Makers Fund

Founded 2017
Founders Jay Chi

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Total investments 56
Average round size
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The average size of a deal this fund participated in
$12M
Portfolio companies 43
Rounds per year 14.00
Lead investments 21
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How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
0.23
Exits 5
Key employees 4
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Seed

Areas of investment

  • Gaming
  • Video Games
  • Software
  • Online Games
  • Casual Games
Summary

In 2017 was created Makers Fund, which is appeared as VC. The venture was found in Asia in Singapore. The main department of described VC is located in the Singapore.

The fund has no exact preference in a number of founders of portfolio startups. If startup sums 4 or 5+ of the founder, the chance for it to be financed is low. Besides, a startup needs to be aged 4-5 years to get the investment from the fund. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight FRVR, Medal, Unit 2 Games. For fund there is no match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - United States. Among the most popular fund investment industries, there are Software, iOS.

The important activity for fund was in 2019. Deals in the range of 5 - 10 millions dollars are the general things for fund. Speaking about the real fund results, this VC is 53 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other organizations. The increased amount of exits for fund were in 2011. Comparing to the other companies, this Makers Fund performs on 21 percentage points less the average number of lead investments. The fund is constantly included in 7-12 deals per year.

The usual cause for the fund is to invest in rounds with 3-4 partakers. Despite the Makers Fund, startups are often financed by LVP, OCA Ventures, March Capital Partners. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Novator, LVP, Firstminute Capital. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Horizons Ventures, Novator, Northzone.

The current fund was established by Jay Chi. The overall number of key employees were 2.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

DreamCraft

Gaming
Information Technology
Video Games
$10M17 Nov 2021 California, United States

AviaGames

Casual Games
Gaming
Software
Video Games
$40M11 Aug 2021 Mountain View, California, United States

Genvid Technologies

eSports
Gaming
Information Technology
Online Games
Software
Video Games
$113M15 Jul 2021 New York, New York, United States

VRChat

Messaging
Social
Virtual Reality
$80M28 Jun 2021 San Francisco, California, United States

Gaming
PC Games
Software
$3M18 May 2021 Los Angeles, California, United States

WinZO

Digital Entertainment
eSports
Gaming
Media and Entertainment
Online Games
$13M03 May 2021 New Delhi, Delhi, India

Multiverse

Casual Games
Marketplace
Online Games
$17M22 Apr 2021 Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Lightheart Entertainment

Gaming
Media and Entertainment
$6M19 Apr 2021 Helsinki, Uusimaa, Finland

WinZO

Digital Entertainment
eSports
Gaming
Media and Entertainment
Online Games
$9M09 Apr 2021 New Delhi, Delhi, India
News
AviaGames Raises $40M in Funding

– AviaGames is a mobile, skill-based gaming company based in Mountain View, CA.
– The company raised $40m in funding.
– The round was led by ACME Capital, Washington Harbour Partners and Powerhouse Capital, as well as previous investors Makers Fund and Galaxy Digital.
– The new investment will be used to accelerate player acquisition, develop new games on the platform, and expand its team and international presence.

Genvid Holdings Raises $113M in Series C Funding

– Genvid is a NYC-based provider of interactive livestreaming technologies and services.
– Company announced $113m Series C funding.
– The round was co-led by existing investors Valor Equity Partners and Atreides Management with participation from new investors Third Point Ventures, Cobalt Capital, LightShed Ventures, XN, and Lux Capital, existing investors Galaxy Interactive, Horizons Ventures, OCA Ventures (via OCA’s new growth equity fund), and Makers Fund and strategic partners Huya, NTT DOCOMO Ventures, and Samsung Ventures.
– The company intends to use the funds to establish Genvid Entertainment LLC, a new publishing subsidiary dedicated to producing Massive Interactive Live Events.

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