Candivore team.

Gaming startup Candivore raises $10 million to build on Match Masters success

The hit mobile game has more than 30 million downloads while counting more than 5 million monthly active users, generating $7 million in March 2022 alone

Israeli gaming startup Candivore, which is behind one of the most popular mobile games, Match Masters, announced on Thursday that it has concluded a funding round of $10 million from Vgames, an Israeli venture capital firm specializing in video games, and globally active investment fund Tiger Global Management. This fresh capital injection brings Candivore’s total fundraising to date to $22 million, $12 million of which was raised in 2021.
Match Masters has built an enormous community, recording more than 30 million downloads across the Google Play Store and Apple Store, while counting more than 5 million monthly active users playing more than 10 million matches daily.
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מגזין עצמאות 4.5.22 גל גולדשטיין צור תמם סהר אזרן אלון שקדי תום עמל ו אהוד רוזנברג מייסדי קנדיבור Candivore
מגזין עצמאות 4.5.22 גל גולדשטיין צור תמם סהר אזרן אלון שקדי תום עמל ו אהוד רוזנברג מייסדי קנדיבור Candivore
Candivore team.
(Photo: Tal Shahar)
This latest funding coincides with Candivore’s upcoming ad campaign slated for the United Kingdom. Designed to promote and attract more players to its Match Masters mobile game, the UK ad campaign, featuring both TV ads and online experiences, is set to launch on Friday and will feature legendary singer Robbie Williams and actor and football star Vinnie Jones.
Unlike other Match-3 games, Match Masters transforms the popular genre into a first-of-its-kind PvP competition. In Match Masters, gamers play live against opponents in a fast-paced turn-based environment, featuring different gameplay modes every day, tournaments and events, which enable players to earn rewards.
“The mobile gaming space has been booming for years and our journey has been wilder than anything we could have imagined”, noted Gal Goldstein, CEO of Candivore. “As we continue to work passionately to add more features for our players, our continued partnership with Vgames will help our efforts to make Match Masters even more rewarding for our global community of users.”

Match Masters generates sizable revenue compared with games commanding much larger audiences. Per data collected by application intelligence provider Sensor Tower, Match Masters generated $7 million in March 2022. By comparison, 8 Ball Pool - a mobile game with tens of millions of active players per month - recorded total revenue of $10 million during the same period.
“We are very excited about Candivore’s prospects”, said Eitan Reisel, founder of Vgames. “The mobile gaming market is witnessing tantalizing growth, and Candivore’s Match Masters has already positioned itself as one of the leading mobile games. With the long standing support of Vgames, I am confident that this mobile gaming experience will gain more momentum, creating ample opportunities for stakeholders and gamers alike.”