Ravensburger invests in Gamefound
Gamefound is better known as the competition to Kickstarter, both of which are crowdfunding platforms, but while Kickstarter funds any type of project Gamefound is a platform dedicated to board games. Ravensburger AG announced an investment and partnership with Gamefound, which was originally a spin off of publisher Awaken Realms in 2021. The platform has generated over $22 million USD in total funding for all hosted campaigns.
"Crowdfunding can be an amazing tool for creating amazing Board Games and partnering with a respected industry leader like Ravensburger will help us create the best environment for backers and creators. This investment will enable the Gamefound team to quickly grow and develop new functions bringing the platform to the next level. We are extremely excited to start working with our community on the future of crowdfunding." - Marcin Świerkot, CEO of Gamefound and Awaken Realms.
Gamefound is the first investment from Ravensburger’s recently announced “Next Ventures” program which aims to fund innovation projects and start-ups that have a direct link to Ravensburger’s core business segments including games, toys and puzzles. While Ravensburger evaluates over 1,000 game ideas a year they can only publish a handful of them on their own but Gamefound will allow more of these great ideas to see publication. The Gamefound platform offers more than the ability to raise money as it provides tools to help creators both manage their campaigns and deliver the final games to their backers.