Articles for September 2013

Total Eclipse raises €430k led by Jeremie Openfund II

When we first saw Total Eclipse, it was a small games studio in northern Greece comprised of very dedicated founders. We thought it was a hidden gem and that’s why we invited them time and again in various Open Coffee meetings. The Openfund was in fact heavily inspired by the needs of young entrepreneurs that frequented such gatherings, and Open Coffee in particular. 

Today, we are announcing one of our largest investments to date, totalling €430,000 , together with angel investors. We believe that through this investment, Total Eclipse will get the brand recognition it deserves.

The investment will be used towards an ambitious plan: making Total Eclipse a top brand in multiplatform, casual gaming. This involves growing the team, further developing in-house technology and launching a number of games across various platforms and markets.

Total Eclipse has a strong track record of game releases with seven shipped titles in nine years, across different genres, platforms, and markets. Despite their differences, the games are characterised by their attention to detail, focus on fun and high level of polish.
The studio’s most popular titles, the Clockwork Man series (hidden object/adventure for Win/Mac/Linux set in a Victorian steampunk universe), first introduced the concept of immersive scrolling and zoomable scenes to the genre, sold hundreds of thousands of copies, and were amongst the first games to launch on Steam for Linux.

Total Eclipse’s latest release, A Clockwork Brain, is a puzzle game for iOS that blends brain-training with frantic puzzle solving. It has received glowing reviews from thousands of players and has surpassed 750,000 downloads through organic growth.

The team has already moved to new offices and has hired two software engineers and an illustrator who actually moved to Greece. Here is a picture of the team.

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New Call For Proposals is Open – Apply by October 31

Jeremie Openfund II is now again accepting applications. If you want to apply, please submit your application online by 12pm EET on October 31. Teams that submit early have an advantage, as we have more time to read their applications. Results should be out by November 30. All applications shall receive extended feedback.

We are looking for entrepreneurial teams based in Greece, with innovative ideas for software products that target big, international markets. Indicatively, we start with offering €50k for 10% of equity participation, on top of our continued commitment to provide support on all things startup.

We look forward to work with ambitious founders, enabling them to turn their ideas to valuable products, revenue-generating businesses and successful companies. Should you have any further questions, do not hesitate to contact us.

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Apply to work for a Jeremie Openfund II portfolio company

Jeremie Openfund II portfolio companies are growing fast, constantly looking for world class talent to hire and partner with. They are creating jobs that offer intellectual challenge, great career potential and exposure to high quality work practices.

Working for a startup is a career choice one can greatly benefit from. It can provide for a unique learning experience, contributing valuable insights for starting your own company, or accumulating knowledge that will prove immensely useful in other walks of life.

If you’d like to work for a startup, check out our applications page. Current openings include generic Software Development, Business, Design and Marketing positions. Jeremie Openfund II portfolio founders keep an eye on applications submitted to pick outstanding individuals for new hires they wish to make. We wish you the best of luck!

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