Chartboost opens European office

Chartboost opens European office
Aaron Lee

By Aaron Lee

April 24th 2013 at 2:59PM

Ad tech company to offer improved support for King, Supercell and others

Mobile middleware firm Chartboost has opened its first international office in Amsterdam.

The company plans to use its the new location to offer improved support for Chartboost developers based in Europe, such as King, NaturalMotion Games, Outfit7, Wooga and Supercell.

Ilja Goossens, founder of Gamundo and Virtual Fairground, will lead the new office and its team of five staff.

“We have always admired European developers and find their creativity and leadership inspiring. We are excited to now be even closer to that thriving game ecosystem,” said Chartboost co-founder Maria Alegre.

“Ilja shares Chartboost’s gaming DNA and we're thrilled to have him on board.”

Chartboost enables developers to advertise within each other’s games through a Direct Deals Marketplace, bypassing a traditional ad network, which takes a percentage of the cut.

“As a game developer myself, I have lived through the challenges of building and launching games,” said Goossens.

“What drew me to Chartboost was their passion for helping developers achieve success and I’m excited to help our partners continue to grow their businesses worldwide.”

Chartboost’s headcount now stands at 60 employees, which is more than double last year. As part of its grow, company recently closed a $19 million Series B funding round in January.