Forge, Inc., a San Francisco, CA-based provider of capturing and sharing services for gameplay, raised $4.5m in seed funding.
The round was led by True Ventures and Resolute Ventures, with participation from WME Ventures and a syndicate of angels including Vivek Paul (board member, Electronic Arts), Matt Mullenweg (Automattic), Jason Calacanis (Inside), Ryan Scott (Causecast), Hiten Shah, Jameson Hsu and Bob Ippolito (Mochi Media), Harris Barton, and Kirill Makharinsky.
The funding will be used to continue the development of the platform.
Led by Jared Kim, CEO and founder, Forge provides everyday PC gamers with services to connect and share short-form gaming clips. Forge instantly and automatically records all gameplay once a game is launched and runs in the background with no additional hardware. Players can then clip and share their favorite highlights to the Forge network and other popular platforms like Twitter – all without exiting their game.
The app is free to download for Windows PC at forge.gg.
The service currently is in public beta.
The company’s advisory board includes Kevin Chou (Kabam), Jason Yeh (Riot Games), Chris Kirmse (Xfire), Veronica Belmont, and Arjun Sethi (Social Capital).