How Supercell started

    How Supercell started

  • 1 Ilkka Paananen had 13 years of experience

    Ilkka Paananen created his first gaming company in 2000 and it was later bought by another gaming company in 2004. Ilkka Paananen got 13 years of experience in the gaming industry.

  • 2 Supercell was founded in 2010

    In 2010 five friends including ,Ilkka Paananen, founded a company called Supercell to create games.

  • 3 The company raised $15 Million

    Between 2010 and 2011 the company managed to raise about $15 million dollars.

  • 4 Their first game failed

    The first game supercell created ,Gun-shine, got some traction but it was much less than what the founders were aiming for. 

  • 5 They moved to tablets

    Supercell realized that they are in a bad situation as the investors were expecting more profits. They decided to shift from making Facebook games to tablet games.

  • 6 The company released 2 successful games

    in 2012 The company released two very successful games. Clash of clans and Hayday. See also why Clash of clans is so popular.

  • 7 The company made $105 million in year 2012

    As a result of the successful games supercell made $105 million in 2010.

  • 8 Calsh of clans was making $2.5 million a day

    Clash of clans went so successful that the company started making 2.5 million a day because of it.

  • 9 The company was valued at $3 Billion

    In 2013 Softbank bought 51% of the company for $1.5 Billion raising the valuation of the company to $3 Billion dollars.