10 Gaming and Esports Investors You Should Know

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The gaming and esports scene has been on a decade-long rise and is continuing its upward trend. Over the past year, there has been a surge in online gaming engagement…

The gaming and esports scene has been on a decade-long rise and is continuing its upward trend. Over the past year, there has been a surge in online gaming engagement due to quarantine isolation. From 2020-2025, GlobeNewswire forecasts a CAGR of 12% with an emerging help from the VR/AR industry.

Visible looks to help connect founders with investors all over the world. Below, we highlight 10 of our favorite gaming-focused venture capitalists. Search through these investors and 11,000+ more on Visible’s Connect platform.

 

Bitkraft Esports Ventures

Stage: Seed, Series A/B

Investment Geography: Global

Key person: Jens Hilgers, Malte Barth, Scott Rupp

Gaming investments: Epic Games, BoomTV, Network Next, Bit Fry & more.

Thesis: Through our global network that spans the industry’s most forward-thinking startups and founders, we invest in the nascent innovations that leave no practical impediment to this future.

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Black Sheep Ventures

Stage: Pre-Seed, Seed, Series A

Investment Geography: Global

Key person: Nolan Bushnell, Ron Bauer

Gaming investments: X2 Games

Thesis: Black Sheep Ventures seeks visionary entrepreneurs who are unflinching in creating new realities for entertainment experiences and human interactions, including in eSports, Gaming, Blockchain Technology and Immersive Experiences and other sectors, where disruptive technology such as Blockchain and visionary creativity can permanently shift the established order.

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CAA Ventures

Stage: Seed, Series A/B

Investment Geography: United States, Canada

Key person: Michael Blank

Gaming investments: Streamlabs, Mobcrush, Dapper, & more.

Thesis: CAA Ventures provides value beyond capital to company founders. These companies are largely in the consumer Internet sector with an emphasis on mobile platforms, social media, crowdfunding, online video, publishing, games, and eCommerce.

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Dune Ventures

Stage: Pre-Seed, Seed, Series A/B

Investment Geography: Global with a focus on NYC

Key person: David Brillembourg

Gaming investments: First Light Games, Oooh TV, Kanga

Thesis: Dune Ventures: a new early-stage venture firm investing in gaming, esports, and interactive technology. We invest globally and back founders building content studios, social platforms and infrastructure that will define the next generation of entertainment.

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GameFounders

Stage: Pre-Seed, Seed

Investment Geography: Global

Key person: Kadri Ugand, Paul Bragiel

Gaming investments: First Light Games, Oooh TV, Kanga

Thesis: GameFounders accelerate teams or companies with two or more persons with launched games/demos/slices from any country in the world.

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Gamerforce Ventures

Stage: Seed, Series A

Investment Geography: Global

Key person: Lance Quek

Gaming investments: Resurgence

Thesis: Gamerforce Ventures is one of the first venture capital firms that is set up specifically to create high-value companies in the Esports and Gaming scene. Our partners are successful entrepreneurs and high flying executives coming from diverse backgrounds to help our portfolio companies succeed. We typically invest between seed and Series A, but may come in at later stages should the opportunity arises.

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Konvoy Ventures

Stage: Seed, Series A

Investment Geography: Global

Key person: Jason Chapman, Jackson Vaughan, Josh Chapman

Gaming investments: Bunch, GameFam, Hiberworld, Lootcakes, & more.

Thesis: We invest in the infrastructure technology, tools, and platforms of tomorrow’s video gaming industry.

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London Venture Partners

Stage: Pre-Seed, Seed

Investment Geography: Europe, North America

Key person: David Gardner, David Lau-Kee, Are Mack Growen

Gaming investments: Treehouse Games, Knock Knock, Singularity 6, Coda, & more.

Thesis: LVP is a venture capital seed fund with a difference – we’re operating experts in the games sector, and we only ever invest in the games ecosystem. That means we bring real experience and deep understanding. We speak the same language, share the same references, understand the same challenges – and we believe in the same vision.

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Remagine Ventures

Stage: Pre-Seed, Seed

Investment Geography: Europe, Israel

Key person: Eze Vidra, Kevin Baxpehler

Gaming investments: Hour One, Syte, Minute Media, & more.

Thesis: We meet and invest in startups early, help them refine product-market fit and introduce them to our strategic partners in order to kick-off collaborations and accelerate time-to-market.

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SeventySix Capital

Stage: Pre-Seed, Seed, Series A

Investment Geography: United States

Key person: Jon Powell, Wayne Kimmel, Chad Stender

Gaming investments: Nerd Street Gamers

Thesis: SeventySix Capital invests in passionate, smart and nice entrepreneurs who are launching game-changing startups in sports tech, esports, and sports betting.

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