Performance analysis and coaching service SwiftSkill has raised £150,000 during its pre-seed round of funding.
The pre-seed funding round, led by Jenson Funding Partners, aims to allow the company to expand its team and provide services to additional esports titles.
At the moment, SwiftSkill only offers its services for FPS game VALORANT.
Anil Kumar, Co-founder of SwiftSkill, said: “Every gamer plays differently and there can’t be a one-size-fits-all training for those eager to become esports professionals. At SwiftSkill, we’re giving aspiring professional gamers the insight they need to play better.
“VALORANT is just the start for us and we are eager to expand our service to other popular esports titles and across other genres. The funding from Jenson will provide the team and skills needed to address the unique metrics that each esports title provides, allowing us to service the esports champions of tomorrow.”
SwiftSkill works by providing a digital analysis tool that gives players an insight into their performance. The platform analyses data from matches, providing insights, heat maps and a breakdown of their performance.
The company was founded by Anil Kumar Peri and Shankha Subhra Dutta after the pair recognised the lack of advice available to aspiring esports players.
Jeffrey Faustin, CIO of Jenson Funding Partners, added: “The gaming sector has consistently grown in recent years and the pandemic escalated the lucrative investment opportunities present in the industry.
“Esports presents a huge opportunity and innovative businesses such as SwiftSkill are driving the growth of the industry. SwiftSkill creates an opportunity for aspiring gamers to become professionals, honing their skills in the same way that traditional athletes compete.”
Esports Insider says: The funding raised in SwiftSkill’s pre-seed round will make a huge difference as it expands its team and offers its services to additional esports titles. SwiftSkill looks to strengthen the UK’s esports scene, providing more opportunities for gamers to compete on a professional level. It will be exciting to see the end result.