Esports Insider’s pitch investment competition
Returning in 2022

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 will return in 2022, and we are planning for this to be in a physical format! Stay tuned for updates.

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

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.

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
Media and Entertainment Relationship Manager
HSBC Private Bank
Spike Laurie
Venture Director
Hiro Capital
Vincent Vercelli
Head of Incubation
Level 256

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.