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Start-up that helped power Pokemon Go raises $181 million

Unity Technologies, creator of an game development platform whose software helped power Pokemon Go, announced a $181 million series C on Wednesday.

The San Francisco-based company's funding round was led by DFJ Growth, and includes China Investment Corporation, FreeS Fund, Thrive Capital and Max Levchin. Other investors include Sequoia Capital and West Summit Capital. Unity also said that DFJ's Barry Schuler will join its board of directors.

Employees work at the Unity Technologies SF office in San Francisco, California, U.S.,
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Employees work at the Unity Technologies SF office in San Francisco, California, U.S.,

In addition to Pokemon Go, the company's software engine has helped power the creation of games like Monument Valley, and Temple Run 2.

About 90 percent of content made for Samsung's Gear VR is made using Unity's services, according to the company.

"Now Unity is poised to accelerate the advance of AR/VR with their unique 'write once/ publish many' engine which allows studios to easily support all hardware platforms without having to attempt to choose a winner," he said.