Matthew Benson and the team at eFuse are not slowing down. After adding over 500,000 new users in 2020, eFuse raised $6 million in a round led by the Ohio Innovation Fund. The round also attracted investments from professional athletes Odell Beckham Jr., Ezekiel Elliot and Seth Curry. eFuse describes itself as the “LinkedIn for gamers” connecting professional esports players and gamers with job opportunities.
Why does it matter? This is excellent news for eFuse but equally important it spotlights Columbus’ gaming startup community. Companies like Multivarious and Esports Engine are doing groundbreaking work in game development and esports broadcasting. With venture funding flowing into the gaming space capturing some of that venture capital attention will bode well for gaming startups looking to scale.
Check out Multivarious’ upcoming release No Mercy.