With over 400 million+ gamers and ~100 million paying users, India’s gaming ecosystem is ripe for disruption. Young population and a large gamer base has positioned the Indian gaming market to reach $7bn by 2026, 3x the size of Bollywood. This presents several opportunities that can be capitalized by Indian game developers and publishers.
Through its SaaS tool BattleXO, EsportsXO is connecting gamers and brands by enabling them to launch and manage online tournaments.
Invested in 2021
Vikas Goel, Utsav Umang and Rohit Raj
SOSV, SucSEED Innovation and We Founder Circle
There are 1 million Esports players in India but over 85 million Esports viewers. Esports XO is developing a platform to facilitate the journey of an esports viewer to a player seamlessly, while enabling discovery of users for a host of games looping to tap the fast-growing Indian gamers market.
Stan is a digital card collectible platform for esports players which allows users to create NFTs of their cards, trade those cards, and use them like playing cards.
Invested in 2022
Parth Chadha, Akshat Rathee, Rahul Singh, Shubham Gupta and Nauman Mulla
General Catalyst, Better Capital
Backed by passionate game builders Parth and Rahul, STAN is utilizing the intersection of web 3 and gaming to make creator-fan interaction captivating, which has the power to expand overall viewership of the esports industry.
Respct is building a unified player profile for web3 gamers to simplify Gamers to discovery, onboarding, and training in games & guilds.
Invested in 2022
Srijan Jain and Utsav Singla
Virtual gaming saw a huge spike during the pandemic driven by lack of out of home entertainment – 3bn global gamers, 227m gamers in the US, 480m gamers in India and 2m web 3 gamers.
It is a single platform that provides players with multiple hyper casual games while also allowing users to share and publish ideas for hyper casual games.
Rahul KR and Sourav Badami
These days people can get access to content over a click of a button in various apps, but when it comes to gaming people need to install separate apps for each new game, SVG plans to solve that by serving bite sized fun games to millions of indians, under one platform.
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Manikanta Nikhil Kotla
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