Goodbye Kansas Game Invest have quickly established themselves as one of Sweden’s most active gaming investors. They now acquire a stake in IGDB.com, a Swedish start-up aiming to become the IMDb of the computer and video games business.
IGDB.com (Internet Gaming Database) is a Swedish start-up company aiming to become the most complete source of information regarding computer and video games, as a counterpart to IMDb (Internet Movie Database). The company was founded in 2016 by Christian Frithiof, and in 2017 Anton Westbergh (Coffee Stain Studios) joined as a private investor. The current investment is handled together with Almi Invest, Inwestbergh and Nascent.
Goodbye Kansas Game Invest’s newly appointed CEO Per-Arne Lundberg explains the background behind the investment and outlines the plans going forward.
─ IGDB.com is one of the most exciting companies in the business, with great potential to become the international information hub for businesses and consumers alike. We view our investment in IGDB.com as an amazing opportunity to help shape their journey towards this goal. With an incredibly driven and senior team, where everyone involved shares our passion for both games and business, the decision was really a no-brainer for us, says Per-Arne Lundberg, CEO at Goodbye Kansas Game Invest.
─ We feel that IGDB.com and Goodbye Kansas Game Invest is a perfect match, and we’re looking forward to working together with them. Goodbye Kansas Game Invest has a unique knowledge of the computer and video games industry, with great international relations that will be valuable for IGDB.com and their continued development, says Erik Gozzi at Nascent.
The team at IGDB.com consists of six people and are currently located at The Game Incubator in Gothenburg.
─ It feels amazing to become part of the Goodbye Kansas family. Their entrepreneurial journey is inspiring and they add know-how, experience and a network that enables us to really elevate IGDB to the next level. We now have all the pieces we need to succeed, says Christian Frithiof, CEO at IGDB.com.
Goodbye Kansas Game Invest have invested in several indie studios and today the company owns large stakes in Palindrome, Tarhead and Fall Damage – the studio founded by four industry veterans from DICE in 2017. The ambition is to invest in 4-6 new studios annually. The investment manager for IGDB.com at Goodbye Kansas Game Invest is Maria A. Grimaldi.