OUYA Founder Walks Back Comments on Outside Funding

July 17, 2012 -

Yesterday we reported that the makers of the Android-based OUYA console would be looking for funding outside of its Kickstarter campaign. Today her company is not seeking funding outside of the Kickstarter campaign and that it has no plans to find more investments at this time. In a statement Uhrman tried to clarify the record on funding, which is likely a touchy subject with fans who may have invested in the Kickstarter that has already generated over $5 million.

"Let me be clear, Ouya is not seeking additional funding outside of Kickstarter," read a statement from Uhrman. "Our priority now is to continue to focus on building a great game console while engaging in our on-going Kickstarter campaign."

"Our intent in going to Kickstarter was to raise money that would take us from functional prototype to product on the market," she continued. "With respect to our funding, we have been candid in disclosing an early round raised through friends and family that included backing from investors like Digg founder Jay Adelson, Flixster founder Joe Greenstein, and Jawbone founder Hosain Rahman."

Uhrman went on to say that the company does not intend to "engage in any conversations related to funding" while they are on Kickstarter and that have no plans to "speed dial VC's" as soon as the Kickstarter ends. She says that her priority at the point is to get the system into production and market it as "best game experience possible."

Source: Develop by way of GamesIndustry International


Re: OUYA Founder Walks Back Comments on Outside Funding

The more money the merrier!

Re: OUYA Founder Walks Back Comments on Outside Funding

...dafuq?  Why should anyone be bothered by them seeking other sources of funding?  If you contributed to the kickstarter and are getting an Ouya, wouldn't you want it to be as well-funded as possible, so you get the best product you can for the money you've put down?

Re: OUYA Founder Walks Back Comments on Outside Funding

Yes. Yes I would.

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