Written by Craig Beddis

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Hadean secures $10 million funding round led by Draper Esprit

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We are incredibly excited to announce that we have completed a $10 million round of financing. Draper Esprit led the investment round, which included Aster and specialist gaming investor London Venture Partners. Existing investors Luminous Ventures and Entrepreneur First also participated in the round.

To bring new investors onboard and to enjoy the continued support of previous investors is a resounding endorsement of our strategy thus far and this new funding allows us to grow even further, as we continue to push our vision for our pioneering HadeanOS and Aether Engine technology.

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It’s been an incredible journey for Hadean so far.

We’ve built the world’s first cloud-first operating system, HadeanOS. With HadeanOS, Hadean has completely redesigned the technology stack, allowing software engineers to write, ship and scale their applications at any size without worrying about clunky layers of middleware, high rates of failure or resource strain. Quite simply, HadeanOS enables developers to bring their most ambitious applications to life.

Then we built Aether Engine, our distributed simulation engine, on top of HadeanOS. Even in these early stages, Aether Engine is finding footholds far and wide across tech. The Francis Crick Institute is using Aether Engine to simulate large and complex models of protein-protein interactions, researching novel binding sites for tackling diseases like cancer while world-famous gaming studio CCP Games has announced it will work with us on EVE: Aether Wars, a 10,000-player experience powered by Aether Engine.

We also announced that Microsoft Azure is powering our Aether Engine, in further validation of our pioneering technology.


This brings us to today, as we gear up for Game Developers Conference in San Francisco.

We’ll be opening the global conference on March 20 with a talk titled “The Tech Driving The Future Of Multiplayer”, offering audiences across the world an extensive look at Aether Engine. Furthermore, throughout GDC, Hadean will host talks at its stand from CCP Games, Microsoft and Payload Studios.

It’s been a huge 12 months for Hadean and we’re excited for the future. Thank you to everyone who has joined us on this journey… we can’t wait to show you what’s next!