Outspark raises $4M to bring Korean games to U.S.

Successful CMOs achieve growth by leveraging technology. Join us for GrowthBeat Summit on June 1-2 in Boston, where we'll discuss how to merge creativity with technology to drive growth. Space is limited. Request your personal invitation here!


Outspark, a company with offices in Seoul, Korea and San Francisco that hopes to help publish Asian multiplayer online games in English, said it has raised a $4 million first round of financing from Altos Ventures and Doll Capital Management (DCM).

Outspark hopes to distinguish itself by offering Asian game developers a platform and other services for the complicated translation process. Han Kim, partner at San Francisco’s Altos Ventures, said the driving assumption is that Asia now has more experienced and sophisticated game developers, something Kim says he has witnessed first hand.

“We just saw tons of inefficiency,” he said, referring to the tough time developers in Asia and U.S. have developing trust in each other during the translation process. Outspark’s team has hired people who can operate comfortably in both cultures, he said.

VentureBeat’s VB Insight team is studying marketing analytics... Chime in here, and we’ll share the results.