Green Throttle Games, a startup that uses smartphones or tablets instead of consoles to play on a TV screen, today announced it has secured $6 million in Series A funding led by Trinity Ventures, whose general partner Ajay Chopra joins the board, and with participation from DCM.
The company’s three co-founders have an interesting pedigree: CEO Charles Huang, co-founder of RedOctane (where he co-created Guitar Hero); Matt Crowley, formerly a product lead for Palm and Nokia; and Karl Townsend, lead engineer for the first two generations of the Palm Pilot.
Green Throttle is already taking orders for its Atlas controller, which uses the considerable power of smartphones and tablets to let gamers play mobile titles on a television screen. (Watch the demo video below to get an idea how it works.)
Another project is the Green Throttle Arena app, a central hub to find and showcase games developed both by Green Throttle and by other independent developers and publishers including nWay, Free Range Games, Mercenary Technology and Monstrous.
“The ability to play mobile games on a big screen TV is very attractive, and Green Throttle’s leadership is well poised to bring in the kind of top quality games and industry connections that are needed to turn the Atlas controller and Green Throttle’s solution into a household name. I have always surrounded myself with entrepreneurs who know how to delight their end users and Green Throttle aims to do just that,” said Ajay Chopra, general partner at Trinity Ventures.
Green Throttle Games – http://www.greenthrottle.com
Green Throttle Games – press release
Trinity Ventures – http://www.trinityventures.com
DCM – http://www.dcm.com