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Secretive Ronaldo-Backed Football App Brings Aboard New Team

  • Tycoon Peter Lim’s ZujuGP app will let fans, clubs interact
  • ‘Acqui-hire’ of Tokigames helps app build up infrastructure
Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo

Photographer: Octavio Passos/Getty Images 

ZujuGP, a digital football community helmed by the son of secretive Singaporean investor Peter Lim and fronted by global superstar Cristiano Ronaldo, is bringing over the employees of a gaming-technology startup to bolster the infrastructure behind its app.

It acquired the team behind Tokigames, which provides technology for sporting brands to engage with fans online, the company said in a statement on Wednesday. The 14 new employees will be part of a new digital arm of ZujuGP, which will be headed by Tokigames co-founder Mervyn Lau and build new features as the company prepares to launch its app in the fourth quarter.