At this breakfast we reviewed the gaming industry. We looked at 759 gaming startups and analyzed patterns across the top 136 companies. Investors that attended include AME Cloud Ventures, City National Bank, Times Group, KDDI Ventures, SPARX Group, GFR Fund, Noveus Capital, CentreGold Capital, Mission2Mars Academy and more.
Content Of The Event
I categorized 759 gaming/esports startups into 15 categories. I then broke each one apart by how they innovate by function, feature or use case to understand how each category is evolving. The purpose of sharing this content was to build a better understanding of the gaming/esports industry to encourage investment and continuous innovation.
Mobile is the future of gaming. It is the most important platform for developers to launch their portfolio. In addition, investors seem to be heavily focused on finding the next popular gaming IP. You can see funding for developers far outpace every other category. Nonetheless, the rise of esports is building a whole new ecosystem. The race to become the top platform or community of choice for gamers is on. For now, it feels like we are still at the very early stages of esports and exciting growth is coming.