Reliance Jio backs SF-based AR gaming startup Krikey

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Reliance Jio recently unveiled that it is the lead fundraiser in the Series A funding round for Krikey.

Krikey

Krikey is an AR (Augmented Reality) gaming firm. It also has an application with the same name, launched for the users of iOS and Android. Previously the firm also signed some exclusive partnership deals with Sony Pictures Entertainment and Ellen DeGeneres Wildlife Foundation. Signing most of the agreements was to develop a customized multiplayer AR game to enhance popularity.

On the other hand, Reliance Jio Infocomm Limited is a telecommunication company based out of India. It also provides the most popular services across the nation. The Company has its headquarters situated in Mumbai, Maharashtra, and it is the operator of national LTE networks with enhanced coverage across all the 22 telecom circles.

The total funding that Krikey acquired in this Series A funding round is 22 million USD, but there are no details about the amount raised by Reliance Jio alone.

Furthermore, apart from the fundraising round news, another news also came out about the launch of a newer AR game, Yaatra, exclusively for Indian users. In this unique upcoming game, the users of Reliance Jio will get more access to the features of 3D avatars.

Official Statements

In a press release, the Director of reliance Jio, Akash Ambani, said,

Krikey will inspire a generation of Indians to embrace augmented reality. Our vision is to bring the best experiences from across the World to India, and the introduction of Yaatra is a step in that direction.

Mr Ambani also said that AR gaming would ensure that the users enter the World of more entertaining and fantastic games. Yaatra is available for Android and iOS users already and will also be available for the JioPhone users soon.

Akash Ambani

One of the founders of Krikey further concluded and said,

Our vision with Krikey is to bring together inspiration and reality in an immersive way. With augmented reality, we can bring fantasy worlds into your home, straight through the window of your mobile phone.

One of the founders at Krikey

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