Esports Insider is pleased to announce Deloitte and Nations Ventures as partners of the fourth instalment of The Clutch Digital, the esports-focused pitch investment competition, this time during ESI Digital Winter (November 18-19th, #ESIDIGITAL).
Taking place on day two of the digital conference, November 19th, The Clutch Digital welcomes a panel of esteemed investors to judge four esports-related startups.
Last year, the inaugural edition of The Clutch debuted during ESI London. Pivoting with the ESI events, the Clutch went digital during May’s ESI Digital Summit, and again during August’s ESI Digital Summer. Previous victors include Gscience taking ESI London, TEAMS crowned during ESI Digital Summit, and Anzu was victorious at ESI Digital Summer. Who will be November’s ESI Digital Winter edition’s champion?
The Clutch Digital provides an opportunity for startups to pitch to active investors in the esports industry, as well as to a live audience online. The application deadline for the competition is November 6th, startups looking to end Q4 with a bang are encouraged to apply to the final instalment of the investment competition this year.
The esteemed panel of judges features members of The Clutch Digital’s Key Partners:
- Christian Christoefl, Investment Banking Vice President of Deloitte
- Patrick Mahoney, CEO of We Are Nations
The Clutch Digital provides a unique platform to showcase products and ambitions to experienced investors and those who are invited to pitch will have the opportunity for pre-event editorial to promote their products.
Successful applicants will be notified by November 12th. The four accepted applicants will receive two complimentary tickets each to ESI Digital Winter to enjoy the event’s panels and showcases before taking The Clutch Digital stage for a four-minute pitch and six-minute Q&A session with the judges.
Patrick Mahoney, CEO of We Are Nations, commented: “The Clutch is one of the highlights of an ESI Summit, and I’ve enjoyed watching it just as much as I’ve enjoyed participating. Ideas have always driven innovation in business. But innovation in esports is rivalled by no other industry right now. I am thrilled to be right in the middle of it with ESI, The Clutch Digital, and Nations Ventures.”
Natalia Vasilyeva, VP of Marketing at Anzu, victor of the most recent The Clutch Digital competition, added: “Winning The Clutch Digital came at a pivotal moment for Anzu. The expert panel of judges selecting Anzu as the competition’s winner was proof that Anzu’s in-game advertising solution is a valuable contribution to the esports industry.
“The coverage and association with The Clutch Digital by Esports Insider has been great exposure for Anzu. Coupled with unveiling our partnership with Axis Games to bring the first-ever programmatic PC campaign in esports, Anzu has been able to strengthen our positioning in the space since the competition.”
Apply for The Clutch Digital now before November 6th!