Kalie Moore

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BITKRAFT is an early stage investor and company builder focused entirely on the esports sector. We found, support, and scale esports startups along with the industry’s most influential companies. Founded in 2015, we are active in both Berlin and Los Angeles, the epicenters of the western esports world.

BITKRAFT is home to a diverse range of entrepreneurs, operators, and investors who are building businesses, creating and expanding opportunities, and developing new technologies that benefit esports players, fans, and stakeholders around the globe.


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High-Level Esports Executives Launch Communications Consultancy Firm

Thiemo Bräutigam – February 13th, 2018

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Inc. Magazine

How 3 Women Are Shaping the Esports Narrative Behind the Scenes

Darren Heitner – February 13th, 2018

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Sport Techie

Esports Digital Trading Card Platform Raises $2M Seed Round

Mitch Reames – January 31st, 2018

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VentureBeat raises $2 million for esports digital trading cards

Dean Takahashi – January 31st, 2018

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Ex-Zynga execs raise $15 million for their new gaming studio, Manticore Games

Jonathan Schieber – December 14th, 2017


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Jens Hilgers


Jens Hilgers is a Founding Partner of BITKRAFT Esports Ventures. Considered a godfather of esports, Jens began his esports career in 1997. While still in college, he built, a news portal for online PC games, launched the first German Clan League and build and hosted Gamers Gathering, Europe’s biggest Lan-Party. After founding and leading multiple startups in the esports space, Jens founded Turtle Entertainment in 2000. As CEO for ten years, Jens grew the company into the world's most prestigious esports brand and, along with it, paved the way for esports to go mainstream. In 2015, international entertainment company, MTG, acquired a majority stake in Turtle Entertainment, marking the first acquisition of an esports company by a traditional media organization.

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Markus Fuhrmann


Markus is a Founding Partner of BITKRAFT Esports Ventures. Previously, Markus co-founded Delivery Hero, the Berlin-based food delivery unicorn, currently valued at over three billion dollars. Prior to Delivery Hero, Markus was a Partner at Team Europe, co-founded the Web2Asia incubator, was an advisor at the Austrian VC firm Gamma Capital Partners and has made various angel investments in internet startups.