Gaming, esports, and interactive media-focused venture capital firm BITKRAFT Ventures announced the recent hiring of Carlos Pereira as principal, Piers Kicks, and Faye Maidment as associates and Sebastian Park as a venture partner. BITKRAFT Ventures, which currently operates five venture funds with a total of over $500M USD in assets under management, has more than doubled its headcount in the past year.
Carlos Pereira previously worked at Eldridge, where he was an early member of the investment team and focused on sports, media, and interactive entertainment investments such as early-stage investments in Cloud9, Elo Entertainment, and Fevo. Pereira also held strategy and finance leadership roles at VENN, where he remains a member of the team and actively involved in gaming media.
Piers Kicks was a founding partner in the investment arm of Delphi Digital. Kicks will remain a venture partner in the fund to cover the earliest-stage crypto opportunities across NFTs, gaming, and interactive media.
Faye Maidment was formerly an associate on the investment team at Unshackled Ventures and on the early growth team at avatar app, Facemoji. Maidment is also a co-founder of the weekly Gen Z internet culture newsletter High Tea.
Sebastian Park was formerly the vice president of esports for the Houston Rockets, where he created Clutch Gaming, a former franchised team in the League of Legends Championship Series (LCS). Sebastian also serves as a board of directors member for SportsTek Acquisition Corp.
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