Benchmark Plunks $5.5 Million Into Thatgamecompany

Thatgamecompany (TGC) has raised its first round of funding after six years of developing games for Sony’s PlayStation. Benchmark Capital has invested $5.5 million in a first round, and Mitch Lasky will join the company’s board. In a blog post, the company said that the funding will enable it to release its games on more platforms.


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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik