Hollywood film star and technology evangelist Ashton Kutcher has joined competitive eSports wagering platform Unikrn’s Series A investment round via venture capital firm Sound Ventures (https://www.crunchbase.com).
Kutcher, who recently played technology pioneer Steve Jobs (Founder of Apple) in the film “Jobs”, has a solid investment track record having invested in popular enterprises such as SoundCloud, Airbnb, Uber and FourSquare.
Kutcher and business partner Guy Oseary (Co-Founder of Sound Ventures) will advise and monitor Unikrn as the company prepares to bring new products to market.
Announced on June 30, Unikrn Series A round had raised $7 million in capital, to date the Seattle based start-up has raised $10 million in funding (Crunchbase profile). The ambitious company, led by former Microsoft Ventures Director Rahul Sood aims to become the market leader in competitive eSports gameplay and eSports wagering.
Commenting on the investment of Sound Ventures Rahul Sood, CEO Unikrn stated;
“I’m thrilled to be launching Unikrn Arena to the world, and releasing the Unikrn Vault App to allow our users to generate Unikoins is something we’re all really excited about,”
“At the same time, bringing Ashton Kutcher and Guy Oseary on was a big deal for me. They are well known for picking winning consumer technology companies and are incredibly connected. We’re looking forward to working with their team to help make Unikrn Arena a big success.”
“I’ve had the pleasure of investing and being involved in a number of outstanding startups, and Unikrn stood out because they are completely changing how people engage with eSports,” said Ashton Kutcher.
“eSports are mainstreaming, and Unikrn Arena provides fans with an additional level of excitement not found elsewhere.”