Phoenix Labs with the resources to expand their Vancouver and San Mateo studios and increase live service operations and rapid development of new content for their debut title, Dauntless. In addition, Phoenix Labs will continue to build upon the momentum of Dauntless, which surpassed two million players on PC shortly after launching into Open Beta in May 2018, leveraging the new funding to explore new platforms and reach brand new audiences.
“The continued support from Sapphire Ventures and the rest of our current investment team is a testament to our vision of building the next evolution of online cooperative gameplay experiences,” said Jesse Houston, co-founder
"Phoenix Labs has established themselves in the online gaming world, and we're excited to help them expand their passionate audience and presence in the global market,” said Dave Hartwig, Managing Director, Sapphire Ventures. “They have ambitious plans for 2019 that will shake up the online world in new and exciting ways, and we're proud to play a part in their journey.”
Phoenix Labs is made up of industry veterans from BioWare, Riot Games, and other acclaimed studios, helmed by co-founders Jesse Houston, Sean Bender