eFuse Raises $6M in Funding


eFuse, a Columbus, OH-based startup operating the “LinkedIn for gamers”, raised $6M in funding.

The round was led by Ohio Innovation Fund with participation from:

  • Seth Curry (Philadelphia 76ers, NBA),
  • Denzel Ward (Cleveland Browns, NFL),
  • Ezekiel Elliott (Dallas Cowboys, NFL), and
  • Chase Winovich (New England Patriots, NFL).

Led by CEO Matthew Benson, eFuse provides gamers with a platform to show their skills. Users can build a profile, share their passions, broadcast their highlight reel, and engage with over 24,000 scholarships, internships, and job postings in design, game development, business and marketing, among others.

This raise follows the startup’s initial funding of $2.3M also led by the Ohio Innovation Fund in November 2019.