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The cross-platform game engine powering some of the biggest games of the 21st century

  • Founded in 2004 in Denmark as Over the Edge Entertainment
  • The first game it released – GooBall – was a commercial failure
  • Pokemon Go was built using the Unity engine in 2016
  • deltaDNA – acquired by Unity – boasts 160m monthly active users
  • Unity made experiences have been installed 29 bn times in a year

The inside story

The numbers are mind-boggling. Unity has 3.9 billion monthly active users. The applications developed by these creators were downloaded on average, five billion times per month in 2021.

Unity is a cross-platform game engine powering some of the most popular games of the 21st century. It has created the world’s most widely used, real-time 3D development platform, giving content creators around the world the tools to create rich, interactive 2D, 3D, VR and AR experiences.

If you are in the business of creating and operating real-time, 3D content, the chances are you use Unity.

Why we chose to invest

Since its foundation in 2004, the company that was to become Unity Technologies has been on an almost continuous upward curve, acquiring and incorporating other businesses.

We invested in deltaDNA – a real-time game analytics and marketing platform – which we sold to Unity Technologies in 2021 delivering a thirteen-fold return for our investors.

It’s a great example of how our expertise in different fields of the creative economy allows us to get in on the ground floor with exciting companies, help them to the next stage in their development.

Tell us what you are building

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