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Hyderabad-based Liquidnitro Games raises $5.25M in a Seed round led by Nexus VP, angels

Sumit Vishwakarma
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Hyderabad-based startup Liquidnitro Games has raised $5.25 million in a seed funding round led by Nexus Venture Partners.

The round also saw participation from a host of international angel investors from the US, Canada, the EU, and India. The funding would help the company to enhance its capabilities in the gaming industry.

Establishing a world-class studio

Liquidnitro Games plans to establish a world-class studio and invest heavily in artificial intelligence (AI) and technology. The startup intends to improve production pipelines and expand its live services capabilities.


It aims to create engaging and enjoyable experiences for players worldwide by leveraging data, AI, and technology-driven insights.

"The games industry is going through a massive shift worldwide. Live services and game production will look significantly different in the coming years, shaped by new technologies, AI, and untapped growth markets," said Sandeep Kowdley, chief executive officer of Liquidnitro.

Who are the founders?

Founded in December 2023 by a group of former Electronic Arts (EA) veterans—Sandeep Kowdley, Krishna Dhanekula, Arun Kunchala, and Suresh Manthena—Liquidnitro Games brings a wealth of experience to the table.

The founders have worked on iconic titles and franchises such as Bejeweled, Tetris, Plants vs Zombies, Need for Speed, Real Racing, and The Sims. Their expertise is expected to drive Liquidnitro towards becoming a key player in the global gaming market.

"With 3 billion and growing mobile players globally, data-driven insights are crucial for truly understanding the diverse audience. I strongly believe that happy, passionate teams are the ones who can transform insights into fun, engaging experiences for players. Long-term success in live services isn't about a few big updates – it's about constant, creative evolution," said Kowdley.

Revolutionising the games industry

"India's talent pool offers a strategic advantage, allowing us to pioneer geo-adapted production and live services, unlocking huge value for global publishers. With our unique model, we're poised to revolutionise the games industry on a global scale, driving growth and innovation while tapping into new and diverse markets," said Sameer Brij Verma of Nexus Venture Partners.