In this, the penultimate part of gaming and entertainment companies that matter in the rise of the Metaverse powered by the Metaverse Insider, we have some exciting prospects to showcase. Oh, and just in case you missed it from the beginning, here is the link to the first part of the series.
ZkTMeta is a Melbourne, Australia-based startup that focuses on innovation, sustainability, green solutions such as green mining with significant returns, and gaming with its Layer2 wallet as a great getaway for the GameFi and Layer 2 Metaverse.
ZkTMeta solves Ethereum’s congestion and high transaction cost problems with a fast, secure, inexpensive, and environmentally friendly Layer 2 solution and offers zero-knowledge proof sustainable cloud mining which reduces energy consumption, especially when compared to the energy consumption of other Blockchain networks.
Founded in 2020 by Lance Zhang, ZkTMeta has raised a total of $15 million in funding over one round.
2. Ninja Syndicate
Founded in 2020 by Alex Dunmow, Ninja Syndicate is a game development, crypto native, software engineering studio based in Perth, Australia.
After building client software for the last 5 years, the startup has pivoted to building in the crypto space, beginning the development of its Supremacy game over the last year, before interest in the Metaverse blew up. Now its team of eighty engineers, designers and community developers are fully focused on pursuing its passion in crypto, Web3 and NFTs, striving to bring crypto gaming and the Metaverse to the masses.
Gameflip is an innovation-focused technology company creating the commerce engine for the gaming Metaverse enabling all ecosystem participants including gamers, creators, brands, and developers to connect, safely conduct commerce and mutually share the benefits. Led by serial entrepreneurs and veterans in the technology and gaming industries, the team specializes in building safe, secure and highly scalable platforms for transacting digital assets (NFTs), digital goods and services.
Since launching in 2015, its six million loyal community members have safely transacted over $120 million on the Gameflip platform. By combining its simple and intuitive platform with blockchain technology that delivers transparent ownership and playable NFTs, Gameflip is making NFTs accessible and safe for the mainstream.
The Gameflip Platform utilizes environmentally friendly and sustainable technology that captures the benefits of blockchain technology without all of its complexities. Transactions within the Gameflip platform are fully secure using fiat or cryptocurrencies, do not require mining or gas fees and have built-in regulatory compliance.
Founded by JT Nguyen and Terry Ngo, Gameflip is located in the San Jose Bay Area and has raised an impressive $8.5 million in funding to date, backed by the likes of Bullpen Capital, GoAhead Ventures, Lightbank, and PlayNext.
MaaS.place (by MultimediaFi) is a Metaverse-as-a-Service cloud platform. Its aim is to allow anyone (including those without programming skills) to create his/her metaverse.
Founded in 2022 by Jason Mok, Hong Kong-based MaaS.place allows customers to use MaaS to build, publish, host, and manage their own Metaverse for advertising, gaming, business processes, virtual office, social networking, finance, blockchain, and other related purposes.
5. PANGU by Kenal
PANGU by Kenal, another startup out of Hong Kong, is one of Asia’s leading one-stop metaverse development solution agencies that takes a “Meta-venturous” approach to its business, from strategic planning, business development, and marketing solutions to land purchase, design and development, NFT assets creation and trading, gaming, and social experience creation, all the while connecting people both virtually and in reality.
Founded in 2021 by Kenny Ng, PANGU’s mission is not only to help develop space and assets but to create a community where users can have a truly immersive experience, but also to push environmental sustainability, social engagement, education, NGOs, and charity through themed experience and asset creation.