ABOUT

The Clutch was born at ESI London 2019 and is a live pitch investment competition with the aim of helping esports-related start-up companies in need of funding and/or mentorship.

Over 60 companies have applied to The Clutch so far, and amongst the winners and losers, there have been many standout companies!

NEXT EDITION

After an incredible The Clutch @ ESI London and ESI Singapore, where Mouseskins and E1 Championship were crowned winners, The Clutch will be back with another bang in 2023!

SECTOR PARTNERS

LEGAL PARTNER

PAST WINNERS

MOUSESKINS

2022 | ESI London

An independent peripherals brand created to offer a tailored service to all players seeking to define their mice and stand out from the crowd.

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E1 CHAMPIONSHIP

2022 | ESI Singapore

The premier SEA sim-racing championship, focussing on making motorsports accessible for all.

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TEAMS.GG

2020 | ESI Digital Summit

A social network focused on finding players people they can queue with, both casually and competitively.

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ANZU

2020 | ESI Digital Summer

An up and coming firm offering sophisticated and seamless in game advertising.

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G-SCIENCE

2019 | ESI London

A provider market leading sports science and data analytics to develop healthier, happier and more successful gamers.

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ITERO GAMING

2021 | ESI Digital Summer

A revolutionary data analysis tool designed to give pro teams and the average player the edge at a very early stage of development.

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THE CLUTCH ADVISORY BOARD

The Clutch Advisory Board is a handpicked collective of esteemed individuals, from investors to sector / industry specialists, who will be on hand to offer their expertise and insight to those start ups who come through the ranks of The Clutch.

Spike Laurie
Spike Laurie
Venture Director
Hiro Capital
Marco Blume
Marco Blume
Board Member / angel investor
Skybox
Joanie Kraut
Joanie Kraut
CEO
Women in Games International
Joey Brander
Joey Brander
President/Managing Partner
First Serve Partners
Vincent Vercelli
Vincent Vercelli
Head of Incubation
Level 256
Dan Bravato
Dan Bravato
President
SeventySix Capital
Helen Sarah Gammons
Helen Sarah Gammons
Senior Vice President, Media & Entertainment
Citi Private Bank
Shahar​ ​Sorek
Shahar​ ​Sorek
Chief Marketing Officer
Overwolf
Kesem Fine
Kesem Fine
Business Development Manager
Overwolf
Kirsty Endfield
Kirsty Endfield
Founder & Director
Swipe Right PR

PREVIOUS PARTNERS

WANT TO GET INVOLVED?

If you’ve any questions about involving your brand in The Clutch, or any ideas or opportunities to discuss please reach out via [email protected], or directly to any team members.