China Investment Corporation has participated in a US$181 million series C financing round in Unity Technologies, a San Francisco-based video game engine maker.
The round was led by DFJ Growth, with participation from Chinese venture firm FreeS Fund, Thrive Capital, technology entrepreneur Max Levchin, alongside existing investors Sequoia Capital and WestSummit Capital.
Unity’s platform has allowed studios to create compelling games and monetize them with advertising and analytics services.
The firm plans to accelerate its augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) capabilities going forward.
Unity, with almost 1,000 employees globally, lets game developers export their games to over 25 different platforms across 2D, 3D, VR and AR.
Around 31% of the top 1,000 grossing mobile games globally are made with Unity, says a company blog post.