Guilded, a San Francisco, CA-based provider of a chat platform for gaming communities, raised $7m in Series A financing.
The round was led by Matrix Partners, with participation from Initialized Capital, Susa Ventures, and Sterling.VC. Ilya Sukhar, general partner at Matrix Partners, joined the Board of Directors as part of the round.
The company will use the capital to expand its team, build out features and functionality, and create strategic partnerships with top games publishers and developers, as well as esports teams and organizations.
Led by Eli Brown, founder and CEO, Guilded provides a chat platform for gaming communities with an array of features for gaming communities, including voice and video chat, group calendars and scheduling tools, and more. In June, the company will launch its Tournaments feature, bringing integration with its full suite of advanced collaborative tools to esports leagues and tournament management. Guilded serves the world’s top professional esports teams and over 50,000 high school, collegiate, casual and semi-pro teams.