Mike Stubbs . Business . Friday 17th February 2017 . 09:46
Plays.TV, the service that can be used to record, replay, and relive games and streams, has received massive investment from multiple parties.
The company has raised $15 million in Series A funding, with an investment fund associated with the owners and executives of the San Francisco 49ers and basketball star Jeremy Lin, who is an avid Dota 2 player, putting up some cash along with some more traditional VC funding groups.
"Plays.tv grew very quickly since its launch and our community really embraced the platform not just for the social sharing but for replaying and improving as players,” said founder and CEO of Plays.TV, Dennis Fong. “With Shasta and our other investors, we are in a great position to make Plays.tv the most personal and relevant source of gameplay content, and the de facto platform to replay and share videos to get better at your game.”
“Similar to watching game tape after NBA games, I love how Plays.tv allows gamers to analyze their own replays," said Jeremy Lin. "This enables players to identify what's working and what can be improved. I'm excited to see the pros continue to transform their game with tools like Plays.tv."
“Plays.tv is as essential to gamers as reviewing tape is to NFL coaches,” said Brano Perkovich, Chief Investment Officer, San Francisco 49ers. “We believe Plays.tv can become a tool that PC gamers can’t live without.”