Nix Hydra

Nix Hydra is a LA based company that makes magical, colorful and friendly games. Their debut game, Egg Baby, has about 14MM downloads with zero marketing spend and is mostly popular with young women. Both founders are young women themselves and Yale graduates. In 2014, they raised a $5MM round of VC financing from the same investors behind Zynga and Harmonix.
Company Growth (employees)
Los Angeles, US
Size (employees)
19 (est)+12%
Nix Hydra was founded in 2012 and is headquartered in Los Angeles, US

Key People at Nix Hydra

Lina Chen

Lina Chen

CEO & Cofounder
Naomi Ladizinsky

Naomi Ladizinsky

CCO & Cofounder

Nix Hydra Office Locations

Nix Hydra has an office in Los Angeles

Nix Hydra Data and Metrics

Summary Metrics

Founding Date


Total Funding

$5.6 m

Latest funding size

$5 m

Time since last funding

over 3 years


Nix Hydra's latest funding round in May 2014 was reported to be $5 m. In total, Nix Hydra has raised $5.6 m

Traffic Overview of Nix Hydra

Nix Hydra Online and Social Media Presence

Nix Hydra News and Updates

Google Play Indie Games Festival unveils 20 finalists

Google Play announced the 20 finalists for its second annual Google Play Indie Games Festival. The festival celebrates Android mobile games by independent developers and will take place on September 23 in San Francisco at Spin, a restaurant and event space. The event is free, and attendees will be a…

Nix Hydra launches TyTyMoji emoji stickers for Tyra Banks

Mobile game maker Nix Hydra has branched out by creating TyTyMoji, the official emoji sticker set of Tyra Banks. The sticker pack is aimed at millennials and fans of America’s Next Top Model, which Banks hosted for 22 seasons until its cancellation in October 2015. Normally, Nix Hydra makes games. B…

Smize! Tyra Banks emojis are here

 She’s a supermodel, TV producer, entrepreneur, educator…and now you can add emoji character to the list. The tireless Tyra Banks is announcing her latest project, TyTyMoji, which just launched in the iTunes store. The new app means your favorite Tyra moments from “America’s Next Top Model” and more…

Google opens up registration for its first-ever indie games festival

 Google is kicking off registration for its first-ever festival aimed at celebrating indie games on Android. The company is now taking sign-ups for those who want to attend the Google Play Indie Games Festival in San Francisco, and it’s announcing the exhibitor line-up. This includes 30 games, half …

GamesBeat weekly roundup: Behind the new God of War, and the Nintendo 64 turns 20

Welcome to another GamesBeat weekly roundup! We’re still posting stories from last week’s Electronic Entertainment Expo, including interviews with the director of the new God of War, Cory Barlog. Also, Mighty No. 9 has a rough start, and Overwatch makes a ton of money in digital sales. Enjoy, and ha…

[Updated] Nix Hydra’s Egg! mobile game tops 2 million downloads in first week

Nix Hydra is on a roll with Egg!. The female-run company launched its Egg! mobile game last week and it has been downloaded more than 2 million times on the Apple iOS app store, Google Play, and the Amazon Appstore. The pet-care title is the third game from Los Angeles-based Nix Hydra, which was sta…

Nix Hydra Company Life and Culture

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