Kazoo Games closes its Series A round funding with lead investor Garena for $12 million

Kazoo Games, a new game development studio building best-in-class, wildly popular casual and midcore mobile games, announced it closed its Series A round with lead investor Garena for $12 million to advance development, hire new talent and prepare for the release of future titles for iOS and Google Play.

Founded in 2019, Kazoo brings together the entrepreneurial spirit and veteran successes of chief executive officer David Schulman and chief creative officer Sean Ro. Schulman and Ro have a history of making hit mobile games for industry leaders like Disney and Jam City, with their recent titles reaching more than half a billion players and grossing hundreds of millions in revenue.

“Sean and I believe exceptional games are made with love and care, and that passion is our foundation for Kazoo. This investment round enables us to rapidly grow our team as we make games that matter to players,” Schulman said. 

Headquartered in Southern California, Kazoo pivoted to a distributed, work-from-home model in response to the ongoing pandemic. 

“Our team knows how to deliver incredible mobile experiences to our players that are as accessible and fun as casual games with the depth of midcore games. Developers who share our dedication for excellence should join us,” Ro said. 

Kazoo is currently a creative team of 15 game makers, who have worked on massive hits across the industry, including at Disney, Electronic Arts, Jam City, NCSoft, Netease, Nickelodeon and Warner Bros. This investment round gives Kazoo the ability to grow its team from 15 to over 30 developers.