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Jio Leads Funding Round In Gaming Startup

Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd. on Wednesday said it has led a Series-A funding round in augmented reality mobile gaming company Krikey.

The company did not disclose the financial details of the investment. With this round, the total funding in Krikey reached $22 million, it said in a statement.

The startup also launched a new augmented reality game in India ‘Yaatra’, in which Jio users will get exclusive access to 3D-avataar features.

“Krikey will inspire a generation of Indians to embrace augmented reality. Our vision is to bring the best experiences from across the world to India, and the introduction of Yaatra is a step in that direction,” Jio Director Akash Ambani said in a statement.

The game has been launched on Google Play and Apple’s iOS app store, and will soon be made available for JioPhone users as well, the statement said.


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