• Fri. Oct 7th, 2022

Gaming and esports enterprise capital fund BITKRAFT Ventures has appointed Dennis Fong, Co-Founding father of GGWP, and Ryan Wyatt, CEO of Polygon Studios, as Enterprise Companions.

Of their new positions, Fong and Wyatt will assist BITKRAFT with deal circulation in addition to portfolio firm recommendation and mentorship.

(ESI Illustration) Ryan Wyatt (Left) and Dennis Fong (Proper). Picture credit score: Bitkraft Ventures

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Fong is the CEO and Co-Founding father of GGWP, an AI-powered video games and content material moderation answer which goals to ascertain constructive play by way of know-how. Furthermore, Fong is an lively angel investor with over seven unicorns in his portfolio. 

Dennis Fong, CEO of GGWP, stated: “I’ve spent greater than 25 years on the intersection of gaming and entrepreneurship – first as knowledgeable gamer, then as a five-time founding father of venture-backed corporations – so I do know what good traders appear to be.

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“BITKRAFT Ventures has one of the passionate, well-intentioned, and founder-focused groups in gaming and I’m thrilled to be becoming a member of them as a Enterprise Accomplice to assist assist the subsequent technology of founders.”

In the meantime, Wyatt is the CEO of Polygon Studios, a Web3 and blockchain developer platform. By means of his firm, he has linked with builders and types, aiding them in constructing on Ethereum. Previous to becoming a member of Polygon, Wyatt held positions as International Head of Gaming Partnerships at Google and Head of Gaming at YouTube, the place he additionally led the platform’s digital and augmented actuality enterprise. 

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Ryan Wyatt, CEO of Polygon Studios, additionally commented: “Nothing brings me extra pleasure than working with founders and entrepreneurs. By becoming a member of BITKRAFT Ventures as Enterprise Accomplice, I not solely have the chance to develop upon my funding background on this new position, however I get to be part of a world-class gaming staff.

“After spending over a decade constructing out the creator financial system, I’m able to convey my learnings to the BITKRAFT Ventures staff and their portfolio corporations.”

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Earlier this 12 months, BITKRAFT acquired a $2.5m (~£1.9m) funding from gaming and sports activities media firm Nazara.

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Jens Hilgers, Founding Common Accomplice of BITKRAFT Ventures, acknowledged: “Dennis and Ryan are OGs in gaming and esports with huge trade expertise and community, and a ardour for video games that rivals our personal. 

“Dennis and I share a long time of entrepreneurship expertise and Ryan has been a serious driving drive for esports and gaming to go mainstream throughout his time creating and main the Gaming vertical on YouTube.

Esports Insider says: BITKRAFT Ventures has determined to nominate two skilled entrepreneurs as Enterprise Companions. Dennis Fong and Ryan Wyatt’s years of trade expertise and robust enterprise instincts might be useful to BITKRAFT and its portfolio corporations. 

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