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Dutch game-tech startup Enliven raises €1m for groundbreaking empathy training in virtual reality
Published: 12-09-2022 | 11:29:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Together with Oost NL, LUMO Labs is investing €1 million in game-tech company Enliven. This Dutch startup from Arnhem offers groundbreaking empathy training for the prevention of physical and emotional violence in home and workplace.


South Korean animation Startup Plask releases motion capture tool to democratize 3D animation
Published: 30-08-2022 | 13:10:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Plask, a 3D animation startup has unveiled its namesake premium motion capture and animation SaaS tool that makes 3D animation more accessible than ever.


Mobile gaming platform startup INK Games secures $18.75m Series B financing
Published: 26-08-2022 | 13:38:00 | By: Pie Kamau
INK Games (INK), an Austin-based startup building a social gaming and commerce platform, announced it has secured $18.75 million of funding through its Series B equity round.


South African gaming startup Skrmiish secures $2.5m seed round to speed growth
Published: 17-08-2022 | 13:25:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Cape Town-based Skrmiish, a mobile “play-to-earn” app that enables gamers of every level to earn cash in every match they play across the AAA+ games they love, has raised a $2.5 million seed round to speed its global growth.


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).


T-Mobile accelerator startup Krikey brings NFT puppies to the Flow blockchain
Published: 12-08-2022 | 11:07:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Krikey, a gaming studio with more than 5 million users, announced the launch of SolarPups on the Flow blockchain.


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.


Magic Eden launches Magic Ventures to focus on Web3 gaming investments
Published: 12-07-2022 | 16:11:11 | By: Pie Kamau
Magic Eden, the destination for NFTs, announced the launch of Magic Ventures, a venture arm that will focus on investing in Web3 games.


Swedish gaming startup Lurkit raises $2.7m to empower gaming influencer marketing globally
Published: 13-06-2022 | 14:11:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Swedish gaming influencer marketing platform Lurkit has raised $2.7 million in a seed round from industry investors as the company is launching Quests, a new software suite that enables paid sponsorships between live streamers and gaming companies at scale.


Vietnam's blockchain gaming startup Ancient8 raises $6m to build infrastructure software for GameFi
Published: 09-06-2022 | 12:33:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Ancient8, a GameFi infrastructure developer and Vietnam's largest blockchain gaming guild and community, announced the completion of a $6 million private round of financing led by Makers Fund and C² Ventures.


AI gaming startup Sizzle.gg raises $5m seed round for expansion
Published: 16-05-2022 | 12:59:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Sizzle.gg, an AI-driven patented platform that creates automatic and personalized highlights for esports leagues and teams, video game streamers and more, has raised $5 million in a seed funding round.


Gaming startup StartPlaying raises $6.5m seed funding to scale growth
Published: 16-05-2022 | 12:24:00 | By: Pie Kamau
StartPlaying, the online platform to find tabletop role-playing games and professional Game Masters, announced a $6.5 million seed round led by venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz general partners Jonathan Lai and Andrew Chen.


Twitch Co-founder raises $35m seed round for Fractal, a new marketplace for gaming NFTs
Published: 11-04-2022 | 11:39:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Fractal, a new marketplace for gaming NFTs founded by Justin Kan, the Co-founder of Twitch, announced a $35 million seed round led by Paradigm and Multicoin Capital with with participation from Andreessen Horowitz.


French in-game ad startup Gadsme raises $8m seed round to scale growth
Published: 08-04-2022 | 14:24:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Gadsme, the interactive adtech platform that offers high quality immersive brand experiences through in-game advertising, secured an $8 million seed investment just 11 months after launch.


Play-to-earn health startup Health Hero closes oversubscribed seed round to finance game development
Published: 01-04-2022 | 16:19:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Health Hero, the company behind the Web3 play-to-earn health game "Health Hero," closed seed round with backing from prominent venture capitals.


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.


Singapore-based game-fi blockchain startup Ethlas raises $2.7m seed funding round
Published: 24-02-2022 | 13:03:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Singapore-based game finance (game-fi) blockchain startup, Ethlas, announced it has secured $2.7 million in seed funding from investors such as Sequoia Capital India and Yield Guild Games Southeast Asia.


VentureIsrael Invests in NeuroBrave software startup
Published: 05-01-2022 | 10:43:41 | By: Bob Koigi
An Israeli deep tech fund VentureIsrael participated in the investment round alongside Labs/02 and Samurai Incubate. The investment will be used to accelerate R&D and go-to-market activities.


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.


Kenyan gaming startup Usiku Games develops Africa’s first mobile football game
Published: 23-11-2021 | 07:28:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Kenyan gaming startup Usiku Games unveiled an amateur football mobile game to promote outdoor physical activities and encourage sportsmanship among youths in East Africa.


French gaming startup Million Victories raises $3 million funding to diversify its portfolio
Published: 18-11-2021 | 19:33:25 | By: Bob Koigi
Million Victories will use this funding to increase the studio’s headcount, scale it’s already quickly growing userbase, and develop new core mobile games to diversify its portfolio.


Singapore gaming startup OP Games raises $8.6m to bridge game developers to Web 3.0
Published: 08-10-2021 | 13:16:00 | By: Pie Kamau
OP Games, a startup that enables game developers to monetize their work using Web 3.0, raised $8.6 million of seed funding.


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.


Huobi Ventures launches $10m fund to accelerate innovative GameFi projects
Published: 14-09-2021 | 15:13:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Huobi Ventures, the global investment arm of Huobi Group, announced the launch of a new $10 million fund to invest in emerging GameFi projects around the world.


LG announces global startup competition to recruit new businesses for innovation center
Published: 02-09-2021 | 12:30:00 | By: Pie Kamau
LG Electronics (LG) announced the launch of Mission for the Future, a global challenge competition for startups to identify innovative technologies and business ideas that pave the way to the future.


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.


Mobile sports betting startup ZenSports receives its Nevada gaming license
Published: 24-08-2021 | 15:31:00 | By: Pie Kamau
ZenSports, the mobile sports betting app that offers consumers more choices and a better design than any other platform, has officially received its non-restricted gaming license from the Nevada Gaming Control Board.


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.


Sports technology and gaming startup StatusPRO raises $5.2m seed round to accelerate growth
Published: 13-08-2021 | 15:07:00 | By: Pie Kamau
StatusPRO, a sports technology and gaming company that combines player data, augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) to create a suite of training and gaming products, announced it has raised a $5.2 million seed round.


Consumer technology startup Allstar raises $3.85m to democratize gaming content
Published: 14-05-2021 | 11:11:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Allstar, a consumer technology startup focused on democratizing the creation of gaming content, announced a $3.85 million seed round led by members of New York Angels.


[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.


AI video game wagering startup PLLAY secures additional $1m in funding
Published: 07-04-2021 | 16:50:00 | By: Pie Kamau
PLLAY, a skill-based video game wagering platform, has raised an additional $1 million in funding, bringing its total to $4 million in an oversubscribed seed round.


Chicago-based startup Push raises $1m seed round to fuel mobile game that pays real prize money
Published: 23-02-2021 | 08:32:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Chicago-based startup Push closed a $1 million dollar round led by JBL Energy Partners & private investors, to fuel its live app played by tens of thousands of people, vying to win actual cash.


The African youth powering a gaming revolution
Published: 19-01-2021 | 12:45:00 | By: Bob Koigi
As esports dominate modern entertainment industry as a fast growing sport, Kenya and South Africa youth continue to dominate the world of competitive video gaming.


AI video game wagering startup PLLAY launches MicroVentures campaign, builds on $3m seed round
Published: 18-12-2020 | 12:20:00 | By: Pie Kamau
PLLAY, a skill-based video game wagering platform, officially launched a campaign on MicroVentures, an equity-based crowdfunding website, opening an investment opportunity to the public.


Singapore-based blockchain startup AnRKey X lists native token $ANRX on Bithumb Global and Uniswap
Published: 18-12-2020 | 11:20:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Singapore-based blockchain startup, AnRKey X, announced that $ANRX will be listed on both Bithumb Global and Uniswap.


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.


Video game wagering startup PLLAY secures $3m seed round to accelerate growth
Published: 01-12-2020 | 12:49:00 | By: Pie Kamau
PLLAY, a skill-based video game wagering platform, has closed a $3 million seed funding round led by Screen Play Ventures.


Motion tech startup DeepMotion makes motion capture accessible with launch of Animate 3D
Published: 29-10-2020 | 14:24:00 | By: Pie Kamau
As part of its drive to revolutionize Motion Intelligence, DeepMotion has officially launched their 3D animation cloud service Animate 3D.


ESL and DreamHack merge to shape the future of E-sports and gaming
Published: 01-10-2020 | 16:49:00 | By: Bob Koigi
ESL, the world's largest esports company, and DreamHack, the premier gaming lifestyle festival company, have merged organizations to further accelerate their mission to shape the future of esports and gaming.


ZenSports closes additional $1.46m Seed funding for U.S. and international expansion
Published: 18-09-2020 | 12:52:00 | By: Pie Kamau
ZenSports, the mobile peer-to-peer sports betting marketplace announced a new $1.46 million Seed round of funding to expand into the United States, as well as to continue to grow its international presence.


South Korean Doit5 launches advertising content service using web AR technology
Published: 03-09-2020 | 15:37:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Social marketing platform Doit5 announced the launch of an advertising service that uses content with web based AR technology.


Gaming startup Lootcakes raises $2m to expand rewarded data sharing for VIP gamers
Published: 21-08-2020 | 11:58:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Lootcakes, world's first network devoted to spenders in free-to-play games, announced the closing of a $2 million seed round led by Konvoy Ventures, with other participants including SOSV and GAN Ventures.


Seattle based startup Polyarc raises $9 million for augmented reality development
Published: 29-07-2020 | 13:08:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Seattle based startup Polyarc announced the close of its $9 million Series B fund raise led by Hiro Capital, followed by Vulcan Capital, an existing investor, and Galaxy Interactive via its Galaxy EOS VC Fund.


South African animation and gaming startup Sea Monster secures $1m funding
Published: 17-07-2020 | 15:22:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Animation, gaming and AR/VR company Sea Monster announced the conclusion of a $1m investment from FirstRand’s Vumela Fund.