Nazara Pte. Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Nazara Technologies Limited, an India-based diversified gaming and sports media company, has made an investment in BITKRAFT Ventures, a US-based game fund. Nazara will invest USD 2.5 million in BITKRAFT Ventures, with USD 0.875 million going into the company right once and the remaining USD 1.625 million being spread out over three years.
BITKRAFT Ventures is a global investment platform specialising in gaming and Web3/blockchain companies. With the proposed investment, Nazara hopes to establish a network with Limited Partners (“LP”) and investee firms in order to get access to the global gaming industry.
Manish Agarwal, CEO, Nazara Technologies, “BITKRAFT Ventures have fast established themselves as one of the most promising investors in the global e-sports and gaming ecosystem. Our investment in BITKRAFT is in line with our long-term commitment to nurture and empower the gaming community across the world. Over the course of the next few years, this investment will enable us to work towards realizing our strategic vision of becoming the catalysts to empower the global gaming community and chart the next stage of growth in an increasingly connected and virtual world.”
“Given our long-term relationship with Nazara we are very excited to get into this partnership for a win-win-win between Nazara, the BITKRAFT Venture Portfolio companies and BITKRAFT Ventures as a platform. The Partnership will help to increase the connectivity into the highly strategic Indian video games market. We have done multiple investments in the subcontinent and intend to do more in the future, in addition to supporting international Investment to drive growth in India,” shared Malte Barth, Founding General Partner at BITKRAFT Ventures.
Nazara aims to leverage the BITKRAFT Ventures network for the following strategic initiatives:
- Potential partnerships and/ or potential investment into the company & its subsidiaries.
- Securing deal flow for future M&A from the current portfolio of the funds as well as inflow of deals coming to funds.
- Co-investment opportunities into highly sought-after founders/ companies.