Dorian, a women-first game platform for creators, streamers and players founded by Ukraine-born Julia Palatovska, an MBA alumna at Cambridge Judge Business School (MBA 2014), raises $14million in Series A funding.
Dorian, a women-first game platform for creators, streamers and players founded by Ukraine-born Julia Palatovska, a Cambridge MBA alumna of Cambridge Judge Business School (MBA 2014), said it raised $14million in Series A funding.
The Dorian platform, available on iOS and Android, enables creators to turn fiction into games with zero coding, and was built with female creators and players in mind to enable women to run their own gaming businesses. The platform already has more than 3,500 interactive games produced by a nearly all-female creator community.
The funding round was led by The Raine Group, with participation from March Gaming, London Venture Partners, VGames, Gaingels and Graham & Walker. The funding will be used to expand the San Francisco-based company’s cloud-based creation tools and livestreaming support.
“The expression of creative energy on our platform in the last 12 months has been incredible,” says Julia. “We moved quickly to foster new talent by giving them the tools to turn fiction into games, host interactive social livestreams and become better at their craft based on feedback from players and advanced data insights that are available to all Dorian creators for free. And now, with creators on every continent, we are already seeing professional level work from amateur teams across the world.”
Dorian said in its funding announcement that is has donated to an organisation supporting defence efforts in Ukraine and another group providing relief to families impacted by the conflict, and is also “being proactive in hiring talent from Ukraine who fled the country or want to relocate once it is possible”.