Finnish startup Surrogate.tv raises $2.5 million
Espoo-based Surrogate.tv, a remote control online gaming company, has raised $2.5 million in a seed round. The round was led by Supernode Global with participation from PROfounders, Brighteye Ventures, and Business Finland, TechCrunch writes.
Founded in 2018 by Esko Vähämäki, Severi Tikkala, Shane Henrik Allen, Stanislav Dmitriev, Surrogate.tv offers to play with real-life robotics, toys, vehicles over the internet. These experiences are enabled via Surrogate’s real-life game engine and streaming suite titled SurroRTG. The startup is aimed to change the way video games have been designed for decades.
The raised funds will help the company to expand its technology beyond. “Previously, such teleoperation technology would be accessible only for very specific, mainly enterprise, applications,” CEO Shane Allen said of the seed raise. “With this second round of funding, we will be able to launch a string of exciting initiatives that will enable people to create experiences that have never been possible before, all using our technology.”