Teatime Games

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The company’s macro thesis is that games have always been inherently social throughout different eras (e.g. card games, board games, arcades, and consoles), and that most games truly come to life “through the interaction between people, opponents, and the audience”.


“Like all the best games studios, Thor and the Teatime team have extraordinary pedigree in mobile games, accumulating years of experience of scaling up a gaming platform with over 100 million users,” said Index Ventures investor Guzman Dias.


Icelandic studio Teatime Games has raised over $9 million in seed funding to develop real-time social games. Investment outfit Index Ventures, which has previously backed other games companies including Supercell and King, led the funding round.


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The founders

Thor Fridriksson

Thor Fridriksson, CEO and co-founder of Teatime, is an Internet entrepreneur. He also founded Plain Vanilla Games, that created the first multi-platform and real-time social trivia engine. In 2013 they launched the hit social trivia game, QuizUp. Thor holds a BS degree from the Reykjavik University and an MBA from the University of Oxford.

Gunnar Holmsteinn

Co-founder and COO of Teatime, Gunnar is a serial tech entrepreneur with a solid track record in building thoughtful teams that deliver great products. He has a passion for the intersection of product development, beautiful design, and data-driven decision making. Gunnar has built numerous companies, including Vaktarinn (acquired by Keldan), CLARA (acquired by Jive) and Plain Vanilla.

Johann Thorvaldur Bergthorsson

CTO and co-founder of Teatime, Johann Thorvaldur Bergthorsson has a B.Sc in Mathematics from the University of Iceland. He has worked in the gaming industry since graduation in 2009 when he founded the mobile gaming studio Dexoris. Jóhann also did contract work in the Icelandic gaming industry (Gogogic and MindGames) until he joined Plain Vanilla Games in 2012, where he was the CTO.

Ymir Finnbogason

CFO and co-founder of Teatime, Ymir Finnbogason has a Masters degree in international accounting and financial management from City University of London, Cass Business School with an undergraduate degree in business management from Reykjavik University. He was responsible for financial management and legal matters at Plain Vanilla Games. Before that, Ymir spent three years at Deloitte.

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