Venn, a new company launching with $17 million in funding from some of the biggest names in gaming is hoping to harness the power of streaming media’s online celebrities and funnel them into a channel that can command the kind of advertising revenues of the networks of old.
Anzu, an Israeli adtech startup specializing in integrating advertising in video games has secured $6.5m from three backers, including WPP. A series A funding round reaped funding from from WPP and Axel Springer Digital Ventures, as well as lead investor Bitkraft Esports Ventures.
Strafe has raised $3 million for its esports companion app and betting game. The seed funding comes from Bitkraft Esports Ventures, which has been a prolific investor in the esports market. Designed as an easily accessible central hub for fans, the Stockholm-based Strafe enables users to completely customize their in-app experience based on personal preferences.
Roundhill Investments launches Esports ETF with the support of BITKRAFT Esports Ventures. Tim Maloney, Co-founder and CIO at Roundhill Investments, joined The Final Round to talk the company's new esports ETF: NERD