• Quarterback lets top eSports gamers and streamers create their own fan-based leagues

    5 monthes ago - By Tech Crunch

    In an effort to tie the top gamers and streamers more directly with their fans, a new company called Quarterback has just raised $2.5 million to create and manage fan-based leagues for the superstars of the esports and streaming world.
    The company raked in its seed round from investors led by Bitkraft Esports, which is quickly building one of the most complete portfolio of gaming related startups in the industry. Additional investors include Crest Capital Ventures, Deep Space Ventures, UpWest Labs and angel investors.
    Essentially, it's a platform for creating gaming leagues and content...
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  • Quarterback raises $2.5 million for esports player engagement platform

    Quarterback raises $2.5 million for esports player engagement platform

    5 monthes ago - By Venture Beat

    Quarterback has raised $2.5 million for its platform that brings professional esports players and their fans together. The Los Angeles company's goal is to help esports pros monetize and engage with their fans better. Global esports revenues will grow 38 percent to $906 million in 2018 and further grow to $1.65 billion by 2021, according to m...
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  • Esports Startup Raises $2.5 Million Seed Round To Build Out Revenue-Focused Fan Engagement Platform

    5 monthes ago - By Forbes

    Esports startup Quarterback is announcing a $2.5 million seed round raise with BITKRAFT Esports Ventures as lead investor, as it seeks to expand its fan engagement platform around the world.
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  • BT Sport To Stream UEFA Champions League Final On YouTube As Digital Importance Grows

    5 monthes ago - By Forbes

    For the third year in a row, BT Sport will show the UEFA Champions League Final live on YouTube as it and UEFA target online audiences from next season onwards. Digital platforms are becoming increasingly important as sports organisations chase youth
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  • Identity management platform Auth0 raises $55 million

    Identity management platform Auth0 raises $55 million

    5 monthes ago - By Venture Beat

    Identity management and authentication platform Auth0 has raised $55 million in a series D round of funding led by Sapphire Ventures, with participation from Bessemer Venture Partners, Trinity Ventures, Meritech Capital, K9 Ventures, and World Innovation Lab. Founded in 2013, Auth0 offers a platform that helps any third-party website or application...
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  • Minute Media nabs $17M to expand its user-generated sports media platform

    5 monthes ago - By Tech Crunch

    Sports is one of the biggest drivers of traffic and engagement on the internet, and today a startup leveraging this, plus the popularity of user-generated content and a back-end infrastructure built to handle scale, is announcing a significant round of funding to take its sports media platform global.
    Minute Media - which provides user-generated sports articles and videos from some 5,000 contributors that then gets distributed by brands like Sports Illustrated, as well as on Minute Media's own sports websites that collectively attract between 80 million and 90 million users per month - has...
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  • Minute Media raises $17 million for sports and esports digital publishing platform

    Minute Media raises $17 million for sports and esports digital publishing platform

    5 monthes ago - By Venture Beat

    All hail the new content creators, who are turning traditional sports and esports media on its head. Minute Media has raised $17 million in funding for its digital publishing platform for both sports and esports. New York-based Minute Media has now raised $77 million to date. The round's investors include Goldman Sachs, as well as existing in...
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