Kratos Studios raises $20M and acquires IndiGG


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Kratos Studios introduced it has raised $20 million at a valuation of $150 million, and it has acquired IndiGG.

The seed spherical was led by Accel, with participation from Prosus Ventures, Courtside Ventures, Nexus Enterprise Companions, Nazara and others.

Sport veterans Manish Agarwal and Ishank Gupta began the Bengaluru, India-based Kratos. They’re constructing a Web3 gaming decentralized autonomous group (DAO) beneath the IndiGG model which they’ve additionally acquired by means of a token swap. The funding will allow them to construct distribution rails in rising markets for world Web3 video games.

Manish Agarwal is a cofounder of Kratos Studios.

Moreover, the DAO may also put money into figuring out, constructing and growing probably the most promising Web3 video games the world over. Argarwal and Gupta will work carefully with Polygon cofounder Sandeep Nailwal and Yield Guild Video games (YGG) co-founder Gabby Dizon towards the mission of constructing the biggest gaming DAO on the planet.


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Nazara Applied sciences, the place Agarwal was previously the CEO, has additionally invested on this spherical with an intent to collaborate with IndiGG on the Web3 entrance.

In a press release, Agarwal mentioned “We’re offering the five hundred million avid gamers of India a chance to leverage their time and talent to turn into creators of digital items on the blockchain for world video games. This may allow India to remodel into the digital items’ manufacturing unit for the world.”

And Gupta mentioned in a press release, “The IndiGG stack will associate with current gaming micro-communities,
each on-ground and on-line, as sub-DAOs within the IndiGG ecosystem. The South Asia area has witnessed an enormous progress due to the younger gaming inhabitants.”

“South Asia has a thriving gaming group. YGG is backing IndiGG to construct a gamer’s nation and plug Indian avid gamers into the worldwide world of Web3 Gaming.” mentioned Gabby Dizon, cofounder of YGG, in a press release.

Ishank Gupta is cofounder of Kratos Studios.
Ishank Gupta is a cofounder of Kratos Studios.

Nailwal, cofounder of Polygon, added in a press release, “At Polygon, our dream of bringing a billion customers on chain can get an enormous enhance by means of IndiGG. Underneath the management of Manish and Ishank, IndiGG will turn into the foremost associate for chains and video games constructing in Web3.”

Following the acquisition, current INDI token holders might be swapped to new tokens on the time of the token era occasion for the brand new token. Till such time, the INDI token will proceed to commerce on current exchanges.

Agarwal joined India’s nascent gaming ecosystem 15 years in the past publish profitable stints with Hindustan Unilever and Microsoft amongst others. Because the CEO of Nazara, he was the driving power in making it India’s first and solely publicly listed gaming firm. Manish was additionally the co-chair of IAMAI Gaming Council and the Convenor of the FICCI Gaming Committee.

Gupta has operated and suggested shopper companies in China, the UK, South Africa, and India. Throughout his stints with marquee world firms like AB InBev and BCG he has constructed and led cross-functional and numerous groups. He actively invests in early-stage ventures focussed on shopper and blockchain.

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