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Investments

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Portfolio Exits

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Funds

6

Partners & Customers

3

About BITKRAFT Esports Ventures

BITKRAFT Esports Ventures is an investment firm that provides early-stage venture capital to early-stage and mid-stage startups in gaming, esports, and interactive media. It is the investment and consulting vehicle of esports veteran Jens Hilgers, founder of ESL/Turtle Entertainment.

BITKRAFT Esports Ventures Headquarter Location

Axel Springer Stra. 54b

Berlin, 10119,

Germany

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Latest BITKRAFT Esports Ventures News

Bitkraft Esports Ventures secures $165 million for games industry investments

Aug 28, 2020

Total Active App (currently available for download): 4,382,236 Total Inactive Apps (no longer available for download): 213,872 Total Apps Seen in US App Store: 4,596,108 Number of Active Publishers in the US App Store: 1,201,309 View more Bitkraft Esports Ventures has secured a $165 million venture capital fund to continue to invest in the games industry. Initially, the esports-centred company wanted to raise $125 million, only to have it exceeded with an extra $40 million. Those who contributed to the fund include JS Capital, Adidas, Logitech, Declaration Partners, WPP, Advance, and Carolwood. Founded by Jens Hilgers, Malte Barth, and Scott Rupp, the company is led by Hilgers, the former CEO of ESL. "We are grateful to our investors for their confidence in our team’s ability to identify talent, trends, and opportunities in the gaming and esports space," said Hilgers. "At Bitkraft, we don't just support forward-thinking entrepreneurs with capital, but also provide experience, resources, and our global network. While we are living in challenging times, our industry is experiencing strong tailwinds and unprecedented opportunities. There is no better time for BITKRAFT to invest." Strong investments Since its first pre-seed funding in 2017, when it raised $18 million, Bitkraft Esports Ventures has made several investments within the games industry. Earlier this year, the venture capital firm contributed to the funding of a new studio dubbed Bazooka Tango, founded by the creators of Vainglory. Moreover, the esports-focused firm led an investment round for PatronGG in December 2019, as the company sought funding for its Kokyo esports app . Tags:

BITKRAFT Esports Ventures Investments

100 Investments

BITKRAFT Esports Ventures has made 100 investments. Their latest investment was in Bayes Esports as part of their Series A on May 5, 2022.

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BITKRAFT Esports Ventures Investments Activity

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Round

Company

Amount

New?

Co-Investors

Sources

5/13/2022

Series A

Bayes Esports

$6.24M

No

3

4/26/2022

Seed VC

Ola GG

$8M

Yes

1

4/20/2022

Series B

Playable Worlds

$25M

No

2

4/7/2022

Series A

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$99M

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10

4/7/2022

Seed VC

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$99M

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10

Date

5/13/2022

4/26/2022

4/20/2022

4/7/2022

4/7/2022

Round

Series A

Seed VC

Series B

Series A

Seed VC

Company

Bayes Esports

Ola GG

Playable Worlds

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$6.24M

$8M

$25M

$99M

$99M

New?

No

Yes

No

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Co-Investors

Sources

3

1

2

10

10

BITKRAFT Esports Ventures Portfolio Exits

1 Portfolio Exit

BITKRAFT Esports Ventures has 1 portfolio exit. Their latest portfolio exit was The Action Network on May 03, 2021.

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Exit

Companies

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Acquirer

Sources

5/3/2021

Acquired

$99M

13

Date

5/3/2021

Exit

Acquired

Companies

Valuation

$99M

Acquirer

Sources

13

BITKRAFT Esports Ventures Fund History

6 Fund Histories

BITKRAFT Esports Ventures has 6 funds, including BITKRAFT Esports Ventures Fund I.

Closing Date

Fund

Fund Type

Status

Amount

Sources

8/27/2020

BITKRAFT Esports Ventures Fund I

$165M

5

2/20/2020

Bitkraft Fund III

$99M

10

4/27/2017

Bitkraft I

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$99M

10

BITKRAFT Ventures Fund II

10

BITKRAFT Ventures Opportunity Fund I

10

Closing Date

8/27/2020

2/20/2020

4/27/2017

Fund

BITKRAFT Esports Ventures Fund I

Bitkraft Fund III

Bitkraft I

BITKRAFT Ventures Fund II

BITKRAFT Ventures Opportunity Fund I

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Amount

$165M

$99M

$99M

Sources

5

10

10

10

10

BITKRAFT Esports Ventures Partners & Customers

3 Partners and customers

BITKRAFT Esports Ventures has 3 strategic partners and customers. BITKRAFT Esports Ventures recently partnered with Terraformation on March 3, 2022.

Date

Type

Business Partner

Country

News Snippet

Sources

3/28/2022

Partner

United States

BITKRAFT Ventures Partners With Terraformation, a Forest Tech Company, to Support Reforestation.

Waimea , Hawaii -LRB- March 28 , 2022 -RRB- -- BITKRAFT , an investment platform for gaming and interactive media , and Terraformation , a tech-accelerated forestry company , announced a reforestation partnership focused on the restoration of biodiverse forests and seed banking .

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4/29/2021

Partner

United States

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6/4/2019

Partner

United States

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Date

3/28/2022

4/29/2021

6/4/2019

Type

Partner

Partner

Partner

Business Partner

Country

United States

United States

United States

News Snippet

BITKRAFT Ventures Partners With Terraformation, a Forest Tech Company, to Support Reforestation.

Waimea , Hawaii -LRB- March 28 , 2022 -RRB- -- BITKRAFT , an investment platform for gaming and interactive media , and Terraformation , a tech-accelerated forestry company , announced a reforestation partnership focused on the restoration of biodiverse forests and seed banking .

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BITKRAFT Esports Ventures Team

4 Team Members

BITKRAFT Esports Ventures has 4 team members, including current Chief Operating Officer, Alexander Fuhrmann.

Name

Work History

Title

Status

Alexander Fuhrmann

Chief Operating Officer

Current

Markus Fuhrmann

Cavalry Ventures, Team Europe, Web2Asia, and Gamma Capital Partners

Founding Partner

Current

Malte Barth

General Partner

Current

Jens Hilgers

General Partner

Current

Name

Alexander Fuhrmann

Markus Fuhrmann

Malte Barth

Jens Hilgers

Work History

Cavalry Ventures, Team Europe, Web2Asia, and Gamma Capital Partners

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Chief Operating Officer

Founding Partner

General Partner

General Partner

Status

Current

Current

Current

Current

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