Supercell catches Playfish co-founder Kristian Segerstrale as new board member

Supercell, the startup darling of the mobile gaming industry, today announced the addition of Kristian Segerstrale to its board of directors. Segrestrale is known for co-founding Playfish and Macrospace (which changed to Glu Mobile after merging with Sorrent).

Segerstrale, a limited partner at venture capital firm Initial Capital, has been associated with Supercell from the start. Initial Capital led the Finnish studio’s first round of funding in 2010. Electronics Arts acquired Playfish in 2009 for more than $300 million, and Segrestrale joined EA as executive vice president of digital until he departed in February.

Supercell recently revealed that it landed another round of funding at $130 million. The game studio also revealed that in the first quarter of 2013, with just two titles live on iOS — Clash of Clans and Hay Day — Supercell generated $104 million in profits. The competition such as Zynga, Electronic Arts, and GREE, deploy a different strategy, where each company has many more games in the app stores. All these companies also have workforces that tower over Supercell’s.

According to our traffic tracking service AppData, Clash of Clans is the No. 2 top grossing app for iPhone and iPad, and Hay Day is the No. 5 top grossing app for iPhone and No. 3 for iPad.