Glip, a creator tool suite for gamers to create and monetise, has raised 3 million in its pre-series A round led by Prime Venture Partners. The round also saw the participation of existing backers Better Capital and iSeed. Prominent angels include Paavan Nanda (WinZO), Nilay Arora (Tencent), Suhail Sameer (BharatPe), Ravish Naresh (Khatabook), Vivek Hallekere (Bounce), Kumar Aakash (Matrix) and Misbah Ashraf (Jar), among others.
Gaming content economy is one of the fastest growing digital media categories with 100B watch hours on YouTube Gaming and 40M active YouTube Gaming channels in 2020 (Source: https://blog.youtube/news-and-events/youtube-gaming-2020/) Founded in 2020 by Parth Choudhary and Ishan Shrivastava, Glip has built 3 tools for content creation – recording, streaming, montage editing, and is now experimenting with monetisation tools – live NFT auction, stream modifiers.
Glip’s monetisation stack is being built using cutting-edge web3 tech. “Our focus is on making gamers earn on top of existing distribution platforms like YouTube, Twitch, Facebook,” said Parth Choudhary, Co-founder and CEO of Glip. The capital from the current round has already helped Glip’s monthly active users grow 400X to 2 million users in 3 months. “We are setting the groundwork to onboard 10 million gamers by the end of the year,” said Ishan Shrivastava, Co-founder of Glip.
With Twitch taking a 50% platform cut and YouTube Live taking 30%, alternate monetisation opportunities generate immense interest from creators. “It’s [Glip] the best way to support me!”, said Luvstruck, an LA-based streamer. The company currently has a strong foot in the door in India, Philippines, Indonesia, Brazil, Eastern Europe and has begun entry in the USA market.
Gaming companies in India and the world have seen record funding and acquisitions in the past year with Microsoft leading the board with its Activision Blizzard acquisition for 68.7 billion in cash.