Taunt, a Seattle, WA-based esports startup, closed a $1.75m seed financing round.
The round was led by Foundry Group with participation from Pioneer Square Labs’ founders Geoff Entress, Greg Gottesman and Mike Galgon, Paul Allen’s Vulcan Capital and some angels.
Ben Gilbert, co-founder of PSL, is the interim CEO of the company. As part of the financing, Brad Feld of Foundry Group will be joining Galgon and Gilbert on the board.
Taunt is a social competition platform for esports fans, which uses data and machine learning to create companion experiences for fans watching broadcasts. The platform will be releasing an alpha product to fans for feedback during the League of Legends World Championship.
Early access is available at www.TauntNow.gg.