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Top 12 Gaming Unicorn Companies in 2022

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There are lots of unicorn companies in this space, and it can be difficult to keep track of them all.

We've decided to take a deep dive and put together a list containing 12 Gaming unicorn startups, from highest to lowest valuation.

12 Gaming Unicorns Companies

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Epic Games

Epic Games

Epic Games offers full-featured game engine technology, giving developers everything they need to bring their creative visions to life.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $42.00

    B (

    October 2018

    )

  • Country:

    United States

  • City:

    Cary

  • Started in:

    1991

  • Founders:

    Mark Rein, Tim Sweeney

  • Industries:

    Developer Platform, Gaming, Software, Video Games

  • Number of employees:

    1,000-5,000

  • Funding Amount:

    $544.93M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    10

  • Number of investors:

    34

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Dapper Labs

Dapper Labs

Dapper Labs is a consumer-focused cryptocurrency company that builds blockchain games and supports digital collectables.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $7.60

    B (

    March 2021

    )

  • Country:

    Canada

  • City:

    Vancouver

  • Started in:

    2018

  • Founders:

    Dieter Shirley, Mack Flavelle, Roham Gharegozlou

  • Industries:

    Blockchain, Gaming, Software

  • Number of employees:

    100-250

  • Funding Amount:

    $665.07M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    8

  • Number of investors:

    95

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Moon Active

Moon Active

Moon Active is proud to develop high-quality games that appeal to a wide range of audiences.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $5.00

    B (

    January 2020

    )

  • Country:

    Israel

  • City:

    Tel Aviv

  • Started in:

    2011

  • Founders:

    Samuel Albin

  • Industries:

    Gaming

  • Number of employees:

    1,000-5,000

  • Funding Amount:

    $425M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    4

  • Number of investors:

    5

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Sorare

Sorare

Sorare is a global fantasy football game where players can buy, trade, and play with official digital cards.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $4.30

    B (

    September 2021

    )

  • Country:

    France

  • City:

    Paris

  • Started in:

    2019

  • Founders:

    Adrien Montfort, Fabian Estrada, Nicolas Julia

  • Industries:

    Blockchain, Cryptocurrency, Fantasy Sports, Gaming, Soccer

  • Number of employees:

    10-50

  • Funding Amount:

    $737.08M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    4

  • Number of investors:

    31

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Rec Room

Rec Room

Rec Room is a social network for gamers and creators. Play games, create your own levels, and share all with friends.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $3.50

    B (

    March 2021

    )

  • Country:

    United States

  • City:

    Seattle

  • Started in:

    2016

  • Founders:

    Bilal Orhan, Cameron Brown, Dan Kroymann, John Bevis, Josh Wehrly, Nick Fajt

  • Industries:

    Augmented Reality, Gaming, Software, Virtual Reality

  • Number of employees:

    100-250

  • Funding Amount:

    $294.82M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    8

  • Number of investors:

    11

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Wildlife Studios

Wildlife Studios

Wildlife Studios is a mobile gaming company that develops and publishes unique games that are fun and challenging.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $3.00

    B (

    December 2019

    )

  • Country:

    Brazil

  • City:

    Sao Paulo

  • Started in:

    2011

  • Founders:

    Arthur Lazarte, Michael Mac-Vicar, Victor Lazarte

  • Industries:

    Gaming, Mobile, Video Games

  • Number of employees:

    500-1,000

  • Funding Amount:

    $180.00M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    2

  • Number of investors:

    13

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Dream Games

Dream Games

Dream Games is a mobile game development company that develops mobile puzzle games.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $2.75

    B (

    June 2021

    )

  • Country:

    Turkey

  • City:

    Istanbul

  • Started in:

    2019

  • Founders:

    Eren Sengul, Hakan Saglam, Ikbal Namli, Serdar Yilmaz, Soner Aydemir

  • Industries:

    Casual Games, Gaming, Video Games

  • Number of employees:

    100-250

  • Funding Amount:

    $467.20M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    4

  • Number of investors:

    6

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Mobile Premier League

Mobile Premier League

Mobile Premier League is a skill-based eSports platform used to offer cash prizes while playing games.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $2.45

    B (

    September 2021

    )

  • Country:

    India

  • City:

    Bengaluru

  • Started in:

    2018

  • Founders:

    Sai Srinivas Kiran G, Shubh Malhotra, Shubham Malhotra

  • Industries:

    eSports, Gaming, iOS, Sports

  • Number of employees:

    250-500

  • Funding Amount:

    $377.70M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    5

  • Number of investors:

    18

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Improbable

Improbable

Improbable is a games technology company that enables developers to build virtual worlds for games and simulations of any scale.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $2.00

    B (

    May 2017

    )

  • Country:

    United Kingdom

  • City:

    London

  • Started in:

    2012

  • Founders:

    Herman Narula, Peter Lipka, Rob Whitehead

  • Industries:

    Gamification, Gaming, Information Technology, Software, Virtual World

  • Number of employees:

    500-1,000

  • Funding Amount:

    $603.93M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    6

  • Number of investors:

    10

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Mythical Games

Mythical Games

Mythical Games is a video game engine for player-owned economies.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $1.25

    B (

    November 2021

    )

  • Country:

    United States

  • City:

    Sherman Oaks

  • Started in:

    2018

  • Founders:

    Cameron Thacker, Chris Downs, Jamie Jackson, John Linden, Rudy Koch

  • Industries:

    Blockchain, Gaming, Video Games

  • Number of employees:

    100-250

  • Funding Amount:

    $260.00M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    6

  • Number of investors:

    34

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Forte Labs

Forte Labs

Forte is an economic technology for games that powers NFTs and rich token economies.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $1.00

    B (

    May 2021

    )

  • Country:

    United States

  • City:

    San Francisco

  • Started in:

    2018

  • Founders:

    Brett Seyler, Josh Williams, Kent Wakeford, Kevin Chou, Mahesh Vellanki

  • Industries:

    Blockchain, Developer Platform, eSports, Gaming, Video Games

  • Number of employees:

    100-250

  • Funding Amount:

    $910.00M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    4

  • Number of investors:

    25

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Playco

Playco

Playco builds cross-platform, free-to-play titles for gamers around the world. Their games run on desktops, iOS devices, and across the web.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $1.00

    B (

    September 2020

    )

  • Country:

    Japan

  • City:

    Tokyo

  • Started in:

    2020

  • Founders:

    Justin Waldron, Michael Carter, Takeshi Otsuka, Teddy Cross

  • Industries:

    Gamification, Gaming, Online Games, Video Streaming

  • Number of employees:

    50-100

  • Funding Amount:

    $100.00M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    7

  • Number of investors:

    17

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