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Dragoneer Expected to Lead Discord Round at $15 Billion Value

  • Video game chat business expected to raise over $500 million
  • Startup shunned takeover interest from Microsoft, others
The Discord Inc. application for download in the Apple App Store.

The Discord Inc. application for download in the Apple App Store.

Photographer: Tiffany Hagler-Geard/Bloomberg

Dragoneer Investment Group is expected to lead an investment that would value popular video game chat platform Discord Inc. at around $15 billion, according to people familiar with the matter. 

The round is expected to include participation by several existing investors, said the people, who asked not to be identified because the information was private. The financing is set to raise at least $500 million, one of the people said.