The maker of, the hit augmented-related game about catching cute little monsters, has made a catch of its own: lots of dollars.
Niantic confirmed a Wall Street Journal report Friday that it’s raised a whopping $200 million Series B funding round led by Spark Capital. Additional investors include Founders Fund, Meritech, Javelin, You & Mr. Jones and NetEase.
“This round enables new strategic opportunities and enhances our ability to make long-term investments in augmented reality and the Niantic real-world platform,” Niantic CEO John Hanke said in a statement.
Pokemon Go launched in July 2016 and by many measures was the fastest-growing app of all time. , 65 million people were still playing the game each month, according to Niantic. But…