5X5 Gaiming, a San Francisco, CA-based cross-platform gaming company, raised $1.7M in Seed funding.
The round was led by Com2uS, Harmony, The Sandbox and YGG, with participation from Dialectic Capital, Lucid Blue Ventures, Ed Lu, Michael Vorhaus and Andrew Chan.
The company intends to use the funds to build core games.
Led by Deniz Gezgin, founder and CEO, 5X5 Gaming is a cross-platform gaming company that focuses on building games with are made with digital collectibles and competitive and social gaming experiences.
5×5 Gaming is headquartered in San Francisco, but has employees in Los Angeles, Chicago, Mexico, Vietnam, India and Turkey.
The company’s first game, Battle of Kingdoms, will celebrate and honor a number of cultures from around the world, and allow players to play, collect and digitally own (via NFTs) historical warriors and soldiers from different cultures. The company is consulting with historians and local experts to ensure proper representation for all characters and nations.
Gezgin brings a broad range of experience to lead 5×5 Gaming. A former teen Turkish athletics national team member, he worked his way through college and postgrad, and has held leadership and strategic positions in game development as well as digital collectibles, including leading the digital division of Topps.