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Top 86 Gaming Startups in 2024

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1) Bright Star Studios

Bright Star Studios

Bright Star Studios is an independent video game production firm based in the United Kingdom that specializes in next-generation MMO experiences.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Denmark
  • State: Midtjylland
  • City: Aarhus
  • Started in: 2018
  • Founders: Joris Huijbregts, Loren Roosendaal, Mark Laursen, Sage Durain, Sune Thorsen
  • Number of employees: 11-50
  • Funding: $2,700,000
  • Funding rounds: 2
  • Number of investors: 11 (Animoca Brands, CoinGecko, Yield Guild Games, Galaxy Interactive, Defiance Capital)

You can find their website here.

2) Krafton

Krafton

Krafton is a fantasy game developer who works on both PC and mobile devices.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: South Korea
  • State: Kyonggi-do
  • City: Seongnam
  • Started in: 2007
  • Founders: Chang Byung-gyu
  • Number of employees: 101-250
  • Funding: $574,280,722
  • Funding rounds: 4
  • Number of investors: 4 (Tencent, Altos Ventures, Premier Partners, IMM Investment)

You can find their website here.

3) Supercell

Supercell

Supercell is a firm that creates video games for tablets and smartphones.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Finland
  • State: Southern Finland
  • City: Helsinki
  • Started in: 2010
  • Founders: Ilkka Paananen, Lassi Leppinen, Mikko Kodisoja, Niko Derome, Petri Styrman, Visa Forsten
  • Number of employees: 251-500
  • Funding: $143,032,267
  • Funding rounds: 3
  • Number of investors: 10 (Accel, Index Ventures, Institutional Venture Partners, Atomico, Lifeline Ventures)

You can find their website here.

4) Sorare

Sorare

Sorare is a worldwide fantasy football game in which participants may purchase, trade, and play authentic digital cards.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: France
  • State: Ile-de-France
  • City: Paris
  • Started in: 2018
  • Founders: Adrien Montfort, Nicolas Julia
  • Number of employees: 1-10
  • Funding: $59,245,790
  • Funding rounds: 3
  • Number of investors: 20 (Accel, Benchmark, Seedcamp, Alexis Ohanian, Kima Ventures)

You can find their website here.

5) ULTRA

ULTRA

The blockchain revolution is coming to the game industry because to Ultra.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: France
  • State: Ile-de-France
  • City: Paris
  • Started in: 2017
  • Founders: David Hanson, Nicolas Gilot
  • Number of employees: 11-50
  • Funding: $5,000,000
  • Funding rounds: 1
  • Number of investors: 1 (ZBS CAPITAL)

You can find their website here.

6) COVER Corporation

COVER Corporation

COVER Corporation is a virtual live distribution service that allows businesses to make animation that is compatible with AR.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Japan
  • State: Tokyo
  • City: Tokyo
  • Started in: 2016
  • Founders: Tanigo Motoaki
  • Number of employees: 11-50
  • Funding: $8,683,441
  • Funding rounds: 3
  • Number of investors: 11 (SMBC Venture Capital, STRIVE, Mizuho Capital, Mizuho Bank, Kotaro Chiba)

You can find their website here.

7) Wildlife Studios

Wildlife Studios

Wildlife Studios is a mobile game development and publishing firm.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Brazil
  • State: Sao Paulo
  • City: Sao Paulo
  • Started in: 2011
  • Founders: Arthur Lazarte, Michael Mac-Vicar, Victor Lazarte
  • Number of employees: 501-1000
  • Funding: $180,000,000
  • Funding rounds: 2
  • Number of investors: 13 (Benchmark, Bessemer Venture Partners, Vulcan Capital, Human Capital, Bradley Horowitz)

You can find their website here.

8) Voicemod

Voicemod

Voicemod is a company that develops software that distorts people's voices.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Spain
  • State: Comunidad Valenciana
  • City: Valencia
  • Started in: 2014
  • Founders: Fernando Bosch, Jaime Bosch, Juan Bosch
  • Number of employees: 11-50
  • Funding: € 7,600,000
  • Funding rounds: 8
  • Number of investors: 6 (Wayra, Demium Startups, BITKRAFT Ventures, Neotec Capital Riesgo, Big Ban angels)

You can find their website here.

9) PortalOne

PortalOne

PortalOne is a gaming firm that creates live game experiences that feature spectacular visuals and cutting-edge interactivity.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Norway
  • State: Oslo
  • City: Oslo
  • Started in: 2018
  • Founders: Bård Anders Kasin, Stig Olav Kasin
  • Number of employees: 11-50
  • Funding: $15,500,000
  • Funding rounds: 4
  • Number of investors: 20 (Founders Fund, Seedcamp, Atari, Coatue, Kevin Lin)

You can find their website here.

10) Shadow

Shadow

Shadow is a high-performance cloud-based computer with a hardware evolution that is automated.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: France
  • State: Ile-de-France
  • City: Paris
  • Started in: 2015
  • Founders: Asher Kagan, Emmanuel Freund, Stéphane Heliot
  • Number of employees: 101-250
  • Funding: $266,238,332
  • Funding rounds: 6
  • Number of investors: 13 (Charter Communications, Serena, Binder & Partners Ventures, Financiere Saint James, Investisseurs privés)

You can find their website here.

11) Playco

Playco

Playco is a game studio that creates instant-play games for a range of platforms.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Japan
  • State: Tokyo
  • City: Tokyo
  • Started in: 2020
  • Founders: Justin Waldron, Michael Carter, Takeshi Otsuka, Teddy Cross
  • Number of employees: 11-50
  • Funding: $100,000,000
  • Funding rounds: 5
  • Number of investors: 14 (Sequoia Capital, Caffeinated Capital, Bragiel Brothers, Mistletoe, Josh Buckley)

You can find their website here.

12) Huuuge Games

Huuuge Games

Huuuge Games is a platform for real-time social casual gaming.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Germany
  • State: Berlin
  • City: Berlin
  • Started in: 2014
  • Founders: Anton Gauffin
  • Number of employees: 251-500
  • Funding: $57,199,998
  • Funding rounds: 3
  • Number of investors: 4 (Korea Investment Partners, Woori Technology Investment, Kiwoom Investment, Seoul Investment Partners)

You can find their website here.

13) FRVR

FRVR

FRVR is a software business that creates tablet and smartphone games.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Malta
  • State: NA - Malta
  • City: Saint Paul's Bay
  • Started in: 2014
  • Founders: Brian Meidell, Chris Benjaminsen
  • Number of employees: 11-50
  • Funding: $5,600,000
  • Funding rounds: 2
  • Number of investors: 5 (Accel, Makers Fund, Hiro Capital, David Helgason, Paul Heydon)

You can find their website here.

14) Fragbite Group

Fragbite Group

The Fragbite Group is a global gaming and e-sports conglomerate.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Sweden
  • State: Stockholms Lan
  • City: Stockholm
  • Started in: 2015
  • Founders: David Wallinder, Magdy Shehata
  • Number of employees: 51-100
  • Funding: $6,151,634
  • Funding rounds: 4
  • Number of investors: 2 (Jakob Porser, Carl Manneh)

You can find their website here.

15) Medal

Medal

With the tap of a finger, you can view infinite game highlights.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: The Netherlands
  • State: Noord-Holland
  • City: Amsterdam
  • Started in: 2017
  • Founders: Iggy Harmsen, Joshua Lipson, Patrick Rietbroek, Pim de Witte, Zaid Elnasser
  • Number of employees: 11-50
  • Funding: $12,500,000
  • Funding rounds: 3
  • Number of investors: 9 (Horizons Ventures, Joyance Partners, Makers Fund, Social Starts, BACKED VC)

You can find their website here.

16) Social Point

Social Point

Social Point is a social game developer that creates games for social networks and mobile devices.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Spain
  • State: Catalonia
  • City: Barcelona
  • Started in: 2008
  • Founders: Andres Bou, Horacio Martos, Marc Canaleta
  • Number of employees: 251-500
  • Funding: $44,711,476
  • Funding rounds: 5
  • Number of investors: 6 (Idinvest Partners, Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, Greylock, 83North, Highland Europe)

You can find their website here.

17) Wondr Gaming

Wondr Gaming

Wondr Gaming is a corporation that invests in and develops esports assets.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Canada
  • State: Ontario
  • City: Toronto
  • Number of employees: 1-10
  • Funding: $32,145,000
  • Funding rounds: 1

You can find their website here.

18) Surrogate.tv

Surrogate.tv

Surrogate.tv is a third-party platform for creating physical encounters in real life.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Finland
  • State: Southern Finland
  • City: Espoo
  • Started in: 2018
  • Founders: Esko Vähämäki, Severi Tikkala, Shane Henrik Allen, Stanislav Dmitriev
  • Number of employees: 11-50
  • Funding: $4,509,000
  • Funding rounds: 4
  • Number of investors: 6 (Business Finland, PROfounders Capital, Brighteye Ventures, Supernode Global, Initial Capital)

You can find their website here.

19) Quicksave Interactive

Quicksave Interactive

Quicksave Interactive is a chat game platform that creates entertaining gaming-based chatting apps.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Finland
  • State: Southern Finland
  • City: Helsinki
  • Started in: 2017
  • Founders: Elina Arponen, Timo Kämäräinen, Ville-Kalle Arponen
  • Number of employees: 1-10
  • Funding: $1,673,727
  • Funding rounds: 4
  • Number of investors: 5 (Raptor Group, Konvoy Ventures, Sisu Game Ventures, Wave Ventures, LEGO Innovation Investment Fund)

You can find their website here.

20) OP.GG

OP.GG

By analyzing game data from the games that gamers play, OP.GG generates profiles for them.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: South Korea
  • State: Seoul-t'ukpyolsi
  • City: Seoul
  • Started in: 2015
  • Founders: Cheonwoo Park, Sangrak Choi
  • Number of employees: 11-50
  • Funding: $20,000,000
  • Funding rounds: 4
  • Number of investors: 5 (500 Startups, Softbank Ventures Asia, 4:33 Creative Lab, Access Ventures, DS Asset Management)

You can find their website here.

21) EVOS Esports

EVOS Esports

EVOS Esports is an eSports group that is establishing an online sports platform to help shape the country's eSports environment.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Singapore
  • State: Central Region
  • City: Singapore
  • Started in: 2016
  • Founders: Hartman Harris, Ivan Yeo, Michael Widjaya
  • Number of employees: 11-50
  • Funding: $16,400,000
  • Funding rounds: 2
  • Number of investors: 5 (Woowa Bros, Insignia Ventures Partners, Mirae Asset Venture Investment, Korea Investment Partners, Indogen Capital)

You can find their website here.

22) Combyne

Combyne

combyne is a social platform for outfit creation. It's a mix of a game, a useful tool, and a social network.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Germany
  • State: Bayern
  • City: Munich
  • Started in: 2014
  • Founders: Christian Dienst, Karolina Yunusova, Marek Mihok, Miguel Serrano, Philipp Seybold, Worathiti Manosroi
  • Number of employees: 11-50
  • Funding: € 5,940,000
  • Funding rounds: 5

You can find their website here.

23) Klang Games

Klang Games

Klang Games is a game development studio that specializes in next-generation titles.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Germany
  • State: Berlin
  • City: Berlin
  • Started in: 2013
  • Founders: Ivar Emilsson, Mundi Vondi, Oddur Snaer Magnusson
  • Number of employees: 51-100
  • Funding: $36,280,000
  • Funding rounds: 5
  • Number of investors: 15 (Riot Games, Northzone, Greylock, Firstminute Capital, Reid Hoffman)

You can find their website here.

24) Bagelcode

Bagelcode

A group of dedicated industry experts with extensive expertise developing games for all major gaming platforms.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: South Korea
  • State: Seoul-t'ukpyolsi
  • City: Seoul
  • Started in: 2012
  • Founders: Junyoung Kim, Kay Yoon
  • Number of employees: 101-250
  • Funding: ₩52,002,025,208
  • Funding rounds: 3

You can find their website here.

25) PlayKids

PlayKids

PlayKids is a platform for children's entertainment that includes age-appropriate movies, e-books, nursery rhymes, games, and more.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Brazil
  • State: Goias
  • City: Campinas
  • Started in: 2013
  • Founders: Andreas Blazoudakis, Breno Masi, Eduardo Lins Henrique, Flavio Stecca
  • Number of employees: 251-500
  • Funding: $15,000,000
  • Funding rounds: 1

You can find their website here.

26) Npixel

Npixel

Npixel is a firm that creates computer games.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: South Korea
  • State: Seoul-t'ukpyolsi
  • City: Seoul
  • Started in: 2017
  • Founders: Bongun Bae
  • Number of employees: 51-100
  • Funding: ₩60,000,000,000
  • Funding rounds: 1
  • Number of investors: 3 (Altos Ventures, Aspex Management, Saehan Startup Investment)

You can find their website here.

27) inSTREAMLY

inSTREAMLY

inSTREAMLY is a platform that connects businesses and streamers through automated streamer management.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Poland
  • State: Mazowieckie
  • City: Warsaw
  • Started in: 2018
  • Founders: Damian Konopka, Maciej Sawicki, Szymon Kubiak, Wiktoria Wójcik
  • Number of employees: 11-50
  • Funding: $1,553,851
  • Funding rounds: 2
  • Number of investors: 6 (Colopl Next, SMOK Ventures, Supernode Global, Paul Bragiel, PKO BP)

You can find their website here.

28) Star Stable Entertainment

Star Stable Entertainment

Star Stable is an online horse game developed by World of Horsecraft AB for horse enthusiasts.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Sweden
  • State: Stockholms Lan
  • City: Stockholm
  • Started in: 2010
  • Founders: Ola Ahlvarsson, Peter Liljestrand
  • Number of employees: 1-10
  • Funding: € 15,130,000
  • Funding rounds: 3
  • Number of investors: 2 (Kima Ventures, Nordisk Film Games)

You can find their website here.

29) SMARTSTUDY

SMARTSTUDY

SmartStudy is a multinational entertainment firm. Pinkfong and Monster Super League are two examples of our high-quality animation and gaming entertainment.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: South Korea
  • State: Seoul-t'ukpyolsi
  • City: Seoul
  • Started in: 2010
  • Founders: Ryan Seungkyu Lee
  • Number of employees: 101-250
  • Funding: $12,000,000
  • Funding rounds: 1
  • Number of investors: 3 (DT Capital Partners, KDB Capital, IBK Capital)

You can find their website here.

30) GAMEE

GAMEE

Users complete game missions, compete in tournaments, and earn prizes on GAMEE, a high-engagement gaming platform.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Czech Republic
  • State: Hlavni mesto Praha
  • City: Prague
  • Started in: 2015
  • Founders: Bozena Rezab, Jan Castek, Lukas Stibor, Miroslav Chmelka
  • Number of employees: 11-50
  • Funding: $4,237,331
  • Funding rounds: 5
  • Number of investors: 8 (Index Ventures, Google Launchpad Accelerator, COINS GROUP, Day One Capital, 3VC)

You can find their website here.

31) 4:33 Creative Lab

4:33 Creative Lab

4:33 Creative Lab, a leading Korean mobile game development firm

Details of the startup:

  • Country: South Korea
  • State: Seoul-t'ukpyolsi
  • City: Seoul
  • Started in: 2009
  • Founders: Joonmo Kwon
  • Number of employees: 1-10
  • Funding: $100,000,000
  • Funding rounds: 1
  • Number of investors: 2 (Tencent, Line)

You can find their website here.

32) Line Games

Line Games

Line Games is a division of Line Corporation dedicated to the game industry.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: South Korea
  • State: Seoul-t'ukpyolsi
  • City: Seocho
  • Started in: 2017
  • Number of employees: 251-500
  • Funding: ₩125,000,000,000
  • Funding rounds: 1
  • Number of investors: 1 (Anchor Equity Partners)

You can find their website here.

33) PlayMagnus

PlayMagnus

Magnus Carlsen is the World Chess Champion, and Play Magnus is the official maker of his branded merchandise.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Norway
  • State: Oslo
  • City: Oslo
  • Started in: 2013
  • Founders: Kate Murphy
  • Number of employees: 1-10
  • Funding: $13,500,000
  • Funding rounds: 2
  • Number of investors: 4 (Cape Capital AG, MP Pensjon, Lean Venture, Myrlid AS)

You can find their website here.

34) Madfinger Games

Madfinger Games

Madfinger Games is a well-established and well-respected multimedia entertainment company that focuses on mobile platforms.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Czech Republic
  • State: Jihomoravsky kraj
  • City: Brno
  • Started in: 2009
  • Founders: Marek Rabas
  • Number of employees: 51-100
  • Funding: € 5,000,000
  • Funding rounds: 1
  • Number of investors: 1 (Nuverse)

You can find their website here.

35) OverActive Media Group

OverActive Media Group

OverActive Media Group is a global esports and entertainment company that specializes in a variety of esports titles.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Canada
  • State: Ontario
  • City: Toronto
  • Started in: 2018
  • Founders: Adam Adamou, Babak Pedram
  • Number of employees: 11-50
  • Funding: $22,152,924
  • Funding rounds: 4
  • Number of investors: 6 (Chetrit Ventures, Abel Makkonen Tesfaye, First Serve Partners, Sheldon Pollack, Adam Adamou)

You can find their website here.

36) NEXPLAY

NEXPLAY

NEXPLAY is the only all-in-one gaming entertainment and esports ecosystem designed specifically for today's gamers.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Singapore
  • State: Central Region
  • City: Singapore
  • Started in: 2017
  • Founders: Gabriel Benito, Mayank Parekh
  • Number of employees: 11-50
  • Funding: $940,000
  • Funding rounds: 2

You can find their website here.

37) Resolution Games

Resolution Games

Resolution Games is a virtual reality and augmented reality game development company.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Sweden
  • State: Stockholms Lan
  • City: Stockholm
  • Started in: 2015
  • Founders: Martin Vilcans, Måns Ullerstam, Paul Brady, Tommy Palm
  • Number of employees: 51-100
  • Funding: $13,500,000
  • Funding rounds: 2
  • Number of investors: 11 (GV, Creandum, Partech, Bonnier Ventures, David Helgason)

You can find their website here.

38) Oh BiBi Games

Oh BiBi Games

Oh BiBi Games is a mobile game development studio based in France.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: France
  • State: Ile-de-France
  • City: Paris
  • Started in: 2012
  • Founders: Anne Dewavrin, Martial Valery, Stanislas Dewavrin
  • Number of employees: 11-50
  • Funding: $25,000,000
  • Funding rounds: 2
  • Number of investors: 4 (Atomico, Gumi Inc, Korelya Capital, Time for Growth)

You can find their website here.

39) WinZO

WinZO

WinZO is a mobile e-sports social game platform that rewards participants with cash and prizes.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: India
  • State: Delhi
  • City: New Delhi
  • Started in: 2018
  • Founders: Chanchal Kurele, Paavan Nanda, Saumya Singh Rathore
  • Number of employees: 51-100
  • Funding: $45,500,000
  • Funding rounds: 5
  • Number of investors: 12 (Hike, Kalaari Capital, Makers Fund, Courtside Ventures, Stephen Pagliuca)

You can find their website here.

40) XYXX Apparels

XYXX Apparels

XYXX Apparels, which owns the XYXX innerwear line.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: India
  • State: Gujarat
  • City: Surat
  • Started in: 2017
  • Founders: Yogesh Kabra
  • Number of employees: 51-100
  • Funding: $4,923,799
  • Funding rounds: 3
  • Number of investors: 3 (DSG Consumer Partners, Sauce.vc, Synergy Capital Partners)

You can find their website here.

41) NODWIN Gaming

NODWIN Gaming

NODWIN Gaming is a gaming solutions provider and e-sports event organizer.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: India
  • State: Haryana
  • City: Gurgaon
  • Started in: 2012
  • Founders: Gautam Virk
  • Number of employees: 11-50
  • Funding: ₹1,640,000,000
  • Funding rounds: 1
  • Number of investors: 1 (Krafton)

You can find their website here.

42) Mega Games

Mega Games

Mega Games is a real-money online gaming site.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: India
  • State: Karnataka
  • City: Bengaluru
  • Started in: 2018
  • Number of employees: 1-10
  • Funding: ₹141,300,000
  • Funding rounds: 1
  • Number of investors: 1 (Accel India)

You can find their website here.

43) Paytm First Games

Paytm First Games

Paytm First Games is India's most rewarding gaming platform, with users having the opportunity to earn a limitless amount of Paytm cash every day.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: India
  • State: Uttar Pradesh
  • City: Noida
  • Started in: 2018
  • Number of employees: 51-100
  • Funding: $20,000,000
  • Funding rounds: 1
  • Number of investors: 2 (One97, AGTech Holdings)

You can find their website here.

44) Moonfrog Labs

Moonfrog Labs

Moonfrog Labs is a small gaming studio that specializes on board and social card games.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: India
  • State: Karnataka
  • City: Bengaluru
  • Started in: 2013
  • Founders: Dimpalkumar Maisuriya, Kumar Puspesh, Oliver Jones, Oliver Jones, Tanay Tayal
  • Number of employees: 101-250
  • Funding: $16,000,000
  • Funding rounds: 2
  • Number of investors: 2 (Sequoia Capital India, Tiger Global Management)

You can find their website here.

45) GamingMonk

GamingMonk

GamingMonk is a gaming firm situated in New Delhi, India that specializes in eSports.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: India
  • State: Delhi
  • City: New Delhi
  • Started in: 2014
  • Founders: Abhay Sharma, Ashwin Haryani
  • Number of employees: 11-50
  • Funding: $695,481
  • Funding rounds: 3
  • Number of investors: 6 (Stellaris Venture Partners, Incubate Fund, GameWith, Smile Group, AdvantEdge Founders)

You can find their website here.

46) PlaySimple Games

PlaySimple Games

The firm behind the game GuessUp is PlaySimple Games.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: India
  • State: Karnataka
  • City: Bengaluru
  • Started in: 2014
  • Founders: Preeti Reddy, Siddhanth Jain, Siddharth Jain, Suraj Nalin
  • Number of employees: 101-250
  • Funding: $4,550,000
  • Funding rounds: 4
  • Number of investors: 6 (Google, IDG Capital, SAIF Partners, Google Launchpad Accelerator, Chiratae Ventures)

You can find their website here.

47) Octro

Octro

Games that your friends will adore!

Details of the startup:

  • Country: India
  • State: Delhi
  • City: New Delhi
  • Started in: 2006
  • Founders: Saurabh Aggarwal
  • Number of employees: 11-50
  • Funding: $15,000,000
  • Funding rounds: 1
  • Number of investors: 1 (Sequoia Capital India)

You can find their website here.

48) Robosoft Technologies

Robosoft Technologies

Robosoft Technologies is a digital experiences firm that provides digital advisory, design strategy, user interface/user experience (UI/UX), and engineering services.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: India
  • State: Karnataka
  • City: Udupi
  • Started in: 1996
  • Founders: Rohith Bhat
  • Number of employees: 501-1000
  • Funding: $15,700,000
  • Funding rounds: 2
  • Number of investors: 2 (Kalaari Capital, Ascent Capital)

You can find their website here.

49) Mobile Premier League

Mobile Premier League

The Mobile Premier League is an eSports platform that rewards players with cash prizes while they play games.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: India
  • State: Karnataka
  • City: Bengaluru
  • Started in: 2018
  • Founders: Sai Srinivas Kiran G, Shubham Malhotra
  • Number of employees: 251-500
  • Funding: $225,500,000
  • Funding rounds: 4
  • Number of investors: 15 (Sequoia Capital India, MDI Ventures, RTP Global, BEENEXT, Pegasus Tech Ventures)

You can find their website here.

50) Quizy

Quizy

Quizy is a skill-based real money gaming platform where players use their knowledge to win money.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: India
  • State: Haryana
  • City: Gurgaon
  • Started in: 2021
  • Founders: Amit Kumar, Sachin Yadav
  • Number of employees: 11-50
  • Funding: ₹2,500,000
  • Funding rounds: 1
  • Number of investors: 1 (100X.VC)

You can find their website here.

51) NoxPlayer

NoxPlayer

Users may enjoy the best Android game and app experience on their PC using NoxPlayer.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: China
  • State: Beijing
  • City: Beijing
  • Started in: 2015
  • Number of employees: 11-50
  • Funding: $31,600,000
  • Funding rounds: 1
  • Number of investors: 3 (Sea, Everest Venture Capital, Y&R Capital)

You can find their website here.

52) VSPN

VSPN

VSPN is an esports media company that offers tournaments, content, and marketing services.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: China
  • State: Shanghai
  • City: Shanghai
  • Started in: 2016
  • Number of employees: 251-500
  • Funding: $160,000,000
  • Funding rounds: 4
  • Number of investors: 8 (Tencent, Kuaishou Technology, Susquehanna International Group (SIG), Prospect Avenue Capital, Tiantu Capital)

You can find their website here.

53) FTX

FTX

FTX is a mobile game developer who works online.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: China
  • State: Guangdong
  • City: Shenzhen
  • Started in: 2008
  • Founders: Zheng Tang
  • Number of employees: 251-500
  • Funding: CN¥13,000,000
  • Funding rounds: 2
  • Number of investors: 5 (Falcon, Honghuang Keji, Juanchuan Keji, Yongxing Zheng Keji, Qianhai Xinheli)

You can find their website here.

54) Memu Play

Memu Play

Memu Play is a company that makes game-assist tools.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: China
  • State: Shanghai
  • City: Xuhui
  • Started in: 2014
  • Founders: Xiaowei Yang
  • Number of employees: 11-50
  • Funding: CN¥13,000,000
  • Funding rounds: 2
  • Number of investors: 3 (FH Capital, BIANFENG.COM, HuaJie Investment)

You can find their website here.

55) Rivergame

Rivergame

Rivergame is an online game developer based in China.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: China
  • State: Beijing
  • City: Beijing
  • Started in: 2018
  • Number of employees: 1-10
  • Funding: CN¥3,000,000
  • Funding rounds: 1
  • Number of investors: 1 (Elex Technology)

You can find their website here.

56) Moonton

Moonton

Moonton is a Chinese video game developer and publisher best known for Mobile Legends: Bang Bang, an online fighting arena game.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: China
  • State: Shanghai
  • City: Minhang
  • Started in: 2014
  • Founders: Justin Yuan
  • Number of employees: 501-1000
  • Funding: CN¥3,000,000
  • Funding rounds: 1
  • Number of investors: 1 (Challenjers Capital)

You can find their website here.

57) Zlongame

Zlongame

Zlongame is a company that focuses in game development.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: China
  • State: Beijing
  • City: Beijing
  • Started in: 2015
  • Number of employees: 51-100
  • Funding: CN¥100,000,000
  • Funding rounds: 1
  • Number of investors: 3 (CMC Capital Group, 37 Interactive Entertainment, Xizang Taifu)

You can find their website here.

58) Yodo1

Yodo1

Yodo1 is a gaming platform that lets developers sell, manage, and monetise their games more effectively.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: China
  • State: Beijing
  • City: Beijing
  • Started in: 2011
  • Founders: Henry Fong, James LaLonde
  • Number of employees: 101-250
  • Funding: $18,000,000
  • Funding rounds: 3
  • Number of investors: 6 (GGV Capital, Singtel Innov8, Iris Capital, Pavillion Capital, Changyou Fund)

You can find their website here.

59) Sandbox Network Technology

Sandbox Network Technology

Sandbox Network Technology is dedicated to developing a global game user-generated content (UGC) platform that allows regular people to transform their ideas into games.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: China
  • State: Guangdong
  • City: Zhuhai
  • Started in: 2015
  • Number of employees: 51-100
  • Funding: $14,532,560
  • Funding rounds: 3
  • Number of investors: 4 (JOYY, iDreamsky Technology, Guojin Capital, Zhuhai High Tech Investment)

You can find their website here.

60) Chuang Cool Entertainment

Chuang Cool Entertainment

Chuang Cool Entertainment specializes in internet game distribution.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: China
  • State: Guangdong
  • City: Guangzhou
  • Started in: 2014
  • Number of employees: 11-50
  • Funding: CN¥13,000,000
  • Funding rounds: 2

You can find their website here.

61) Reworld

Reworld

Reworld is a platform that allows individuals to create their own videogames by providing training and IT resources.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: China
  • State: Beijing
  • City: Beijing
  • Started in: 2018
  • Number of employees: 101-250
  • Funding: $56,780,000
  • Funding rounds: 2
  • Number of investors: 3 (ZhenFund, Joy Capital, Northern Light Venture Capital)

You can find their website here.

62) S-Game

S-Game

S-Game is a studio that creates video game content.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: China
  • State: Beijing
  • City: Haidian
  • Started in: 2011
  • Founders: Qiwei Liang
  • Number of employees: 101-250
  • Funding: $5,872,119
  • Funding rounds: 2
  • Number of investors: 4 (ZhenFund, ACG Qingbao She, Haoyu Guquan, Xingdi Wenhua)

You can find their website here.

63) Legou Games

Legou Games

Legou Games is a mobile game developer and publisher.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: China
  • State: Sichuan
  • City: Chengdu
  • Started in: 2017
  • Number of employees: 101-250
  • Funding: CN¥13,000,000
  • Funding rounds: 2
  • Number of investors: 2 (Tap4Fun, Shanghai Lilisi Touzi Guanli Youxian Gongsi)

You can find their website here.

64) Lilith Games

Lilith Games

Lilith Games is a game developer for mobile devices.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: China
  • State: Shanghai
  • City: Jiading
  • Started in: 2013
  • Founders: Shuai Yuan, Xinwen Wang
  • Number of employees: 251-500
  • Funding: $484,803
  • Funding rounds: 3
  • Number of investors: 2 (IDG Capital, Lasa Jingji Jishu Kaifa Qu Juchuang)

You can find their website here.

65) ANTVR Technology

ANTVR Technology

ANTVR has superior technology and focuses on Augmented Reality (AR), Virtual Reality (VR), and Holographic Reality (HR).

Details of the startup:

  • Country: China
  • State: Beijing
  • City: Beijing
  • Started in: 2014
  • Founders: NIE Jingzhou, QIN Zheng
  • Number of employees: 11-50
  • Funding: $56,450,450
  • Funding rounds: 4
  • Number of investors: 2 (Sequoia Capital China, CDF-Capital)

You can find their website here.

66) ChillyRoom

ChillyRoom

ChillyRoom is a company that creates smartphone games.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: China
  • State: Guangdong
  • City: Shenzhen
  • Started in: 2015
  • Number of employees: 1-10
  • Funding: CN¥33,000,000
  • Funding rounds: 3
  • Number of investors: 5 (Kuaishou Technology, syyx.com, Jiujiang Touzi, Qutou Touzi, Weiying Hudong)

You can find their website here.

67) Shinezone

Shinezone

Shinezone specializes in developing and publishing web and mobile games for international markets in-house.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: China
  • State: Shanghai
  • City: Shanghai
  • Started in: 2011
  • Founders: Frank Lee, Ray Lee
  • Number of employees: 251-500
  • Funding: $58,267,418
  • Funding rounds: 4
  • Number of investors: 10 (Sequoia Capital China, Weibo, Sinovation Ventures, YF Capital, Bank of Ningbo)

You can find their website here.

68) Wangyuan Shengtang

Wangyuan Shengtang

Wangyuan Shengtang is a game developer from China.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: China
  • State: Beijing
  • City: Beijing
  • Started in: 2009
  • Number of employees: 51-100
  • Funding: $10,000,000
  • Funding rounds: 1
  • Number of investors: 1 (SIG China (SIG Asia Investments))

You can find their website here.

69) Special Gamez

Special Gamez

Special Gamez is a firm that creates and publishes mobile games.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: China
  • State: Sichuan
  • City: Chengdu
  • Started in: 2016
  • Number of employees: 101-250
  • Funding: CN¥3,000,000
  • Funding rounds: 1
  • Number of investors: 1 (Guangyao Xingkong Equity Investment)

You can find their website here.

70) Thinking Data

Thinking Data

Thinking Data is a platform for public opinion research.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: China
  • State: Shanghai
  • City: Changning
  • Started in: 2015
  • Number of employees: 1-10
  • Funding: CN¥125,000,000
  • Funding rounds: 2
  • Number of investors: 3 (GSR Ventures, Linear Venture, Blue Lake Capital AG)

You can find their website here.

71) Ejoy Technology

Ejoy Technology

EJOY is a Chinese firm that develops internet games to provide entertainment.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: China
  • State: Guangdong
  • City: Guangzhou
  • Started in: 2011
  • Founders: Zhonghui Zhan
  • Number of employees: 1-10
  • Funding: $16,220,000
  • Funding rounds: 1
  • Number of investors: 1 (IDG Capital)

You can find their website here.

72) PlayVS

PlayVS

PlayVS is an eSports platform that organizes collegiate and high school esports.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United States
  • State: California
  • City: Los Angeles
  • Started in: 2018
  • Founders: Delane Parnell
  • Number of employees: 101-250
  • Funding: $106,211,719
  • Funding rounds: 5
  • Number of investors: 28 (SoftBank, Battery Ventures, New Enterprise Associates, Science, Sapphire Ventures)

You can find their website here.

73) Mythical Games

Mythical Games

Mythical Games is a video game engine that allows players to build their own economies.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United States
  • State: California
  • City: Los Angeles
  • Started in: 2018
  • Founders: Cameron Thacker, Chris Downs, Jamie Jackson, John Linden, Rudy Koch
  • Number of employees: 51-100
  • Funding: $110,000,000
  • Funding rounds: 4
  • Number of investors: 15 (Alumni Ventures Group, Okcoin, Fenbushi Capital, Hashed, Galaxy Interactive)

You can find their website here.

74) Jam City

Jam City

Jam City is a mobile entertainment firm that uses technology, creativity, and play to connect people all over the world.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United States
  • State: California
  • City: Culver City
  • Started in: 2010
  • Founders: Aber Whitcomb, Chris DeWolfe, Josh Yguado
  • Number of employees: 501-1000
  • Funding: $302,000,000
  • Funding rounds: 4
  • Number of investors: 7 (JP Morgan Chase, Silicon Valley Bank, Austin Ventures, Netmarble, Bank of America Merrill Lynch)

You can find their website here.

75) BigBox VR

BigBox VR

BigBox VR is a firm that is shaping the future of online multiplayer virtual reality games.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United States
  • State: Washington
  • City: Seattle
  • Started in: 2016
  • Founders: Chia Chin Lee, Gabe Brown
  • Number of employees: 11-50
  • Funding: $6,450,000
  • Funding rounds: 3
  • Number of investors: 4 (Shasta Ventures, Pioneer Square Labs, GSR Ventures, Outpost Capital)

You can find their website here.

76) Epic Games

Epic Games

Epic Games is a video game and software firm based in the United States that develops games and licenses its game engine technology to other developers.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United States
  • State: North Carolina
  • City: Cary
  • Started in: 1991
  • Founders: Mark Rein, Tim Sweeney
  • Number of employees: 1001-5000
  • Funding: $5,110,000,000
  • Funding rounds: 9
  • Number of investors: 34 (Tencent, BlackRock, Fidelity Management and Research Company, GIC, T. Rowe Price)

You can find their website here.

77) Z League

Z League

Z League is a Call of Duty Warzone tournament platform based on skill.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United States
  • State: California
  • City: Marina Del Rey
  • Started in: 2020
  • Founders: Lucas Pellan, Robbie Schneidman
  • Number of employees: 1-10
  • Funding: $17,233,135
  • Funding rounds: 2

You can find their website here.

78) 100 Thieves

100 Thieves

100 Thieves is a gaming, e-sports, and apparel-focused lifestyle company.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United States
  • State: California
  • City: Los Angeles
  • Started in: 2017
  • Founders: Matthew Haag
  • Number of employees: 51-100
  • Funding: $60,000,000
  • Funding rounds: 2
  • Number of investors: 15 (Sequoia Capital, Marc Benioff, Aglaé Ventures, WndrCo, Tao Capital Partners)

You can find their website here.

79) Sightline Payments

Sightline Payments

Sightline Payments is a global pioneer in enterprise platform design and development for the gaming industry.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United States
  • State: Nevada
  • City: Las Vegas
  • Started in: 2009
  • Founders: Kirk Sanford, Sattar Sattar, Tom Sears
  • Number of employees: 11-50
  • Funding: $103,171,726
  • Funding rounds: 4
  • Number of investors: 9 (Vectr, Searchlight Capital Partners, Kortschak Investments, L.P., Cannae Holdings, Genting Berhad)

You can find their website here.

80) Tiv

Tiv

Tiv is a payments and rewards network aimed squarely at the gaming community.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United States
  • State: Illinois
  • City: Chicago
  • Started in: 2020
  • Founders: Jed Strong, JP Pillat, William Danford
  • Number of employees: 1-10
  • Funding: $3,500,000
  • Funding rounds: 1
  • Number of investors: 2 (Silverton Partners, 4490 Ventures)

You can find their website here.

81) Cloud9

Cloud9

Cloud9 is a multi-game professional esports organization situated in the Los Angeles, California area.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United States
  • State: California
  • City: Los Angeles
  • Started in: 2013
  • Founders: Jacques Etienne, Paullie Etienne
  • Number of employees: 1-10
  • Funding: $79,309,995
  • Funding rounds: 4
  • Number of investors: 26 (Founders Fund, Craft Ventures, Alexis Ohanian, Valor Equity Partners, Eldridge)

You can find their website here.

82) Metafy

Metafy

Metafy is a platform that allows online players from all over the world to monetise their skills through one-on-one coaching and classes.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United States
  • State: Pennsylvania
  • City: Pittsburgh
  • Started in: 2020
  • Founders: Josh Fabian
  • Number of employees: 11-50
  • Funding: $8,749,992
  • Funding rounds: 2
  • Number of investors: 9 (Entrée Capital, Forerunner Ventures, DCM Ventures, Seven Seven Six, Tekton Ventures)

You can find their website here.

83) TRIPP, Inc.

TRIPP, Inc.

The award-winning digital psychedelic wellness platform that transforms your mood with the power of virtual and augmented reality.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United States
  • State: California
  • City: Los Angeles
  • Started in: 2017
  • Founders: Nanea Reeves, Zachary Norman
  • Number of employees: 11-50
  • Funding: $15,000,000
  • Funding rounds: 2
  • Number of investors: 22 (CTR Capital, Psychedelic Medicine Syndicate, Redbeard Ventures, Iter Investments, Mayfield Fund)

You can find their website here.

84) Specular Theory, Inc.

Specular Theory, Inc.

Award-winning virtual reality, augmented reality, and artificial intelligence (VR/AR/AI) training applications for the defense and commercial sectors. A Phase III SBIR firm. The company is based in Los Angeles, California.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United States
  • State: California
  • City: Venice
  • Started in: 2013
  • Founders: Morris May, Ryan Pulliam
  • Number of employees: 1-10
  • Funding: $5,700,000
  • Funding rounds: 2
  • Number of investors: 1 (Toba Capital)

You can find their website here.

85) Topgolf Entertainment Group

Topgolf Entertainment Group

Topgolf Entertainment Group is a technology-enabled sports and entertainment community with a global reach.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United States
  • State: Texas
  • City: Dallas
  • Started in: 2000
  • Founders: Dave Jolliffe, Steve Jolliffe
  • Number of employees: 5001-10000
  • Funding: $301,360,257
  • Funding rounds: 4
  • Number of investors: 1 (Providence Equity Partners)

You can find their website here.

86) FanDuel

FanDuel

FanDuel is a daily fantasy sports site where you may play for real money.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United States
  • State: New York
  • City: New York
  • Started in: 2007
  • Founders: Lesley Eccles, Nigel Eccles, Rob Jones, Tom Griffiths
  • Number of employees: 1001-5000
  • Funding: $416,200,000
  • Funding rounds: 7
  • Number of investors: 24 (FJ Labs, Dawn Capital, Bullpen Capital, Fabrice Grinda, Tusk Venture Partners)

You can find their website here.

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