Boom Raises $3.5MM for eSports 3D Live Streaming, VR

Lucas Matney reports in TechCrunch reports that Boom.tv “closed a $3.5 million seed round with participation from First Round Capital, Tandem Capital, Crosscut Ventures, Betaworks, Boost VC, BITKRAFT eSports Ventures and select angel investors.”

“As Boom brings its cool little feature to streamers broadcasting content on the major platforms like Twitch and YouTube Gaming, it’s also working on its major next-gen play: a 3D virtual reality streaming platform that exports the streamer’s feed into a headset so viewers can dive into the maps while battles are ongoing and follow their favorite e-sports athletes in real time.”

Dean Takahashi reports in VentureBeat that “Boom.tv will soon release an update to the app that will allow streamers to broadcast in virtual reality, delivering an immersive experience that simulates actually being in the game. With this update, viewers will be able to experience the game stream in full VR using the headset of their choice.”

“Boom.tv will use the seed funding to support the top 10 esports titles and expand its platform to the larger gamer and esports communities. The funding included participation from First Round Capital, Tandem Capital, Crosscut Ventures, Betaworks, Boost VC, Bitkraft Esports Ventures, and select angel investors.”

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