Kippo, the dating and social for video gamers, has raised $2 million in its latest funding round.
The company’s larger idea is to create a next-generation gaming app that modernizes the way that people connect and meet. It also aims to eliminate some of the stigma around gamers and show that the majority of them are not recluse.
The funding round was led by Primer Sazze Partners and included contributions from NextGen Venture and IHeartComix. Multiple unnamed former Tinder executives also helped raised the funds.
CEO of Kippo David Park told Screen Rant: “As a gamer myself, I’ve made a lot of friends. I have found platonic friends and romantic relationships and friends in general through video games.
“We believe the best way to interact online and to get to know each other is to play video games together”.
The capital will primarily be used to expand the interactive features on the app.
Park added: “The bigger plan is to create a platform for everybody, a platform that is a gamified experience for people to meet new people.
“The demographic that’s most comfortable with interacting with others in an online virtual setting has been gamers for decades. Because of COVID-19, other people are starting to learn the joys of interacting online”.
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