Early stage venture capital fund for games and digital entertainment.

Funds Raised ~$110m

In Apr’20, Transcend raised a $50m fund to invest in Early-stage gaming companies;
In Nov’23, Transcend raised $60m for its second fund to invest in Early-stage gaming companies.

Fund’s contacts:

Shanti Bergel — Founding General Partner — over 30 years of gaming experience across every major platform and business model in product and corporate development. He is a recognized member of the Techcrunch List and speaks fluent Japanese;
Andrew Sheppard — General Partner, over 20 years of experience building, managing and advising multi-billion dollar consumer businesses. He has direct experience working in online media, social media game services, subscriptions, free-to-play, console games, online/PC games, mobile games and apps;
Brett Krause — General Partner, following a 20-year banking career that included roles as President of JPMorgan China and CEO of Citi Vietnam, Brett spent 4.5 years as Chief Investment Officer at FunPlus. Brett has spent most of his professional career in Asia and speaks Mandarin, Japanese and French;
Sikander Chahal — Principal, over 10 years of experience across investment and gaming. Sikander grew up playing multiplayer games since his childhood and was in the top percentile of Dota players, in a competitive Counterstrike 1.6 team and managed his own private Ragnarok Online community server.

Recent Investments


General Information:


Primary office: remote

Year founded: 2020

Team: 6 members

Investment Focus: 

Stage: Early-stage (Pre-Seed and Seed)

Check size: up to $5m

Geography: Global

Industry: Game Studios (Crossplatform, PC, console, mobile), Digital Communities, Platforms & Ecosystems, VR/XR/AR