Tokyo-based social game maker gumi announced it has raised a whopping two billion yen (US$25.7) from a total of six investors today. The fresh money comes from JAFCO, DBJ Capital, Shinsei Bank, Mitsubishi UFJ Capital, and Tecmo Koei.
Gumi says they have now reached a US$154 million post-money valuation – not bad for a 3.5-year old startup in Japan. The company generated US$7.7 million in virtual item sales last month, and expects even more after hitting US$1.3 million on a single day (December 2) for this month, according to TechCrunch Japan.
Here’s a video that TechCrunch US shot with Hironao Kunimitsu, the CEO of gumi, last week in Tokyo (source link):