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Pocket Burger raises $1M with Sisu Game Ventures and more...

Pocket Burger Games raises $1 Million investment to create new mobile game genres. SISU Game Ventures leads Seed investment for the veteran remote-first team London, UK

London, UK - 23rd November 2021 - Pocket Burger Games, a new remote and creator-first game development studio building popular casual mobile games, announced it closed its Seed round with lead investor SISU Game Ventures, with the participation of RLC Ventures and Aream & Co for $1 Million to advance development, hire new talent and prepare for the release of future titles for iOS, Google Play and other platforms. The investment represents SISU Game Ventures first investment in a UK games studio.

Founded in 2021, Pocket Burger Games was created to explore a “Fantasy First” approach to game development and a deep desire to create a creator-first development culture that respects and cares deeply about the people who create games, with unlimited vacation and “Off-Menu” Fridays where creators decide how their time is best spent.

The co-founders have all come from leadership positions at groundbreaking mobile studios such as Space Ape, Gram Games and Rovio, and intend to use their learnings in top-grossing games with millions in players to find the next mass-market hit.

“It’s not just about being the first mover in a space,” says Mitchell Smallman, co-founder and CEO of Pocket Burgers Games. “It’s about finding games that SHOULD have existed by now. We’re not an idea team, we’re an audience team. Our goal is that every Pocket Burger Game has an audience that says “finally, a game for me!” and we deliver for them.” “We were very familiar with Mitchell when he approached us,” says Samuli Syvähuoko, founding Partner at SISU Game Ventures. “And when we saw the rest of the team he had gathered, we were interested right away. It was clear pretty soon they were passionate about building the type of progressive company culture we’ve frequently seen succeed in mobile. They were a perfect fit for SISU.”

Pocket Burger Games is currently a creative team of five developers, who have worked on massive hits across the industry, including at Space Ape Games, Next Games, Gram Games, Lionhead and Rovio Entertainment. This investment round gives Pocket Burger the ability to grow its team to launch and grow its first of many titles.


About Pocket Burger Games Pocket Burger Games was founded by Mitchell Smallman, Matt Down and Adam Sullivan as a remote and creator-first studio to create breakout games in under-served categories. As veteran mobile developers, they had seen so many weird, fantastic and wonderful games lost to time. Pocket Burger’s games don’t appeal to everyone, and that’s okay with them… they make games people don’t know they want yet! Read more at

About SISU Game Ventures Sisu Game Ventures is an early-stage venture capital fund focused 100% on games. Having set up shop in 2014 to support the most promising founders in the industry, Sisu has deep roots in the Nordic region, but its network of founders is fully global.

Over the past three decades, the Sisu team members have built 16 game companies and invested in over 60 game startups. Sisu’s own investors come mostly from the game industry including dozens of individuals and a few game companies as well.



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