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Animoca Brands (Animoca Brands Corporation Ltd) was founded in January 2014 by Yat Siu and is a spin-off of Animoca (Appionics Holdings Ltd.).[3]

Animoca Brands Corporation Ltd
TypeLtd
IndustryVideo games, venture capital, blockchain
Founded2014[1]
FoundersYat Siu
Headquarters,
Key people
Robby Yung, Yat Siu
ProductsThe Sandbox, Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid, F1® Delta Time, Beast Quest Ultimate Heroes, Crazy Defense Heroes
Revenue38M (2020)[2]
Websiteanimocabrands.com

It had been listed on the Australian Securities Exchange since 23 January 2015.[4] As of March 9, 2020, Animoca Brands has been delisted from the ASX.[5]

Contents


Video games (selection)


Acquisitions

Leade.rs

Animoca Brands owns 100% of the event organisation platform Leade.rs.[7]

OliveX

Animoca Brands owns 85% of OliveX.ai, partner of lympo.com.[8]

Zeroth.ai and RightBridge Ventures

Animoca Brands owns 67% of Zeroth.ai.[9] Zeroth is an early-stage startup incubator focusing on artificial intelligence and machine learning companies. So far more than 60 companies from 15 countries have been supported with sums ranging from $20,000 to $120,000. In return, Zeroth receives 6% of the shares in each company. Zeroth.ai has a partnership with the Incubator and VC DEEPCORE, a company of the SoftBank Group. Animoca owns 15% in stocks of RightBridge Ventures. RightBridge will be an investment company dedicated to identifying and acquiring companies in the esports and gaming space.[10]

game developers

Animoca Brands owns the game developers Pixowl, TicBits, nWay, Blowfish Studios, TSB Gaming, GAMEE, Quidd, Tribeflame, Stryking Entertainment and is invested in Experimental Group and with $6M in Lucid Sight. Animoca owns 75% of the game developer Skytree.[11][12][13][14][15][16][17][18][19][20][21][22]

Animoca Brands owns 15.5% company shares of iCandy Interactive Limited.[23]

Animoca Brands invested in Sky Mavis, the maker of Axie Infinity[24] and in the blockchain company Dapper Labs, the company behind CryptoKitties.[25]

Fuel Powered

Animoca Brands owns 60% of the shares in Fuel Powered, a multiplayer and live event service provider for mobile games.[26]

Date, LikeCoin, Musicoin, OST, Harmony, I-House and Lympo

Animoca Brands holds stakes in the blockchain companies: Date, LikeCoin, Musicoin, OST, Harmony, I-House and Lympo.

Mind Fund and Helix

Animoca Brands has a partnership[clarification needed] with venture capital firm Mind Fund and Accelerator Helix.

Brinc AOA

Animoca Brands is co-founder of the gaming and esports accelerator Brinc AOA.[clarification needed]

Talenthouse

Animoca Brands has a strategic partnership with Talenthouse (US$2m for 448,413 shares of preferred stock in Talenthouse).[27]


Partnerships

HTC

Animoca Brands has a partnership with HTC. This includes product development and collaboration in the areas of games, blockchain, artificial intelligence, machine learning, augmented reality and virtual reality.[28]

iClick Interactive Asia Limited

Animoca Brands has a partnership with iClick Interactive Asia Limited. The deal is expected to generate $8 million in revenues for Animoca in 2019.[29]

Softbanks Deepcore

Animoca Brands' subsidiary Zeroth.ai and Softbanks Deepcore have a partnership.[30]

Atari

Animoca Brands has a partnership with Atari. As a pilot project Animoca develops a blockchain version of RollerCoaster Tycoon.[31][32]

Coincheck

Animoca has a collaboration with Coincheck.[33]

Veloce

In April 2021, Animoca Brands invested into racing e-sports organization Veloce's pre-IPO funding round using its branded motorsports utility token, REVV.[34]

Brinc

In July 2021, Animoca Brands and venture accelerator Brinc launched Launchpad Luna, a new accelerator program for non-fungible tokens (NFT) startups.[35]


Funding

On November 15, 2011, Animoca raised an undisclosed amount of funding in a Series A round led by Intel Capital and IDG-Accel (which tapped its China Growth Fund III).[36]

On August 15, 2018, Animoca raised $1 million investment by Sun Hung Kai and $0.5 million by strategic partner Lympo.[37]

On December 18, 2018, Animoca Brands announced that it has completed a ~A$715k placement to institutional and sophisticated investors.[38]

In May 2019, Animoca raised $2.5 million in funding for the rebuilding of The Sandbox to be a blockchain gaming platform with user-generated content.[39] In Q3/2019, Animoca's The Sandbox raised another $2.01 million in cash and cryptocurrency. Investors included Square Enix, B Cryptos, and True Global Ventures.[40][41]

In September 2020 Animoca launched his own ERC-20-Token: "REVV" on Uniswap.[42]

In May 2021 Animoca Brands raised US$88,888,888 and another US$ 50 million in Juli 2021 based on valuation of US$1 billion.[43][44][45]


Weblinks


References

  1. ^ "Animoca Brands: Revolutionizing the branded mobile gaming industry" .
  2. ^ https://www.animocabrands.com/reports-record-revenue
  3. ^ "Animoca Spins Off "Animoca Brands"" .
  4. ^ "Animoca Brands lists on Australian Securities Exchange (ASX)" .
  5. ^ "Animoca Brands (ASX:AB1) delisted from ASX" . March 10, 2020.
  6. ^ "Animoca Brands has an early lead in blockchain gaming boom" . February 21, 2019. Retrieved March 14, 2019.
  7. ^ "ASX-listed Animoca acquires event organising platform Leade.rs" .
  8. ^ "Animoca Brands launches new business OliveX" .
  9. ^ "AI accelerator Zeroth bags investment from digital media firm Animoca" .
  10. ^ "Börsnotering av RightBridge Ventures AB på Annat år 2021 - Nyemissioner.se" .
  11. ^ "Animoca Brands acquires Sandbox game developer Pixowl for $4.875 million" . August 27, 2018.
  12. ^ https://www.pocketgamer.biz/news/76960/animoca-brands-acquires-australian-indie-developer-blowfish-studios/
  13. ^ "Animoca Brands acquires GAMEE" .
  14. ^ "Animoca acquires Finnish dev TicBits" .
  15. ^ ""The Sandbox" (TSB Gaming) receives ~$3.6m in investment" .
  16. ^ "Animoca Brands acquires Finnish mobile developer Tribeflame" .
  17. ^ "Animoca Brands acquires Stryking and completes strategic capital raise" .
  18. ^ https://gamesbusinessreview.com/2019/04/04/animoca-brands-invests-6m-in-lucid-sight-developer-of-mlb-champions
  19. ^ "Animoca Brands acquires award-winning game studio Skytree" . April 12, 2019.
  20. ^ "HotCopper | ASX Share Prices, Stock Market & Share Trading Forum" .
  21. ^ "Snap is raising $1 billion to invest in content, AR, and possible acquisitions" . August 7, 2019.
  22. ^ "Animoca Brands to acquire Quidd" .
  23. ^ https://www.animocabrands.com/update-sale-game-icandy
  24. ^ "The Maker of Axie Infinity, Sky Mavis, Gets Investment from Animoca Brands" . November 7, 2019.
  25. ^ https://www.animocabrands.com/animoca-brands-invests-in-dapper
  26. ^ "Animoca buys Fuel Powered and reveals Chinese CryptoKitties deal" .
  27. ^ "Animoca Brands partners with global talent platform Talenthouse" . March 29, 2019.
  28. ^ "Animoca Brands partners with HTC for capital and mobile distribution boost" . July 12, 2018.
  29. ^ https://smallcaps.com.au/animoca-brands-chinese-marketing-partnership-iclick-interactive
  30. ^ "SoftBank's Deepcore and accelerator Zeroth team up to hunt early-stage AI opportunities" .
  31. ^ "Atari and Animoca Brands will do blockchain-based Rollercoaster Tycoon and Goon Squad games" . December 18, 2018.
  32. ^ https://www.animocabrands.com/expands-partnership-atari
  33. ^ https://www.animocabrands.com/the-sandbox-partners-with-coincheck
  34. ^ Daniels, Tom (April 1, 2021). "Animoca Brands announces Veloce partnership and investment" . Esports Insider. Retrieved April 5, 2021.
  35. ^ "Animoca Brands, Brinc launch Launchpad Luna, an accelerator for NFT startups" . TechNode Global. July 21, 2021. Retrieved July 27, 2021.
  36. ^ "Mobile Games Publisher Animoca Raises Funding From Intel, IDG-Accel" . Techcrunch. November 15, 2011.
  37. ^ "Animoca Brands secures investment from renowned Asian financial powerhouse" . August 15, 2018.
  38. ^ https://www.animocabrands.com/animoca-brands-invests-in-zeroth-ai
  39. ^ "Animoca Brands raises $2.5 million for The Sandbox blockchain gaming platform" . VentureBeat. May 22, 2019. Retrieved October 6, 2019.
  40. ^ https://www.forbes.com/sites/darrynpollock/2020/03/30/blockchain-gaming-attracting-heavy-hitters-as-square-enix-backs-tsb-gaming/
  41. ^ https://venturebeat.com/2020/03/19/the-sandbox-raises-2-million-more-to-build-out-blockchain-based-game-world/
  42. ^ https://www.blockchaingamer.biz/news/14646/animoca-brands-f1-delta-time-revv-token/
  43. ^ https://www.animocabrands.com/raises-us88888888-us1billion-valuation
  44. ^ https://venturebeat.com/2021/05/13/animoca-brands-raises-88-million-at-1-billion-valuation-to-capitalize-on-game-nfts/
  45. ^ https://www.animocabrands.com/animoca-brands-completes-usd138888888-capital-raise-with-second-tranche-of-usd50000000




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