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Japan's mobile gaming Playco raises $100m, led by Sequoia

New startup is already unicorn; plans to partner with global platforms

Playco says its technology will allow it to build games faster, understand players better and develop new software more rapidly than the biggest game companies in the world.

JAKARTA -- Playco, a mobile gaming startup based in Tokyo, has raised $100 million in a Series A round led by Sequoia Capital and angel investor Josh Buckley, according to a company statement.

The investment values the company at $1 billion.

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