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Animoca Brands Corporation Ltd
ltd
Traded asASXAB1
ISINAU000000AB15 Edit this on Wikidata
Industryvideo game, Venture Capital
Founded2014[1]
FoundersYat Siu
Headquarters,
Key people
Robby Yung, Yat Siu
ProductsVideo games
Websitewww.animoca.com Edit this on Wikidata

Animoca (Animoca Brands Corporation Ltd) is a publicly listed developer and publisher of games and other apps for smartphone and tablet devices. With its subsidiaries Zeroth.ai, Brinc AOA and Leade.rs it is also a VC/accelerator. It was founded in January 2014 by Yat Siu.

It is listed on the Australian Securities Exchange, NASDAQ and XETRA. The Company is based in Hong Kong, Canada, Finland, and Argentina.

Video Games[edit]

Acquisitions[edit]

Leade.rs

Animoca owns 100% of the event organisation platform Leade.rs.[3]

OliveX

Animoca owns 85% of OliveX.ai, partner of lympo.com.[4] OliveX leverages AI and gamification to improve users’ health and fitness.

Zeroth.ai

Animoca owns 67% of Zeroth.ai.[5] 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.

Fuel Powered

Animoca owns 60 % of the shares in Fuel Powered, a multiplayer and live event service provider for mobile games.[6]

iCandy Interactive

Animoca is owned by A$5 million in shares of the company iCandy Interactive Limited. This corresponds to (August 2018) 8.3 % of company shares.

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

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

Mind Fund and Helix

Animoca has a partnership with venture capital firm Mind Fund and Accelerator Helix.

Brinc AOA

Animoca is co-founder of the gaming and esports accelerator Brinc AOA.

Talenthouse

Animoca has a strategic partnership with Talenthouse (US$2m for 448,413 shares of preferred stock in Talenthouse).[7]

Dapper Labs

Animoca has a partnership with the blockchain company Dapper Labs, the company behind CryptoKitties.

Pixowl, TicBits, TSB Gaming, Tribeflame, Stryking Entertainment, Lucid Sigh, Experimental Group and Skytree

Animoca owns the game developers Pixowl, TicBits, TSB Gaming, Tribeflame, Stryking Entertainment and is invested in Experimental Group and with $6M in Lucid Sigh. Animoca owns 75% of the game developer Skytree.[8][9][10][11][12][13][14]

Sky Mavis

Animoca invested in Sky Mavis, the maker of Axie Infinity.[15]

Quidd

Animoca acquired Quidd.[16][17]

Partnerships[edit]

HTC

Animoca 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.[18]

iClick Interactive Asia Limited

Animoca has a partnership with iClick Interactive Asia Limited. The deal is expected to generate $8 million in revenues for Animoca in 2019.[19]

Softbanks Deepcore

Animocas Zeroth.ai and Softbanks Deepcore have a partnership.[20]

Atari

Animoca has a partnership with Atari. As a pilot project Animoca develops a blockchain version of RollerCoaster Tycoon.[21]

Funding[edit]

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).[22]

On August 15, 2018, Animoca raised $1 million investment by Sun Hung Kai and $0.5 million by strategic partner Lympo.[23]

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.[24]

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://thesiliconreview.com/magazines/animoca-brands-revolutionizing-the-branded-mobile-gaming-industry
  2. ^ "Animoca Brands has an early lead in blockchain gaming boom". February 21, 2019. Retrieved March 14, 2019.
  3. ^ https://www.dealstreetasia.com/stories/animoca-leade-rs-133985
  4. ^ https://www.animocabrands.com/animoca-brands-launches-olivex
  5. ^ https://techcrunch.com/2018/10/02/zeroth-bags-investment-from-animoca
  6. ^ https://www.pocketgamer.biz/asia/news/67405/animoca-announces-chinese-cryptokitties-deal
  7. ^ https://www.proactiveinvestors.com.au/companies/news/217473/animoca-brands-partners-with-global-talent-platform-talenthouse-217473.html
  8. ^ https://venturebeat.com/2018/08/26/animoca-brands-acquires-sandbox-game-developer-pixowl-for-4-875-million
  9. ^ https://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2016-07-04-animoca-acquires-finnish-dev-ticbits
  10. ^ https://www.animocabrands.com/the-sandbox-receives-3-6m
  11. ^ https://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2018-02-07-animoca-brands-acquires-finish-mobile-developer-tribeflame
  12. ^ https://www.animocabrands.com/acquire-stryking-capital-raise
  13. ^ https://gamesbusinessreview.com/2019/04/04/animoca-brands-invests-6m-in-lucid-sight-developer-of-mlb-champions
  14. ^ https://www.proactiveinvestors.com.au/companies/news/218456/animoca-brands-acquires-award-winning-game-studio-skytree-218456.html
  15. ^ https://www.cryptonewsz.com/the-maker-of-axie-infinity-sky-mavis-gets-investment-from-animoca-brands/50903
  16. ^ https://venturebeat.com/2019/08/06/snap-is-raising-1-billion-to-invest-in-content-ar-and-possible-acquisitions
  17. ^ https://www.animocabrands.com/animoca-brands-to-acquire-quidd
  18. ^ https://smallcaps.com.au/animoca-brands-partners-htc-capital-mobile-distribution
  19. ^ https://smallcaps.com.au/animoca-brands-chinese-marketing-partnership-iclick-interactive
  20. ^ https://techcrunch.com/2018/11/19/deepcore-and-zeroth-team-up
  21. ^ https://venturebeat.com/2018/12/17/atari-and-animoca-brands-will-do-blockchain-based-rollercoaster-tycoon-and-goon-squad-games/
  22. ^ "Mobile Games Publisher Animoca Raises Funding From Intel, IDG-Accel". Techcrunch. November 15, 2011.
  23. ^ http://www.proactiveinvestors.com.au/companies/news/202919/animoca-brands-secures-investment-from-renowned-asian-financial-powerhouse-202919.html
  24. ^ "Animoca Brands raises $2.5 million for The Sandbox blockchain gaming platform". VentureBeat. May 22, 2019. Retrieved October 6, 2019.

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