San Francisco, CA and Boston, MA based Skillz is the worldwide leader in eSports and has developed a suite of Software Development Kit tools for mobile game developers that uses the Skillz tournament management system (TMS) platform where mobile gamers can use their skills to compete for real cash or virtual currency and prizes. By enabling cash competitions in mobile games, Skillz is the first company to provide cash competition for mobile gamers and its stated mission is to enable eSports for everyone.
Founded in Boston in 2012 by Andrew Paradise and Casey Chafkin (veterans of AisleBuyer, a Boston-based mobile checkout tech startup founded by Andrew Paradise and acquired by Intuit for $80 MM to $100 MM in 2012) and has had three rounds of preferred equity to date totaling over $28 million in funding from The Kraft Group (owners of the New England Patriots) and Marc Lasry (a co-owner of the Milwaukee Bucks) along with the tech investment arm of $2 BN AUM Atlas Ventures (funded the seed round and led the A round) and Wildcat Capital Management led a $15 MM Series B round in late 2015. Wildcat is the private family investment office of billionaire and Forbes 400 Hundred Member (#256 in 2016) TPG founder David Bonderman.
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ATEL Ventures, Inc. has provided Skillz,Inc. with a Growth Capital Loan.
For more information on Skillz, Inc. please visit their web site at www.skillz.com