Amazon and Google invest in Doppio
The Portuguese startup Doppio, founded by Jeferson Valadares and Christopher Barnes has just closed an investment round of €1 million.
The startup which focuses on voice-controlled games will use the investment to bolster its team and invest in developing new games.
Doppio launched its first game “The Vortex” in October 2018 for Amazon Alexa and in January this year for Google Assistant.
The Made in Portugal company plans to launch its second game in the last quarter of this year and continues to support its first project “The Vortex”. Doppio said that the seed round has various investors, including Alexa Fund from Amazon, Google, Portugal Ventures and Busy Angels.
“The investment is a vote of confidence in the great potential of talking games. There are already millions of voce-controlled devices, but there are few games that take advantage of the unique opportunities created by voice technology,” explains Jeferson Valadares, CEO of Doppio Games.
Other investors include Lasse Seppanen of Supercell, Alexis Bonte of Stillfront & Atomico and David Helgason of Unity.
The startup founded in 2018 and which focuses entirely on voice-controlled game development is based at an incubator at the University of Porto’s Science and Technology Park (UPTEC).