Game Startup for programmers CheckiO in the near future plans to close its first investment round, investors of which will become the Fund “TA Venture”, the Fund “Vegas Tech Fund” by Tony Hsieh, business angels Jay Betson (founder of the platform of free software СЕО Acquia/Drupal) and Bob Mason (CTO and founder of online-videoplatform for travelers Brightcove), and also other investors. According to angel.co information, investment sum comprised $750K.
Liza Avramenko, CEO of the project, notes that “TA Venture” became not only the investor for “CheckiO”, but also a strategic partner. The project has been called to help people in opening up programming science via the game and competition inside friendly society. Of course, the team of the project would like to see in monthly TOPs Ukrainian players.
In “TA Venture” paid attention to “CheckiO” las year at the conference IDCEE, says Viktoria Tigipko, managing director of the Fund: “We very much liked the mission of “CheckiO” to become the IT Olympics. We are very interested in qualification rising of developers in particular, and computer qualification on the whole. Thus, recently we have launched in Ukraine the volunteer project “Code Club” for children study of coordination, which has been created in Great Britain. The “CheckiO” also offers a very original method of studying and improving skills of the code writing”.