Singapore-based Bowled, the world’s fastest-growing sports tech company built at the intersection of sports, gaming, and blockchain technology, raised an undisclosed amount from marquee global investors, including Axie Infinity’s Sky Mavis Labs.
Bowled provides comprehensive solutions for IP holders and sports enthusiasts by creating cutting-edge platforms that connect fans to their favourite sports, fostering lasting connections between sports organisations and their passionate fan base.
Their first venture, Bowled.io, is a social GameFi platform built around cricket (2.5 Billion global viewership), offering a variety of mid-core strategies and fun games on its mobile app. Supported by strategic partnerships with the likes of Sky Mavis Labs (Axie Infinity IP and access to 10M active web3 gamers), International Cricket Association (IP of 900+ international cricketers), gaming guilds, and collaborations with gaming studios, Bowled.io, with its unified economy, enables fans to connect and compete with each other, play games, join fantasy contests, participate in user-led economies, own and trade digital collectables, win rewards and much more. Their app has seen more than 12M games played and 30M+ interactions by a scaled user base. They’ve also onboarded Harsha Bhogle, the globally acclaimed cricket commentator, also known as “Voice of Cricket”, as their strategic investor and brand ambassador.
By collaborating with global IP holders, Bowled plans to deploy various platforms to provide unparalleled experiences for fans worldwide and expand into other sports, such as basketball, football, combat sports, F1, and tennis.
With a state-of-the-art tech stack combining JS microservices, utility sockets, node bridges, and zkEVMs, Bowled extends its influence by offering ‘platform-as-a-service’ solutions to partner studios across Asia and Europe. Beyond sports and gaming studios, they also have upcoming intellectual property rights of one of the world’s biggest Resort operators (IP at USA, Macau) and tourism boards of the countries (including one of the most visited countries in APAC) to build innovative experiences with their sophisticated infrastructure.
Backed by a roster of esteemed institutional and angel investors, Bowled distinguishes itself as a formidable player in the industry. Investors include Sky Mavis (operators of Axie Infinity), Big Brain Holdings, Jump Crypto, Impossible Finance, SnapFinger DAO, Assembly Partners, YGG, Cambium Groove Hedge Fund, Evos eSports, Caballeros Capital and several celebrity and angel investors from the leadership of some of the biggest companies in the world such as Disney, Google, Facebook, McKinsey, Alibaba, etc., have strategically invested in Bowled.
The team at Bowled, which consists of serial entrepreneurs, gamers, tech geeks, and professional athletes who’ve built multi-million dollar sports businesses, have tirelessly built through the crypto winter and bear market to lay the meticulous groundwork and create robust infra and community. Now, post-funding, Bowled is all set to launch the ICO of its ecosystem tokens, $BWLD, in Q1 2024 to create more value for the community and further fund its expansion.