We are excited to welcome the entire GOALS team to the Northzone family, after leading their $15M seed round, with participation from Not Boring Capital, Cassius, Nicolas Julia, Gerard Pique, Axie Afinity’s Aleksander Larsen, Alexis Bonte, Matthew Ball, Daniel Nathan (Homa Games), David Gandler (FuboTV), as well as previous investors, our friends from Cherry Ventures and Moonfire Ventures. This brings GOALS total funding to $19M.
GOALS is building a free to play, fast-paced and multiplayer-first football game that offers players the ability to own and develop their players, squads and franchises. We fundamentally believe an increasing amount of value will be created and consumed digitally as consumers spend more time online and explore the potential of web3 and the Metaverse. NFTs are key to this vision as they enable virtual worlds and economies to be owned and controlled in a decentralized fashion, by their creators, participants, and contributors. GOALS is in a unique position to bring hundreds of millions of gamers onto Web3 using their experience from gaming and competitive esports and ultimately provide real utility value for NFTs.
We’re proud to back the incredibly talented at GOALS, a group of gaming and e-sports veterans building a game for the hundreds of millions of football fans globally. CEO Andreas Thorstensson is a former Counter-Strike world champion and e-sport legend, having founded SK Gaming, while co-founders Göran Syberg Falguera, Liza Lind, Hampus Ericstam and Hampus Ohlsson each bring skills across Gaming development, as parts of the team behind DICE’s Battlefield series, Design and Web 3.0.
Pär-Jörgen Pärson, our Partner joining the board adds: “Andreas has gathered a stellar team around him and they’ve identified a unique opportunity at the intersection of Web3, the metaverse and football, the world’s largest sport. We believe Web3 and distributed ledger technology will power the next generation of businesses in the gaming space and GOALS is poised to become a leader in this category”.
GOALS, if you are the best, play the best!