Ancient8, a GameFi infrastructure developer and Vietnam’s largest blockchain gaming guild and community, on Thursday announced the completion of a $6 million private round of financing led by Makers Fund and C2 Ventures, along with participation from existing and new investors Pantera Capital, 6th Man Ventures, IOSG Ventures, Folius Ventures, Morningstar Ventures, Th3ia Capital, Sky9 Capital, and Play Ventures, among others.
Founded in July 2021, Ancient8 is building software to create infrastructure for GameFi, with a focus on community and software. Ancient8 helps GameFi studios identify high quality gamers and run Web3-native targeted advertising through the Ancient8 GameFi Identity product and Ancient8 Launchpads.
For gamers and crypto communities, Ancient8 helps create their GameFi identity profile, track and showcase their achievements in Web3, discover high quality blockchain games, access guild scholarships, and learn about blockchain more effectively.
With a mission to reach, educate, and empower the first native generation of metaverse citizens on the blockchain, Ancient8 has built an active community of more than 200,000 members, providing GameFi education through the Ancient8 Blog, Twitter, Discord, and Ancient8 Research Portal – the first institutional-grade research portal for GameFi.
Ancient8 manages the largest blockchain gaming guild in Vietnam with more than 3,500 scholars using their own guild management software. It has partnered with over 25 top GameFi projects to date, including Axie Infinity, CyBall, Phantom Galaxies, Bigtime, Tatsumeeko, Delysium, Blast Royale, Apeiron, Angelic and many more.
With this round of financing, Ancient8 will accelerate the development of GameFi infrastructure and the metaverse by building the next generation of software products, communities, and guilds. In the coming months, Ancient8 will launch a GameFi Identity product and a pair of GameFi Tokens and NFT Launchpads, designed to enhance the go-to-market strategy of Web3 games.