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Who's Funding Rift & Trion Worlds?

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Foghladha
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Posted On: 10/20/2010 at 03:18 PM
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Found out some interesting facts about Trion Worlds. After wondering where their funding came from did a little digging and it seems they have some BIG investors. It's no wonder they've gone and hand selected their staff.

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The Time Warner Investments group targets non-control strategic investments that have a clear impact on Time Warner's divisional operations and directly enhance the Company's ability to meet specific strategic goals. Time Warner Inc. is a leading media and entertainment company, whose businesses include interactive services, cable systems, filmed entertainment, television networks and publishing.

Peacock Equity (peacockequity.com) is a $250 million equity capital fund founded by GE Commercial Finance's Media, Communications Entertainment business (geMCE.com) and NBC Universal (nbcuni.com). Introduced in April 2007, the joint venture focuses on companies developing technologies, platforms or business models that are a strategic fit to NBC Universal and have high growth potential. Peacock Equity's capital investments, which include advertising services, digital content and communities, wireless and international platforms, range from $3 to $15 million each.

Bertelsmann Digital Media Investments (BDMI) is a strategic venture investor focused on innovative digital media technologies, products and distribution channels across the globe. BDMI is a wholly owned subsidiary of Bertelsmann AG, one of the largest media and entertainment companies in the world with over $25 billion in revenues. With more than 600 individual companies, Bertelsmann AG has significant interests in all areas of media including television, music, books, magazines, direct marketing and media services. For more information, visit www.bdmifund.com.


Rustic Canyon Partners is an early stage venture capital firm that invests in exceptional entrepreneurs building transformational companies. The investment team works collaboratively, drawing on a diverse set of experiences as successful entrepreneurs, managers, and strategic and financial advisors. With over $900 million in funds under management, Rustic Canyon is one of the largest firms based in Southern California, with strong presence in Silicon Valley and Seattle. Key investment themes include Internet/media convergence, clean technology, technology-enabled services, information services, and wireless and wireline broadband.

Trinity Ventures, a 20 year veteran in the venture business with more than $1 billion under management, partners with exceptional entrepreneurs to build great companies. Trinity Ventures focuses on early-stage technology investment opportunities with a particular emphasis on the Digital Media, Internet Services, Mobility, Security and Software markets. Trinity has invested in well over 100 ventures, including such leading companies as Aruba Networks (NASDAQ: ARUN), Blue Nile (NASDAQ: NILE), Crescendo Communications, Extreme Networks (NASDAQ: EXTR), Forte Software, Illustra, LoopNet (NASDAQ: LOOP), PhotoBucket (acquired by News Corporation: NWS), Speedera Networks (acquired by Akamai Technologies: AKAM), Starbucks (NASDAQ: SBUX), and Sygate Technologies (acquired by Symantec: SYMC).

DCM is an early stage venture capital firm supporting entrepreneurs building world-class technology companies. The firm's partners manage US$1.6 billion and have funded leading technology companies including 2Wire, 51job (Nasdaq: JOBS), @Motion (Openwave), About.com (The New York Times Co.), All About (Jasdaq: 2454), Arroyo (Cisco), Clearwire (Nasdaq: CLWR), Dang Dang, eDreams (TA), Foundry Networks (Nasdaq: FDRY), HireRight (Nasdaq: HIRE), Internap (Nasdaq: INAP), IPivot (Intel), (Nasdaq Japan - Hercules: 9424), Neopath Networks (Cisco), Neutral Tandem (Nasdaq: TNDM), nQuire (Siebel), PGP Corporation, Recourse Technologies (Symantec), RockYou, Sigmatel (Nasdaq: SGTL), SMIC (NYSE: SMI), Sling Media (EchoStar), VanceInfo (NYSE: VIT) and Vimicro (Nasdaq: VIMC). DCM offers hands-on operational guidance and access to an extensive network of resources, including close relationships with many of the Pacific Rim's leading companies and investors. For more information, please visit DCM's website at www.dcm.com.

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Fili de na Griobhta Dearg
Donaliam
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Replied On: 10/20/2010 at 03:29 PM PDT
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Thats some serious $$$ power behind them.

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Docroc
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Replied On: 10/22/2010 at 09:13 AM PDT
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LOL Trinity Ventures

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Taoiseach de na Arach Glas
Foghladha
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Replied On: 10/22/2010 at 09:37 AM PDT
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I snickered at that too Docroc. How convenient.

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Fili de na Griobhta Dearg
Donaliam
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Replied On: 01/24/2011 at 09:22 AM PST
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bumping

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Curadh de na Ulchabhan Donn
Signal
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Replied On: 01/26/2011 at 12:29 AM PST
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I'll say this, after playing Beta 5 almost all day, this game is extremely polished for a pre-launch. The graphics and sound effects are top-notch and it shows all the signs of a high $$$ production. So this comes as no surprise. It's quite refreshing.

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Foghladha
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Replied On: 01/26/2011 at 09:35 AM PST
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You guys want to know the real kicker? In their whole building they had less that 60 developers building this game. Mythic at last count was 120 (after last round of layoffs). They are all mastercraftsmen IMO.

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Replied On: 01/26/2011 at 10:19 AM PST
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Wait, WAR still has 120 people working on it? Or does Mythic have another project in the works? After two years away WAR is actually worse than when I left it. That's a heck of an accomplishment!

P.S. Fog, my wife and I had a blast tagging along with you and the crewe on Sunday's T2 activities. =)

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