Razer Officially Launches zVentures, Looks to Invest $30 Million in Esports, VR, Gaming Software Tech

A year after its announcement in November 2015, Razer officially launched its zVentures fund, which will give$30 million towards ideas for gaming and computers.

Do you have an idea of the next big thing in esports, gaming, orcomputers?

Razer is listening, and it has about $30 million tohelp fund those ideas through their new zVentures investmentfund.

The officialwebsite for zVentures updated itself earlier thisweek, and other media outlets from around the web reported that thecompany is accepting ideas.

Specifically, the company is looking for ideas in IoT, software,advanced manufacturing, robotics, VR and AR, gaming software tech,and, interestingly enough, esports.

There has been no word on what Razer could be investing inspecifically for esports, but speculation would indicate that theywould be interested in technology to improve events andstreaming.

Last year, Razer snatched up a significant portion of Ouya,albeit with a smaller investment pool of around $5 million. This,along with the $75million investment of Hangzhou Liaison Interactive, helpedcatapult the company into a billion dollar entity.

With that valuation, Razer is now playing a game of venturecapatalism and, through zVentures, is looking for its billiondollar idea.


What specifically do you think Razer is looking to invest in foresports?

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James Mattone is a journalist for GAMURS and can be contacted byemail at [email protected] or onTwitter –@TheJamesMattone.