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WGF is a startup having raised 4M € since its creation

Esport, a new media!

World Gaming Federation was founded in 2015 by several experts from the video games and esports markets. Our ambition and vision is to provide tools adapted to our market. The structuring of data through different activities will allow us in a short time to offer data analysis services.

Our market

The video games and esports markets have been growing exponentially for several years. Endemic and non-endemic brands are investing substantial budgets and players are becoming more professional.

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Billion players

US$ billion turnover

Million viewers in 2019

YoY growth

OUR AMBITION

Become the main web platform for data of video games and esports players. Structuring the market through the creation of innovative technological tools.

OUR ROAD TO SUCCESS

  • 1

    FOUNDING

    10 March, 2015

    In March 2015 and after 2 years of design and R&D, WGF is co-founded by several enthusiasts of video games and digital.

  • 2

    Subventions

    2016

    Obtained several grants, BPI French Tech grant, H2020 Phase 1 from the European Commission, and first fundraising from business angels and love money.

  • 3

    First year of activity - 250k€

    31 december, 2016

    We have always made it a priority to generate income in order to support the growth of our activity. After 6 months of operations, we have generated € 250,000 in turnover.

  • 4

    700k€ seed fundraising

    2017

    Fundraising from several professional business angel networks: Paris Business Angels, Val Angels, ESSEC BA & ESCP BA

  • 5

    African subsidiary creation

    2017

    In order to address our African markets more efficiently, in 2017 we opened an African office based in Casablanca, Morocco.

  • 6

    2M€ fundraising

    June, 2018

    Following a good increase in activity in 2018 and promising contracts, we have raised € 2 million from 2 investment funds (Normandie Participations and NCI), BPI France, and business angel networks.

  • 7

    12 employees

    2019

    Our team is made up of web developers, designers, event and commercial project managers. We are also supported by a network of 250 freelancers.

OUR INVESTORS



Normandie Participations

Normandie Participations invested in WGF in June 2018 during a € 2M round


Normandy Capital Invest

Normandie Participations invested in WGF in June 2018 during a € 2M round


Business Angels

Several business angels, some from our market, have invested in WGF since 2015

INTERESTED IN INVESTING IN ESPORTS?

We are looking for investors with the capacity to support us in the development of the activity

Mehdi Sakaly

CEO

François Hermand

Managing Director