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Andreessen Horowitz launches $600 million games VC fund

GAMES FUND ONE established to invest in games infrastructure and technologies as “key building blocks” of the metaverse

Andreessen Horowitz launches $600 million games VC fund

Andreessen Horowitz (a16z) has launched a new $600 million fund exclusively to support games industry commitments, as the firm seeks to capitalise on the ongoing “radical transformation” of the sector.

a16z is a known quality in the games industry, having provided support for Zynga, Oculus, Riot, and Epic Games among others. However, GAMES FUND ONE, has been established in the belief of games infrastructure and technology as the “key building blocks of the metaverse, an opportunity that dwarfs the current $300 billion games industry”.

The fund, led by Andrew Chen, Jonathan Lai, and James Gwertzman, will support games studios with a focus on multiplayer, UGC, and live services; games consumer apps, namechecking Twitch and Discord; and infrastructure.

King, Zynga, Riot, Roblox, and more

Key industry figureheads have joined the fund, including David Baszucki, founder of Roblox; Jason Citron, founder of Discord; Marc Merrill, cofounder of Riot Games; Mike Morhaime, cofounder of Blizzard; Aleks Larsen and Jeffrey Zirlin, cofounders of Sky Mavis; Kevin Lin, cofounder of Twitch; Mark Pincus, founder of Zynga; and Riccardo Zacconi, founder of King.

PocketGamer.biz does not need to remind you of the incredible escalation of investment and interest that the mobile and wider games industry is experiencing. Keep an eye on our Deals tracker, which catalogues every M&A, partnership, and investment news story on the site.


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