SA Entertainment company Sea Monster raises $1M funding

Sea Monster

Sea Monster creates engaging, memorable digital content and experiences through animation and games that bring about social outcomes. They champion shared stories as an inspiration for behavioral change in individuals.

Sea Monster is based in Cape Town and offers gaming, animation, VR/AR companies.  Sea Monster announced the $1 million investment from the  FirstRand’s Vumela Fund.

Sea Monster was founded in 2011 and uses a creative approach that centers on gaming, VR, and AR technology as a way to develop advanced education and communication solutions.

The Cape Town startup was founded by Glenn Gillis and Wynand Groenewald, who plan on channeling the new investment into unlocking digital solutions that better address corporate internal communications and training. A team of animators, analysts, game designers, and developers work to create digital tools suited for large corporations when accessing large remote audiences.

In a share on Bizcommunity, Glenn Gillis, the CEO was upbeat over the new development, “We chose Edge Growth as our preferred VC partner because of their years of experience, great reputation for fairness and strategic guidance.”

The Vumela Fund is run by Edge Growth and invests in entrepreneurial companies financially or through growth support in a manner that gives them market access to prospective investees. Nivesh Pather, Edge Growth Lead Deal Maker was confident in their investment, even pointing out their expectations for Sea Monster to, “become a recognized global player in interactive experiences and solutions.”

Sea Monster has worked with leading global brands such as Alexander Forbes, Mediclinic International, Old Mutual, Capitec, Shell, and FNB.

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