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AI gaming and Esports startup Regression Games exits stealth with $4.2m seed funding from NEA and a16z
Published: 16-08-2022 | 17:25:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Regression Games, the AI gaming and esports company announced it has closed $4.2 million in seed funding led by New Enterprise Associates (NEA).


German tech startup Cyanite announces new investors to support vision of universal music translation
Published: 10-08-2022 | 12:42:42 | By: Pie Kamau
Cyanite, a German tech company with various solutions in AI-powered music tagging and search, has closed an investment round with leading entrepreneurs from the music and technology industries.


Singapore-based music startup SpiderVille raises $1m pre-seed funding to accelerate Web3 music adoption
Published: 26-07-2022 | 10:17:00 | By: Pie Kamau
SpiderVille, a Singapore-based Web3 music startup, announced it has raised a $1 million pre-seed round from Contents Technologies, Samsung Next, and other notable angel investors.


London-based soccer game startup CLUB closes $3.1m seed round for the first F2P and Play-and-Earn soccer ownership game
Published: 15-07-2022 | 13:11:00 | By: Pie Kamau
CLUB, the independent studio behind CLUB Game, the first free-to-play (F2P), play-and-earn soccer game that allows you to create and sell your own real-player soccer club, has secured its first major round of funding.


Entertainment tech startup Virtuosica launches for select artists and U.S. audiences
Published: 04-07-2022 | 13:31:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Entertainment tech startup Virtuosica has launched the beta version of its first product, the Virtuosica virtual concert platform.


MaC Venture Capital closes out $5.6m seed round of African startup AMP Global with $2m investment
Published: 30-05-2022 | 12:04:00 | By: Pie Kamau
MaC Venture Capital, an LA-based seed-stage VC that invests in visionary founders, closed out the $5.6 million Seed round of African startup AMP Global Technologies, with a healthy $2 million investment.


Athletes, artists digital platform Vaunt raises $5m Series A funding to accelerate growth
Published: 26-04-2022 | 12:38:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Vaunt, a platform for athletes and artists to monetize their talents and stream globally for live and digital viewers, announced a $5 million Series A funding round to elevate the brand and potential of the business to the next level.


AI-powered video commerce startup Vyrill raises $3m seed round to accelerate growth
Published: 31-03-2022 | 11:03:00 | By: Pie Kamau
VYRILL, a startup that enables video commerce with new, innovative 'in-video' search technology, announced the closing of a $3 million seed round of funding led by Noemis Ventures and Lightship Capital.


Egyptian e-Sport startup Eksab raises $3m seed funding to scale its fantasy football platform
Published: 30-03-2022 | 10:41:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Cairo-headquartered e-Sport startup has raised $3 million seed funding round, bringing the company’s total investment to date to $3.7 million.


Netflix acquires Finnish mobile game developer Next Games for €65m
Published: 02-03-2022 | 14:06:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Netflix announced it has entered into a combination agreement to acquire Finnish mobile game developer, Next Games. Under the terms of the agreement, Netflix will commence a tender offer process to acquire all of the issued and outstanding shares of Next Games.


Japanese powerhouses mixi and DAZN partner to create a sports NFT marketplace on Flow
Published: 07-02-2022 | 12:04:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Media powerhouse mixi, Inc. and global sports streaming service DAZN Japan Investment GK today announced that DAZN MOMENTS, a sports NFT marketplace, will launch on Flow, a Web3 platform designed for consumer-friendly applications.


Goldman Sachs Asset Management leads $227m investment in live-entertainment tech startup Fever
Published: 27-01-2022 | 11:33:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Fever, the live-entertainment discovery platform, has raised $227m in a round led by the Growth Equity business within Goldman Sachs Asset Management.


Creative tech startup DOOMSDAYX raises $1.5m pre-seed round to turn music fans into producers
Published: 20-01-2022 | 10:29:00 | By: Pie Kamau
DOOMSDAYX announced its pre-seed round of $1.5 million along with a unique NFT project in partnership with artist and web3 pioneer Haleek Maul.


Singapore-based FTAG Ventures invests over S$10m in BeLive and other livestreaming companies
Published: 19-01-2022 | 12:03:00 | By: Pie Kamau
FTAG Ventures raised its total investments in Southeast Asia's livestreaming solutions leader BeLive Technology to S$9.3 million, which will aid BeLive in its global expansion.


TV-for-business startup Atmosphere raises $100 million in funding to grow its customer footprint
Published: 06-01-2022 | 12:42:00 | By: Bob Koigi
Atmosphere’s announcement comes as the company doubled its customer footprint over the past year, streaming more than 250,000 hours per day in aggregate and reaching more than 20 million unique viewers each month.


MENA’s media & entertainment startup Minly acquires Dubai’s celebrity shoutout platform Oulo
Published: 08-12-2021 | 13:10:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Minly, the MENA region’s media & entertainment startup, announced the acquisition of Oulo, a Dubai-based celebrity shoutout platform focused on the Levant region.


Chinese gaming and entertainment startup Talon closes $5m Series A funding to accelerate growth
Published: 25-11-2021 | 12:31:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Talon, the Hong Kong headquartered competitive gaming, entertainment and culture brand announced it has secured $5 million in equity capital in its Series A financing round.


PGA TOUR and WWE Join the Comcast NBCUniversal SportsTech Accelerator as advisors to its upcoming class of rising startups
Published: 09-11-2021 | 17:15:59 | By: Bob Koigi
Comcast NBCUniversal has announced that PGA TOUR and WWE® have joined the Comcast NBCUniversal SportsTech Accelerator, powered by Boomtown, as advisors when it commences its second cohort of startups in February 2022.


Paris-based music experience startup Stage11 raises €5m seed round to reimagine music for the metaverse
Published: 15-10-2021 | 12:29:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Immersive music experience startup Stage11 announced it has raised a €5 million euro seed round led by Otium Capital, a European venture capital fund, backed up by founder and CEO, Jonathan Belolo.


UK-based music distribution startup Blarecast Systems closes seed round to harness the power of BSV blockchain
Published: 01-10-2021 | 11:20:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Blarecast Systems, the UK-based startup aiming to provide an elegant and equitable solution for the music industry with BSV blockchain technology, has closed a seed funding round.


Fantasy football startup Sorare raises $680m Series B to create next sports entertainment giant leveraging NFTs
Published: 21-09-2021 | 08:59:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Sorare, the fantasy football platform, announced it has raised $680 million in Series B financing led by Softbank, with participation from Atomico, Bessemer Ventures, D1 Capital, Eurazeo, IVP and Liontree.


[Startup Interview] Marsha Goei, Co-Founder, Breeze, Netherlands
Published: 03-09-2021 | 13:35:00 | By: Bob Koigi
Breeze is a Dutch-based startup that seeks to make online dating revolve around offline encounters again. It embraces technology to enhance human connection instead of replacing it.


Sharp Alpha Advisors announces sports betting startup pitch competition in partnership with Sportradar
Published: 01-09-2021 | 13:50:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Sharp Alpha Advisors, a firm specializing in early-stage sports betting technology, and Sportradar, a global provider of sports betting and sports entertainment products and services, have partnered to announce a sports betting startup pitch competition.


Videogame startup Nifty Games raises $38m capital to redefine mobile sports games
Published: 01-09-2021 | 13:32:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Nifty Games, a videogame developer and publisher focused on quick-session, head-to-head sports games for mobile, raised $26 million in a Series B round of equity funding led by Vulcan Capital. In addition, the company has secured $12 million in connected debt financing.


Launch House announces $3 million in seed funding to create a community of founders and creators
Published: 25-08-2021 | 13:14:40 | By: Bob Koigi
Through in-person and online programs, individuals refine their skills, form lifelong relationships, and build category-defining startups as a cohesive community.


Hybrid gaming startup and broadcaster Live Play Mobile launches 24-hour-a-day live-hosted social casino game
Published: 19-08-2021 | 12:35:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Live Play Mobile, a new social gaming platform developer that combines live TV formats with mobile games, has become the first publisher to launch a 24-hour-a-day, live-hosted social casino game with its debut title, Live Play Bingo.


Startup venture AvenueAR launches first global music delivery platform
Published: 19-08-2021 | 12:04:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Startup music venture AvenueAR announced the launch of its digital music, a delivery platform where independent artists will have the unique opportunity to submit their music material directly to industry professionals.


Audent Global Asset Management leads $11.7m investment round for tech startup Ryff
Published: 04-08-2021 | 11:50:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Audent Global Asset Management, a full-service investment boutique providing global investment solutions, is leading the next round of financing for Ryff, a technology startup that is poised to disrupt the world of visual advertising radically and permanently.


Tech startup OneStream TV launches free streaming aggregator to battle streaming fatigue
Published: 30-07-2021 | 15:55:13 | By: Pie Kamau
Tech startup OneStream TV has launched a super streaming aggregator to allow consumers who are tired of paying for too many streaming services to use a single platform to discover thousands of free movies and tv shows.


HYPE GVA 2.0 NFTs startup MyLads seals €7.6m investment round
Published: 29-07-2021 | 14:55:00 | By: Pie Kamau
HYPE Sports Innovation, GVA 2.0 NFTs startup, MyLads, a player in Augmented Reality (AR) Sports Fan Engagement, has closed a €7.6 million Seed Investment Round led by Riva Technology and Entertainment (RTE).


Music marketplace Breakr raises $4.2m seed round to meet the growing demand for creator monetization tools
Published: 21-07-2021 | 12:52:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Breakr, a fast growing music marketing platform announced it has raised $4.2 million in seed funding to meet the rapidly growing demand for creator monetization tools and digital music promotion solutions.


Kameo startup launches vaccine passport for the entertainment production industry
Published: 02-07-2021 | 13:00:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Kameo, the provider of flexible mobile COVID-19 testing services for the entertainment production industry, announced the launch of its vaccine passport, an additional feature on its digital platform.


Audiotech startup Chaos Audio revamps inventive guitar multi-effects platform
Published: 02-06-2021 | 15:07:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Student-led startup Chaos Audio returns to Kickstarter with a much-improved version of its next-generation multi-effects guitar pedal, Stratus.


The Batchery introduces next wave of innovative startups in Berkeley, California
Published: 06-05-2021 | 11:12:00 | By: Pie Kamau
The Batchery announced its 12th Demo Day featuring eleven early-stage startups from the Berkeley-based incubator's intensive Deep Dive program.


[Startup Interview] PJF Schmidt, Lucas Brosi, Marcus Luer, Urs Meier, Founders, Heroes AG, Switzerland
Published: 09-04-2021 | 17:31:00 | By: Bob Koigi
Heroes AG is a Swiss startup that has tapped into the underdeveloped fan merchandising sector through distribution of modern and trendy lifestyle products.


Social startup Doodeo allows users to book a DJ from anywhere in the world
Published: 17-03-2021 | 14:59:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Expanding on its successful platform of providing entertainers with the means to market themselves and find work online, Doodeo is launching a new livestreaming service.


Curio announces funding, NFT platform receives $1.2m in oversubscribed seed round to fuel expansion
Published: 08-03-2021 | 15:14:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Curio, the preferred platform for brands and content owners to create digital fan experiences and collectibles, announced the closing of $1.2 million in an oversubscribed seed round led by Future Perfect Ventures.


UNIQORN inks investment and incubation agreement with digital music startup EarthTones Media
Published: 19-02-2021 | 11:49:16 | By: Pie Kamau
France's rural incubator-accelerator, UNIQORN, announced it has finalized an agreement with EarthTones Media, an American technology startup in the digital music space.


Swiftarc Venture invests in music creation innovator, Artiphon
Published: 16-02-2021 | 11:02:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Swiftarc Venture Labs has completed an investment in Nashville-based Artiphon, a consumer electronics company pioneering the future of music creation.


Chinese iQIYI's VR startup completes Series B funding to drive innovation, expand content ecosystem
Published: 06-01-2021 | 13:27:00 | By: Pie Kamau
iQIYI Inc., an innovative market-leading online entertainment service in China, announced it has recently completed a multi-hundred million RMB Series B funding round for its virtual reality (VR) division iQIYI Intelligent.


Cross-platform Mod and UGС service mod.io raises $4m led by Makers Fund and Sequoia's Surge
Published: 08-12-2020 | 14:12:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Makers Fund, a global venture capital fund specializing in interactive entertainment, announced a $4 million seed round for mod.io, a cross-platform UGC and modding service based in Melbourne, Australia.