Runtime, the esports nutrition company based in Berlin, announced today that it has raised a seven-digit seed round.
This was led by Everblue Management, and the seed round includes participation from the likes of BITKRAFT Esports Ventures, Döhler Ventures, Food Angels Germany and angel investors. The funding will be used to ‘expand operations, support marketing and sponsorship efforts, and further extend the range of products’.
Runtime is focused on nutrition solutions for esports players. Their range of products are ‘specifically tailored to the needs of gamers’, they contain high-performance ingredients such as isomaltulose, branched chain amino acids, proteins and nootropics to help athletes achieve peak physical and mental operating levels. As of now, Runtime offers the “Next Level Meal”, a complete meal shake with one-third of required daily nutrition; the “Performance Drink”; and the “MEGABITE”, their first protein bar. All products are aimed at ‘supplying long-lasting endurance, improve wakefulness, and increase focus without the sugar rush or fast crash’.
Runtime Founder and CEO, Aleksandrs Zavoloks commented: “We are thrilled to join forces with such amazing partners who believe in our vision of improving nutrition for gamers.
“In 2018, we will introduce additional groundbreaking products and expand into new markets. We will continue to improve and innovate our products to enable all gamers and esports athletes to reach their personal best at all times.”
Kerrie Juras of Everblue Management stated: “As both an investor in, and fan of esports, we are proud to partner with a team that recognizes esports players as true athletes. We support Runtime’s mission to provide premier products to a growing consumer base of gaming enthusiasts with discerning taste and high expectations of great product.”
We spoke to Runtime CEO Aleksandrs back in May 2017, you can read this interview here.
Esports Insider says: Whilst we’re not entirely sure what ‘isomaltulose, branched chain amino acids, proteins and nootropics’ are, they sound good, and Runtime products have, to our knowledge, been selling well. This sizable investment, with involvement from Jens Hilgers’ BITKRAFT of course, should help them take things to the next level.