List of the 600 largest Gaming & Esports Venture Capital Investors [Update 2024]



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This list includes over 600 venture capital investors from our global venture capital investor list that mention gaming and/or esports related keywords on their website. Many of the included venture capital funds are focused on investments in gaming competitions, games, web3, and security.

The list includes email addresses, investment focus, country information and keyword-related metrics. The list was last updated on January 8th, 2024.

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The list is based on our list of the world’ largest venture capital investors with more than 2,500 startup investors. 


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List of 3 Gaming and Esports venture capital investors

The gaming and esports industry is at the forefront with new games and platforms gaining attraction rapidly. This article presents three interesting venture capital investors who are looking to invest in gaming and esports from our research-based VC funds list.

1. Courtside Venture Capital (USA)

Courtside VC is a New York-based early-stage investment company that focuses on sports, digital media, wellness, fitness, gaming, and esports. The company has founded, built, and backed many innovative companies, for example, Freeletics, Europe’s number 1 fitness app, and Nifty Games, a mobile sports game platform.

2. Trust Esport Ventures (France)

Founded by former entrepreneurs, Trust Esports is interested in funding start-ups in the digital entertainment sector, specifically focusing on games, security, monetization, and technologies developed for competitions and streaming. One company they have supported is Toornament, a global leading SaaS for esports competition organizers.

3. Play Ventures (Singapore)

Play Ventures is an early-stage venture capital fund that invests in free-to-play and web3 game studios. They are also interested in other game service start-ups internationally. The company is working on a diverse portfolio. A company they have supported is First Light, which is developing a gaming studio for web3 mobile gaming.

Update 2024: In August 2023, Play Ventures announced industry-leading returns from our debut Fund I. In less than four years, we returned 1.5x the distributed capital to investors. With 20 companies remaining in the portfolio and six years left in the fund’s lifetime, that figure is set to increase significantly.

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Included information in our gaming and esports investor list

Our keyword analysis-based list include the following general columns:

  • Name of the VC fund
  • Country of origin
  • URL
  • E-mail (general)
  • Investment focus (if data available)
  • Corporate VC (yes/no)

The following columns are based on the keyword crawler, which is a Python-based, in-house developed tool that crawls every page for at least 45 seconds to find the respective keywords.

  • total_frequency (e.g.: 1197) – total counted occurrences of keywords on the VC website
  • average_keyword_rate (e.g. 0.03) – average rate of keyword occurrences per subpage in relation with total number of words
  • most_common_keyword (e.g. „gaming“) – keyword that was counted the most often on respective VC website
  • most_common_keyword_frequency (e.g. 54) – number of times the most common keyword was counted
  • sub_url_highest_rate (e.g. – sub url with the highest number of found keywords
  • highest_rate (e.g. 0.12) – highest keyword rate per subpage
  • frequency_per_keyword: {‘gaming’: 1077, ‘esports’: 120} – dictionary of number of keyword occurrences per keyword

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Results of our keyword analysis

In the next paragraph, we are focusing on insights derived from our keyword research, which was based on our list of the 2,500 largest VC investors worldwide.

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Percentage of VC funds that invest in gaming and esports start-ups

Our keyword crawler analyzed more than 2,500 venture capital funds regarding gaming investment keywords. We found out that 23.3 % of the global VC funds mention gaming and/or esports.

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Focus on gaming

This bar chart shows the most important keywords from our keyword search, however most companies use the keyword gaming to describe their vc company. Additionally, the term esports is used.


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