Patriots' Kraft, Bucks' Lasry Invest in Video Gaming Startupby and
Skillz provides technology for mobile eSports competitions
Investors are pumping in $15 million to expand the business
Along with David Bonderman’s Wildcat Capital Management, Patriots owner Kraft Group and Bucks co-owner Marc Lasry are investing $15 million, according to Skillz, which says it has added more than four million players in the past year for a total of over six million.
More than 500 live games, including Diamond Strike, Mini Golf Stars and Big Buck Hunter Pro Tournament Edition, use Skillz technology.
Skillz said it has raised more than $28 million, which will be used to market its technology and expand the business.
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