Founded by Kim Dikert, Mikael Hed, Jarno Väkeväinen and Niklas Hed


Rovio is a Finnish video game developer based in Espoo. Founded in 2003 by Helsinki University of Technology students Niklas Hed, Jarno Väkeväinen and Kim Dikert, the company is best known for the Angry Birds franchise.

Rovio is a global, mobile-first games company headquartered in Finland that creates, develops and publishes mobile games, which have been downloaded over 4.5 billion times. 

Rovio is best known for the global Angry Birds brand, which started as a popular mobile game in 2009, and has since evolved from games to various entertainment and consumer products in brand licensing. Today, Rovio offers multiple mobile games, animations and produced The Angry Birds Movie in 2016. Its sequel, The Angry Birds Movie 2, was released in 2019. 

In September 2017 Rovio went public via an IPO on the main list of NASDAQ’s Helsinki stock exchange, valuing the company at $1B.

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