1. Epic Games $1.5B
Description: Cary-based Epic Games is an American video game and software company that creates games and offers its game engine technology to other developers. Founded by Mark Rein and Tim Sweeney in 1991, Epic Games has now raised a total of $3.4B in total equity funding and is backed by investors that include David Tepper, BlackRock, Tencent Holdings, Sony, and aXiomatic.
Investors in the round: Baillie Gifford, BlackRock, David Tepper, Fidelity Management and Research Company, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan, Smash Ventures, T. Rowe Price
Funding month: August
Industry: Developer Platform, Gaming, Video Games
Founders: Mark Rein, Tim Sweeney
Founding year: 1991
Total reported equity funding: $3.4B
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