Carry1st is Africa’s largest mobile game publisher. It has announced a $20m Series A extension round, led by Andreessen Hoowitz with participation from Avenir as well as Google. This is Andreessen Horowitz’s first investment in Africa since its founding. Jonathan Lai, David Haber will join the board of advisors to act as observers.
Many angel investors participated in the round, including Nas, a Grammy winner and top Crypto investor, along with the founders of Sky Mavis and Cash and Yield Guild Games. Riot Games and Raine Ventures were among the other investors who participated in Carry1st’s May 2021 Series B.
CordelRobbin-Coker (CEO), Lucy Hoffman(COO), and Tinotenda Mundangepfu [CTO]) founded Carry1st. This full stack publishing solution handles user acquisition, live operations and community management as well as monetization for its partners. To enable Africa to purchase virtual goods, including mobile data, Tinder subscriptions and gaming currency, the company has partnered with top companies PayPal , Chipper Cash and other leading companies .
Carry1st will use this capital to grow its content portfolio and its engineering teams. Carry1st has been expanding its gaming codevelopment, working with top game studios to develop original concepts.
CordelRobbin-Coker is the CEO and co-founder of Carry1st. He expressed excitement about working with an elite group of investors who have ” expertise across gaming and fintech.