For mobile game developers, Heyzap provides an SDK to easily add Heyzap to their games driving game installs and virality. Investors include Ashton Kutcher, Union Square Ventures, Y Combinator, Albert Wenger, Naval Ravikant, Chris Dixon, Joshua Schachter & Qualcomm.