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

NEXT EDITION

The Clutch is next set to take place in Digital form at ESI Digital Summer (8th-9th September). We’re seeking applicants to pitch their concept to a panel of investors with experience in the industry.

Click here to submit your application!

PAST WINNERS INCLUDE

TEAMS.GG

2020 | ESI Digital Summit

A social network focused on finding players people they can queue with, both casually and competitively.
Watch TEAMS.GG’s pitch at
ESI Digital Summit!

ANZU

2020 | ESI Digital Summer

An up and coming firm offering sophisticated and seamless in game advertising.
Watch Anzu’s pitch at
ESI Digital Summer!

G-SCIENCE

2019 | ESI London

A provider market leading sports science and data analytics to develop healthier, happier and more successful gamers.
Watch G-Science’s winner’s interview at
ESI London

PREVIOUS JUDGES

Malte Barth
Founding Partner
BITKRAFT
Fabio La Franca
Investment Director
Station12 Ventures
David Gowans
Head of Creative Technologies, Games & Esports
Barclays
David Martin
Director
Esports Global
Patrick Mahoney
CEO
We Are Nations Inc
Matthieu Dallon
CEO
Trust Esport Ventures
Helen Sarah Gammons
Relationship Manager - Media & Entertainment Group
HSBC Private Bank
Spike Laurie
Venture Director
Hiro Capital
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PREVIOUS SPONSORS

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. You can also see the sponsorship deck for the upcoming edition here.