Gaming Unicorns

8 Well-Known Unicorn Companies in the Gaming Industry

Here’s a full list of unicorn companies in the gaming industry that have made it to the US$1B valuation.

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The Gaming sector has grown tremendously in recent years.

And, this can be attributed to the introduction of new technologies that make it more convenient and enjoyable.

This post is about unicorns — privately held companies that reach billion-dollar valuations — that have some connection to Gaming.

We have collected a list of 8 Gaming unicorn startups, such as Dapper Labs and Epic Games.

8 Unicorn Companies in the Gaming Industry

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:

    $2.60

    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:

    $357,450,000

  • Number of funding rounds:

    6

  • Number of investors:

    88

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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:

    $28.70

    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:

    $5,110,000,000

  • Number of funding rounds:

    7

  • Number of investors:

    32

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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:

    $604,094,860

  • Number of funding rounds:

    6

  • Number of investors:

    10

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Krafton

Krafton

Krafton is an independent game developer focused on creating legendary PC and mobiles games.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $5.00

    B (

    August 2018

    )

  • Country:

    South Korea

  • City:

    Seongnam

  • Started in:

    2007

  • Founders:

    Chang Byung-gyu

  • Industries:

    Android, Consumer Electronics, Gaming, iOS, Mobile, Mobile Apps, Video Games

  • Number of employees:

    100-250

  • Funding Amount:

    $574,280,722

  • Number of funding rounds:

    4

  • Number of investors:

    4

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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:

    $1.25

    B (

    January 2020

    )

  • Country:

    Israel

  • City:

    Tel Aviv

  • Started in:

    2011

  • Founders:

    Samuel Albin

  • Industries:

    Gaming

  • Number of employees:

    250-500

  • Funding Amount:

    $125,000,000

  • Number of funding rounds:

    2

  • Number of investors:

    2

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Moore Threads

Moore Threads

Moore Threads offers you a full-line of advanced graphics processing unit technology and services. Their custom GPU solutions are used by leading manufacturers of consumer electronics, PC, and servers worldwide.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $1

    B (

    February 2021

    )

  • Country:

    China

  • City:

    Haidian

  • Started in:

    2020

  • Founders:

    No Data

  • Industries:

    Artificial Intelligence, Gaming, Hardware, Semiconductor

  • Number of employees:

    100-250

  • Funding Amount:

    No Data

  • Number of funding rounds:

    1

  • Number of investors:

    13

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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:

    10-50

  • Funding Amount:

    $100,000,000

  • Number of funding rounds:

    5

  • Number of investors:

    14

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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:

    São 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:

    $180,000,000

  • Number of funding rounds:

    2

  • Number of investors:

    13

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