The Business

Based in Helsinki, Finland, Supercell’s landmark game, Clash of Clans, is the highest-grossing app in iOS and Android app stores globally. The company’s name was based on its driving philosophy of using small “cells” of highly talented game developers to create, iterate and test concepts. They followed their anchor hit with Hay Day and Boom Beach, which today each hold their own positions in the top rankings. Millions of users log in to their games daily to play with friends.

The Partnership

Accel led Supercell’s Series A investment in 2011 when it was a small, pre-launch game studio that chose to focus on emerging mobile platforms. Accel has been active at the board level ever since, and in 2015, Softbank acquired a substantial controlling interest in the company.