Mountaintop raises $30M Series A

by Nate Mitchell

We’re excited to share that we’ve raised $30M from an incredible set of investors who share our vision for Mountaintop.

Jon Lai at Andreessen Horowitz led the round with participation from friends across the industry, including Spark Capital, Founders Fund, and Detroit Venture Partners. Jon brings his expertise as both a game dev at Riot and a publisher at Tencent, and we’re thrilled to have him join the Mountaintop board.

When we founded Mountaintop last summer, we set out with a simple mission: Bring players together through exciting and unforgettable new challenges. That mission remains our north star. We’ll use this round of funding to grow the team, continue to develop a world-class tech stack, and bring our first title to players everywhere.

A sneak peek at some concept art for the world / IP that we’re building for players.

Great games come from teams built on trust, respect, and inclusion, where everyone is heard, and nothing is someone else’s problem. Our commitment to being fully-remote — forever — enables us to bring together an international all-star roster to create a new kind of studio. Today, our team has grown to include more than 35 talented developers based around the world.

We continue to carefully design our culture to maximize creativity, drawing on wisdom and experience from both games and tech. By keeping the team small and focused on a single project, we move faster, collaborate more effectively, and empower everyone to make better decisions.

At Mountaintop, we celebrate creative risk-taking and the successes — or sometimes instructive failures — that come with it. Philosophically, we believe in discovering the best version of our game through a consistent cycle of exploration, prototyping, playtesting, and iteration. We’ve been playtesting the game since the earliest days of the studio, and it’s made a huge difference in bringing us further, faster.

We’re huge believers in bringing the community into the development process early and evolving the game with your input in my mind. If you’re interested in being a part of our first project’s evolution, sign-up for the newsletter for info on early Alpha playtests.

Or, if you’re interested in joining Mountaintop to take players someplace new and unforgettable, we’d love to hear from you!

We’re looking forward to sharing more of this new world with you later this year. Thanks!