Discord, the maker of a popular voice communications app for games, has raised $20 million in a round of funding headed by Greylock Partners.
The funding is a big turnaround for a company that was written off in gaming. And it shows that by pivoting to something that was more popular, the original founders figured out how to save the company and thrive in the new world of mobile gaming.
Existing investors include Tencent, Benchmark, and YouWeb. The $20 million round is a big one, but Discord is getting a lot of traction. It now has 2.9 million users, and there are more than 1 million players signing up each month. The product has been available for only seven months, and people are already sharing 300 million messages a month on it. READ MORE...
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