Web3 continues to gather momentum as the technology authentically finds its way into more mass market use cases, one of the most exciting being games. With many new development studios on the rise and existing studios pivoting towards blockchain and decentralized technology, we are simultaneously seeing a shift in consumer sentiment toward the benefits of player owned games.
Today, the XPLA team shared their success in raising $25 million in a funding round conducted as a private token sale, at a $500 million valuation. As part of a select group of investors with a history in gaming, entertainment, Crypto, DeFi and Blockchain, the Transcend Fund team is excited to be a part of this incredible announcement.
XPLA’s goal of becoming an inclusive gaming platform, where XPLA gamers and game developers can create value together, embodies everything we aspire to see from web3 gaming. Guided by Com2uS and Com2uS Holdings, a global transmedia, technology leader, XPLA has access to a broad and deep network of developers, strategic planners, and creatives with deep industry knowledge.
The promise is real. By integrating into the platform using the XPLA SDK, developers quickly gain access to a suite of Web3 services and Terra Mainnet, a globally renowned and stable blockchain. With more than ten new, exciting titles coming to the platform in 2022, including Chromatic Souls: AFK Raid, Summoners War: Chronicles, Crypto Superstars, Dear, Ella, Golf Star, Kritika Online and more, XPLA is well-positioned to usher in the next big wave of blockchain gaming.
Congratulations to the XPLA team on your successful private funding round! My partners and I here at Transcend are excited to see what we believe will be a long and storied history for the XPLA platform.
About Transcend Fund
Transcend is a top performing early stage venture capital firm that partners with the boldest founders in the industry to collaboratively build the future of interactive entertainment.
Founded in San Francisco by gaming veterans, the Transcend portfolio features a preeminent group of high growth digital entertainment companies around the world.
About Andrew Sheppard
Andrew is a strategist and seasoned executive focused on helping founders grow.
Andrew has over 20 years of experience building, managing and advising multi-billion dollar consumer businesses. Past employers include EA, Gamespot, Kabam and GREE. Andrew serves on the Board of Directors for Nexters and Rakuten Games. He has direct experience working in online media, social media game services, subscriptions, free-to-play, console games, online/PC games, mobile games and apps. His current focus areas include cross-platform games, Web3 and digital identities and communities.
Andrew is excited to put capital to work in service of companies that are passionate about reinventing the game.