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 and interactive media. We’re proud to provide venture capital and partner alongside these extraordinary founders.
Built by gamers for gamers, BITKRAFT is a global investment platform for gaming, Web3, and immersive technology.
Thought leadership since 1997
Founded by serial entrepreneurs
Global presence and strategic network
We focus on Seed , Series A , and Series B investments in game studios, gaming platforms, and gaming-related technology.
Let’s Build a Synthetic Reality®
Physical and digital worlds converge, and gaming leads the charge.
Most active lead investor in gaming in 2020 and 2021*
Global team members
DID YOU KNOW?
BITKRAFT was founded in 2016 by gaming and esports veteran Jens Hilgers—founder of ESL, G2 Esports, and Bayes Holding.
*Analysis by InvestGame (Source).
We partner early—sometimes, when a company is no more than an idea fueled by creative spirit and resolute talent.
Joe TungCEO of Theorycraft Games
Former Executive Vice President for the League of Legends franchise at Riot Games.
Jeri EllsworthCEO of Tilt Five
30-year leader in chip design in augmented / virtual reality at Valve, HTC Vive, Commodore, and TiVo.
Trevor Romleski and Stephen LimCo-Founders of Raid Base
Former Head of New Games R&D at Riot Games (Stephen) and Lead Designer on Valorant and League of Legends (Trevor)
Matt SchembariCEO of Lightforge Games
Former Director of User Intelligence at Epic Games for the Fortnite Platform, overseeing one of the most successful battle royale games of all times.
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.
Ilya GelfenbeynCEO of Inworld AI
Former Founding Head of Google Assistant Investments, leading the product development of Dialogflow, a cross-platform conversational user experience powered by AI.
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.
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.
We’re a distributed team with a global presence.
Based across the U.S. and Europe, 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 gaming and metaverse 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