Vindex, a NYC-based global esports infrastructure platform, has launched with initial funding of $60M.
The Series A round is backed by some of the most notable investors across the hedge fund and private equity world.
Founded by Mike Sepso and Sundance DiGiovanni, co-founders of Major League Gaming and early esports pioneers, and Bryan Binder and Jason Garmise, fintech entrepreneurs and private investors, Vindex is an esports infrastructure platform powering experiences in esports and helping game publishers, esports leagues and teams deliver engaging experiences to fans around the world.
The company also announced the acquisition of Next Generation Esports (NGE) and the launch of Esports Engine.
Columbus, OH-based Esports Engine, co-founded by Adam Apicella, has established itself as a partner to publishers and esports teams. Esports production company NGE, based in Burbank, CA, has played a key role in some of the world’s largest and most-watched broadcasts in esports history.
Vindex is fully committed to maintaining and growing the partnerships NGE and Esports Engine have created.
The company will leverage the expertise of its more than 100 employees, proprietary broadcast technology and competition management software to equip partners with services and technology to scale to a mainstream global audience.
The company’s Board of Directors include:
– Steve Bornstein, a sports broadcast veteran who was CEO of ESPN and the NFL Network and worked with Sepso at Activision on the launch of its esports division, and
– Joel Greenblatt, the founder of Gotham Asset Management.