An ever increasing-time of our lives is spent in immersive, virtual worlds. In fact, entire generations are already growing up with and inside them. This convergence of the physical and digital—a trend we call synthetic reality—is led by visionary entrepreneurs in gaming, esports, and interactive media. We’re proud to provide venture capital and partner alongside these extraordinary founders.
Built by founders for founders, BITKRAFT is a global investment platform for gaming, esports, and interactive media.
Thought leadership since 1997
Founded by serial entrepreneurs
Global presence and strategic network
We focus on Seed , Series A , and Series B investments in gaming content and IP, interactive platforms, and horizontal technology.
Let’s Build a Synthetic Reality®
Physical and digital worlds converge, and gaming and esports lead the charge.
Gaming Lead Investor of 2020
Global team members
We partner early—sometimes, when a company is no more than an idea fueled by creative spirit and resolute talent.
Raph KosterCEO of Playable Worlds
Legendary polymath game designer, widely recognized for his work as lead designer of Ultima Online and creative director behind Star Wars Galaxies.
Jeri EllsworthCEO of Tilt Five
30-year leader in chip design in augmented / virtual reality at Valve, HTC Vive, Commodore, and TiVo.
Ariel Horn and Ben KusinCo-CEOs of Venn
Four-time Emmy Award recognition, production of BlizzCon, and behind the global broadcast of League of Legends reaching over 100 million worldwide.
Ben FreidlinCEO of Bit Fry Game Studios
High-school dropout upending the multi-billion dollar sports game category with Ultimate Rivals—an all-new franchise and a standout success on Apple Arcade.
Dmitry Shapiro and Sean ThielenCEO and CTO of Koji
Former Founder and CEO of Veoh and CTO of Myspace building the next-generation content creation engine for the mobile Gen Z audience.
Travis BoatmanCEO of Carbonated Games
Experienced mobile games executive and operator with a long history in the space, including senior leadership roles at Electronic Arts, Zynga, and Mattel.
Calin PacurariuCEO of Spatial
Former product, marketing, and business development lead at Apple, building foundations for iPhone software, Healthkit, and Apple TV.
Frederic DescampsCEO of Manticore Games
Former Head of Corporate Development at Zynga, building a digital playground to unleash imagination and explore new AAA gameplay experiences.
We’re a distributed team with a global presence.
Based in San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York, Berlin, London, and Madrid, we’re among the gaming industry’s longest-standing veterans and enthusiasts—ready to meet anyone excited about the future of our sector.
Pitch your company, schedule a meeting at the next big event, or drop by one of our offices.
There are many ways in which we can accelerate your ambitions.
Together with our distinguished investors and strategic partners across the globe, we provide entrepreneurs with profound expertise, network access, and capital sources.
We’ve partnered up to bring esports investing to the public.
Gaming and esports as the future of entertainment—and a segue into synthetic realities.
To allow players, fans, parents, and professional investors alike to invest in this exciting industry, we’ve teamed up with Roundhill Investments to create $NERD.
”Roundhill believes that esports and video games are the future of live media, sports, and entertainment. That’s why we created the first pure-play esports ETF.Will HersheyCEO of Roundhill Investments