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About Valve Software

Valve Software is an entertainment software and technology company founded in 1996. In addition to creating games such as Counter-Strike and Half-Life, Valve is also a developer of technologies including the Source game engine and Steam, an online gaming and digital distribution platform.

Valve Software Headquarter Location

10900 NE 4th St. #500

Bellevue, Washington, 98004,

United States

425-889-9642

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Expert Collections containing Valve Software

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Latest Valve Software News

Valve announces $1 million art contest for Counter-Strike weapon skins

Jul 21, 2021

Image Credit: Valve Software How to tap into India’s exploding gaming market Learn how developers and studios of every size can successfully grow their titles in one of the fastest-growing markets in the world. All the sessions from Transform 2021 are available on-demand now. Watch now. As part of this contest, Valve will pick 10 winners that build CS:GO weapon skins that embody a dream-style theme. Each winner will get $100,000. To win, you’ll need to submit the weapon skin to the CS:GO Workshop. You (or your team) will also need a Steam account that has made a purchase of at least $5 and does not have any active moderation limitations. “We launched the Workshop on Steam almost 10 years ago in the hopes of creating a centralized hub for community-created content,” reads a Valve blog post. “Since then, over 5 million content creators have submitted and published over 20 million new items for a variety of games on Steam, making them available for purchase to millions of gamers around the world. And, as everyone who plays these games knows – including CS players – many of the most iconic in-game items, maps, and more have been authored by members of the community. The Dreams & Nightmares Content Contest is designed to help further support this community.” Steam Workshop is Valve’s way of making it easier for people to distribute and install mods. The idea behind it was also to build a market to encourage more people to bring their talents to expanding and adding onto games. Valve has previously taken an “if you build it, they will come” approach to its tools like the Steam Workshop. But it is now apparently using a more hands-on approach. And that could help differentiate products like its handheld Steam Deck gaming PC. GamesBeat GamesBeat's creed when covering the game industry is "where passion meets business." What does this mean? We want to tell you how the news matters to you -- not just as a decision-maker at a game studio, but also as a fan of games. Whether you read our articles, listen to our podcasts, or watch our videos, GamesBeat will help you learn about the industry and enjoy engaging with it.How will you do that? Membership includes access to: Newsletters, such as DeanBeat Networking opportunities Chatting with community members, GamesBeat staff, and other guests in our Discord And maybe even a fun prize or two Introductions to like-minded parties

Valve Software Investments

1 Investments

Valve Software has made 1 investments. Their latest investment was in Nitero as part of their Corporate Minority on October 10, 2016.

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Valve Software Investments Activity

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Date

Round

Company

Amount

New?

Co-Investors

Sources

10/12/2016

Corporate Minority

Nitero

Yes

1

Date

10/12/2016

Round

Corporate Minority

Company

Nitero

Amount

New?

Yes

Co-Investors

Sources

1

Valve Software Portfolio Exits

1 Portfolio Exit

Valve Software has 1 portfolio exit. Their latest portfolio exit was Nitero on April 10, 2017.

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Exit

Companies

Valuation
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Acquirer

Sources

4/10/2017

Acquired

5

Date

4/10/2017

Exit

Acquired

Companies

Valuation

Acquirer

Sources

5

Valve Software Acquisitions

2 Acquisitions

Valve Software acquired 2 companies. Their latest acquisition was Campo Santo on April 23, 2018.

Date

Investment Stage

Companies

Valuation
Valuations are submitted by companies, mined from state filings or news, provided by VentureSource, or based on a comparables valuation model.

Total Funding

Note

Sources

4/23/2018

Acquired

1

1/12/2017

Grant

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Date

4/23/2018

1/12/2017

Investment Stage

Grant

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Valuation

Total Funding

$99M

Note

Acquired

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Sources

1

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Valve Software Partners & Customers

6 Partners and customers

Valve Software has 6 strategic partners and customers. Valve Software recently partnered with Netflix on February 2, 2021.

Date

Type

Business Partner

Country

News Snippet

Sources

2/17/2021

Partner

Netflix

United States

'DOTA: Dragon's Blood' Netflix series will delve into the 'Dota 2' universe

Netflix and developer Valve have just announced they 're collaborating on a new anime series called DOTA : Dragon 's Blood .

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3/24/2020

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5/2/2019

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2/17/2021

3/24/2020

5/2/2019

3/1/2015

1/7/2014

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Partner

Partner

Partner

Business Partner

Netflix

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United States

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'DOTA: Dragon's Blood' Netflix series will delve into the 'Dota 2' universe

Netflix and developer Valve have just announced they 're collaborating on a new anime series called DOTA : Dragon 's Blood .

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Valve Software Team

8 Team Members

Valve Software has 8 team members, including current Chief Executive Officer, Sara Nikander.

Name

Work History

Title

Status

Sara Nikander

Chief Executive Officer

Current

Bill Suggs

Chief Financial Officer

Current

Scott Lynch

Chief Operating Officer

Current

Gabe Newell

Chief Executive Officer

Former

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Chief Executive Officer

Former

Name

Sara Nikander

Bill Suggs

Scott Lynch

Gabe Newell

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Chief Executive Officer

Chief Financial Officer

Chief Operating Officer

Chief Executive Officer

Chief Executive Officer

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