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Blockchain Game Investment List – Sorare raises $9 million seed round

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Welcome to our master list of investments in blockchain games. 

Regularly updated, this is a list of every investment – whether from VCs or token sales – into blockchain game companies. 

If you think there’s a deal we’ve missed, please email [email protected]

Total investments to-date during 2020: $71 million

Total investments to-date: $604 million

  • Total traditional investments (VCs, shares etc): $215 million
  • Total blockchain investments (ICOs/token sales etc): $389 million

Significant companies (by investment raised)

Significant investors

  • Galaxy Digital (Immutable, Lucid Sight, Mythical Games)
  • Animoca Brands (Dapper Labs, Lucid Sight, Axie Infinity)
  • Hashed (Animoca Brands, Axie Infinity, Mythical Games)

You can also read about what early-stage investor LVP thinks about the potential of blockchain games in our exclusive guest column – When will blockchain gaming be worth investing in?


  • December 2020

Paris-based Sorare has added $4.3 million to its seed round led by the Cassius Family fund. This take Sorare’s seed round to $9 million.

Barcelona player Gerard Pique, who also invested in the seed extension, will also join Sorare as a strategic advisor.


The Sandbox completed its 4.3 Land presale (including premium Smurfs content), raising around $450,000 in the process.

  • November 2020

Axie Infinity developer Sky Mavis raised $860,000 in a strategic token sale of its AXS governance token to existing investor and advisor Delphi Digital.

Delphi had previously acquired five Axie NFTs from the game’s marketplace for over $160,000.

  • October 2020

Axie Infinity developer Sky Mavis sold $3 million of its AXS token through Binance Launchpad.


Dapper Labs raised $18 million via a sale and an auction of Flow tokens on the Coinlist platform. The sale priced the Flow tokens at the $0.1 value of previous private sales, while the auction priced the tokens at $0.38.

This takes Dapper Labs total funding raised to $68 million.


Japanese startup Thirdverse (previously Yomuneco) has raised $8.5 million in its Series A to make VR games also using blockchain technology.

  • August 2020

Prior to the open beta of the NBA Top Shot game on its Flow blockchain, Dapper Labs has raised $11.4 million. This takes its total raised to $50 million.

All previous investors participated, while new investors were Coinbase Ventures, Distributed Global, Valor Capital Group, A.Capital, BlockTower Capital, Blockchange Ventures, EONXI Ventures, Reed Company, Greenfield One, North Island Ventures, Republic Labs, L1 Digital AG and Pirata Capital.

A number of NBA players also invested: Andre Iguodala (Miami Heat), Spencer Dinwiddie and Garrett Temple (Brooklyn Nets), JaVale McGee (Los Angeles Lakers), and Aaron Gordon (Orlando Magic).


The Sandbox developer Pixowl (part of Animoca Brands) has announced a $3 million hard capped public sale of its SAND ERC20 token through Binance Launchpad.

Fantasy soccer game Sorare raises a $4 million seed round, lead by e.ventures. It plans to double both team-size and the number of clubs under license.


Animoca Brands raises $4.1 million, from strategic investors including M7 Asia and Mind Fund. It’s now raised a total of $18 million.

DMarket raises $6.5 million, from Almaz Capital and Xsolla, adds Trip Hawkins to board. It’s now raised a total of $26 million.

  • April 2020

Ember Sword dev Bright Star raises $700,000, from Play Ventures and Galaxy Interactive

  • March 2020

Horizon Blockchain Games raises $5 million, from Initialized Capital and others. It’s now raised a total of $9 million.

  • February 2020

CryptoDozer dev SuperTree raises $2.5 million


  • November 2019

Blankos Block Party dev Mythical Games raises $19 million, from Javelin Venture Partners and others. It’s now raised a total of $35 million.

Onboarding tech Bitski raises $3.5 million, from Galaxy Digital, Coinbase and others

Axie Infinity dev Mavis Sky raises $1.5 million, from Hashed and Animoca Brands

  • September 2019

Dapper Labs raises $11 million, from Andreessen Horowitz and others. It’s now raised a total of $26 million.

DappRadar raises $2.3 million, from Naspers Ventures and Blockchain Ventures

SkyWeaver dev Horizon Blockchain Games raises $3.75 million, from Initialized and others


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