100 Thieves, the esports company co-owned by Grammy-winning artist Drake, talent manager Scooter Braun, billionaire Dan Gilbert and former pro gamer Matt “Nadeshot” Haag, announced today that it’s closed a $35 million Series B.
The funding round was led by New York-based private equity and growth investment firm Artist Capital Management. Its chief investment officer Josh Dienstag will join the 100 Thieves board of directors. The rest of the round is made up of previous backers like Braun and Gilbert along with a new investment from Aglaé Ventures, the investing arm of Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy-owner Groupe Arnault.
The Series B brings the company’s total funding to $60 million. Other investors include Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff, Dropbox CEO Drew Houston and venture firm Sequoia Capital. Forbes last fall estimated the company was worth $90 million after a single year of competing.
The fresh capital will go toward a 15,000-square-foot training facility and headquarters in Los Angeles, as well as for expanding into new games and increasing its apparel production.
The facility will be the “center of the universe for all things 100 Thieves,” according to Haag, the company’s founder and CEO, as well as a Forbes 30 Under 30 alum. “We’ve grown a lot in this past year…so it’s finally time to put our flag in the ground and make some place our permanent home.”
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