Heroic Story raises $6M to build tabletop RPG platform for Web3

by | Nov 17, 2022 | Technology

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Heroic Story has raised $6 million to build a Web3-enabled tabletop role-playing game platform.

The Los Angeles company’s aim is to enable storytellers to imagine new worlds for open game franchises, and it recently released an online version of Legends of Fortunata, a tabletop role-playing game franchise created by the company’s founders.

Upfront Ventures led the round with participation from Multicoin Capital and Polygon Technology, bringing the company’s total financing to date to $7.4 million, said Jay Rosenkrantz, CEO of Heroic Story, in an interview with GamesBeat.

The round also included participation from strategic angels including Jonathan Lai (a16z Games Fund One), Steve Arhancet (CEO Team Liquid), Richard Ma (CEO Quantstamp), Orange DAO, George Strompolos (founder Fullscreen), Wolfgang Hammer (head of film, Miramax), and screenwritingduo Ryan and Kaz Firpo (Marvel’s “Eternals”).

Previous investors include Transcend Fund, Kevin Lin (co-founder Twitch), Holly Liu (co-founder Kabam), and Furqan Rydhan (CEO Thirdweb). The funds will be used to hire talent, market the live beta, and build on-chain technology to support a massively multiplayer world governed by professional game mastersand directed by millions of players.

Rozenkrantz and his brother Scott started Heroic Story in the summer of 2019 at the Y Combinator accelerator. Since September 2021, the company has been building a massively multiplayer version Legends of Fortunata.

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