Investment Announcement - February 28, 2022
Gaming Revolution for International Development (GRID)
Zell Capital is excited to announce our investment in the over-subscribed Seed Round for GRID, maker of the Breshna no-code game development platform.
The $1.3 million seed round was led by 11 Tribes and Blockchain Founders Fund, with participation from Realist Ventures, Formless Capital, Mask Network, strategic angels and investors in a Republic.com equity crowdfunding campaign.
GRID is a US-based tech start-up that is unleashing the power of no code to transform video game creation. The team is building Breshna, a platform that empowers users to create video games with no-code, at low-cost & lightning speed. So everyone, without any coding or design skills, can make their own educational, marketing, training and social video games! Think Canva for video games.
Breshna Empowers Everyone To CreateTheir Own Video Game
“Breshna operates at the intersection of 3 exploding tech trends; no-code content creation, serious games and NFTs. We are building for a world where everyone, irrespective of their coding and design skills, can tell a story through video games.”
~Mariam Nusrat, Founder & CEO of GRID.
Breshna creates games at no code and with lighting speed.
GRID Founder Mariam Nusrat, an immigrant female entrepreneur, has 11 years of experience in the Edtech space and 7 years in the purposeful video games industry.
For this work, she has been recognized on the Forbes Next 1000 List and is a recipient of the Clinton Global Initiative University Honor Roll Alumni Award. She is backed by a team of 18 passionate and capital efficient game developers and designers.
GRID and Zell Capital are not affiliated.
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