Bangalore-Based Gaming Startup, MetaShot, Secures $400K in Pre-Seed Funding Round with Inflection Point Ventures On Board. Other participants include a dedicated early-stage gaming fund and notable angel investors, including Ankit Mehrotra, Sahil Jain, and Khalid Qazi, co-founders of Dineout. The infusion of funds will drive team expansion, fuel growth and marketing initiatives, and support ongoing research and development endeavors.
MetaShot, driven by its mission to bring the excitement of sports directly to living rooms, is on a mission to democratize the console gaming sector. Leveraging pioneering technologies, the company aims to make metaphysical gaming devices accessible to countless households, opening up new avenues for interactive entertainment.
MetaShot’s groundbreaking platform delivers an immersive cricket experience directly to users within the confines of their own living rooms. The days of awaiting the right season or extravagant stadiums are over – cricket enthusiasts can now partake in the sport and engage with friends across the globe. By enabling users to play cricket alongside their friends or even strangers worldwide, the MetaShot platform infuses a social dimension into the game. In an arena where few Indian companies have ventured, MetaShot stands poised to revolutionize the burgeoning global console market, introducing an entirely new audience segment to its innovative metaphysical gaming encounter.
At the helm of MetaShot is a trio of visionary founders, each contributing diverse expertise and extensive industry know-how. Leading the way is Prince Jacob Thomas, the CEO, leveraging more than 13 years of experience in product development and brand establishment, previously holding a managerial role at BankBazaar.com. COO Ranjit Behera, an alumnus of IIM Bangalore and NIT Rourkela, brings a wealth of knowledge in growth and marketing strategy, having worked at MyGate, Aditya Birla, and BankBazaar, and holding two patents. Completing the trio is Ajith Sunny, the CFO, leveraging a robust background in sales and operations, having occupied senior management positions across various sectors, including logistics and real estate.
Prince Thomas, Co-founder, MetaShot says, “MetaShot aims to revolutionise the $72bn global gaming console market by introducing accessible metaphysical gaming, which is currently in its early stages globally and in India. Our mission is to bring the joy of physical sports to every living room. With our first product, we aim to bring the fun & excitement of real cricket into every living room of a cricket-crazy nation. Interestingly, we dreamed, designed & built MetaShot completely out of India. We thank our investors for believing in our journey and backing our mission.”
In a cricket-obsessed nation, MetaShot is reshaping the game itself. The pricing, set at a mere fraction of console costs, opens the door for every cricket enthusiast to indulge in an enticing and accessible experience. MetaShot achieved a remarkable feat by selling its pre-booking spots for Bangalore in 24 hours!
Currently, MetaShot is operating in the Bangalore market and plans to expand its operations to other cities in the second quarter of the current financial year, with further aspirations to venture into other cricket-playing nations soon.