Built by founders, BITKRAFT Ventures is a global early- and mid-stage investment platform for gaming, esports, and interactive media.

💸 Funds Raised — $258m:

In April 2017, BITKRAFT has announced the closing of its first pre-seed fund of $18m

In August 2020, BITKRAFT has announced the closing of Venture Fund I at $165m, above the initial $125M target.

In October 2021, BITKRAFT has launched a $75m Token Fund I that it will use to put money into blockchain gaming and digital entertainment investments.

📂 Fund’s contacts:

🙎‍♂️Founding General Partner — Jens Hilgers, considered one of the godfathers of esports with 20+ years experience in gaming. Co-Founder of ESL, G2 Esports, Bayes. Based in Berlin

🙎‍♂️Founding General Partner — Malte Barth, 20+ years media, games and esports veteran. Previously worked at MTG, ESL, and DreamHack. Based in London and Lisbon

🙎‍♂️Founding General Partner — Scott Rupp, 20+ years experience in entrepreneurship, investments. Previously worked at MTG, McKinsey, Deutsche Bank. Based in San Francisco

🙎‍♂️Partner — Moritz Baier-Lentz, former Vice President and Co-Head of the global gaming and esports practice at Goldman Sachs. Based in Los Angeles and New York



General Information: 


Primary office: San Francisco and Santa Monica

Year founded: 2015

Team: 10 members

Investment Focus: 

Stage: Early-stage (seed and Series A rounds)

Check size: From $2m to $5m

Geography: Global, with a focus on North America and Europe

Industry: Gaming (incl. Game Studios and Platforms), Esports, and Interactive Media (incl. AR, VR, and Immersive Technology)