SorareData raises 700k$ to build the future of play-to-earn games companion apps
Paris, September 2nd, 2021 — SorareData, the go-to platform for every Sorare player, has completed a pre-seed round of $700k. The funding comes from leading investors led by Seedcamp and followed by Sorare, Kima Ventures, Cygni Labs and business angels.
Founded in June 2020, SorareData (SD) provides data and tools to enhance the experience of every Sorare manager: aggregated market data, football players stats, decision-making tools & side games are amongst the key features of the platform.
From its inception, SorareData has become the key companion app for every Sorare player to make sure they thrive and succeed in the game: more than 80% of 10+ Sorare card owners are registered on SorareData.
This financing round will enable the company to hire elite engineers and designers to grow the current platform and continue to deliver meaningful features to its users. With the new addition of Sorare limited (1/1000) cards, SorareData is currently helping hundreds of new users every day making their first steps in the play-to-earn gaming platform. Thanks to the addition of market-leading investors and using its experience with the Sorare community, SD will also explore opportunities to build companion apps for other play-to-earn games.
“I am thrilled to be joined by such inspiring and successful investors in this incredible journey.” said Maxime Hagenbourger, SorareData founder. “With the emergence of play-to-earn games, players will look for companion apps to help them in their gaming experiences. Starting with Sorare managers, we look forward to taking part in the changes brought by this new gaming model, making players successful wherever they play.”
“Since the inception of Sorare and other play-to-earn games, Seedcamp has always been following the growth of the ecosystem as strong believers that it would change the way we play today.” said Sia Houchangnia, Partner at Seedcamp. “SorareData brings a completely new dimension to Sorare and we’re very excited to see Maxime and his team deliver other companion apps for upcoming NFT projects.”
“We are incredibly excited to be backing SorareData and Maxime on its way to becoming the companion app for all data-driven Sorare managers. He has achieved so much in such a small amount of time, be it side-games, aggregating scoring data and financial data, in less than 12 months.” Nicolas Julia, CEO at Sorare, commented: “We are building an open game, where any community member can contribute with side games, side apps and become part of the movement. We are very proud of supporting SorareData in making their ambitious vision a reality.”
Founded in 2020, SorareData is the go-to platform for Sorare players. It provides player stats, market data, decision-making tools, side games and much more to enhance the experience of every Sorare manager. SorareData is helping play-to-earn games players to access all tools & data they need to improve their gaming experience.
Seedcamp is Europe’s seed fund, investing early in world-class founders attacking large, global markets and solving real problems using technology. The Seedcamp Nation includes over 350 companies building breakout businesses that change the way we live, interact and buy and includes European unicorns: TransferWise, Revolut and UiPath.
Founded in 2018, Sorare was created by football fans for football fans. Through blockchain digital collectibles and its global fantasy football, the company is on a mission to become ‘the game within the game’.
Sorare is transforming online sports fandom and giving its community a new way to connect to the clubs and players that they love. The platform had a card sales volume of over $130m since January 2021 across 160 countries. Based in Paris, Sorare is funded by a world-class team including Benchmark, Accel Partners, Headline, and footballers Gerard Piqué, Antoine Griezmann and Rio Ferdinand.