Delhi-based smartphone gaming platform, Gamezop, has raised $350K (INR 2.3 Cr.) in a seed round funding led by talent management firm Kwan.
Founded in 2015, by 20 year-old Yashash Agarwal and his brother Gaurav Agarwal, Gamezop, aggregates short and addictive games from around the world that can be played on a single app. It removes the friction of constantly installing and uninstalling individual games.
MD of Kwan, Anirban Das Blah, said that his company has been looking for innovative gaming models for a while. “Kwan is in the business of helping consumers find content and products that engage and entertain them. However, it amazed us that India didn’t have a compelling gaming product. Gamezop, we felt had the potential to be a game changer for the gaming industry in India. It wasn’t enough to work with them; we wanted and needed to be a part of their journey in a more meaningful way.”
How it works:
Gamezop is a destination for casual games where users can play games without downloading apps, and also share the games with friends over WhatsApp or Facebook as playable weblinks. The games are sourced from HTML5 game developers from around the globe and the offering is revised each week. As only a handful of games are featured each week, the friction of discovering and downloading gaming apps is removed altogether.
Through the platform, Gaurav and Yashash aim to make playing and sharing games as simple as viewing and sharing pictures and videos on social networks.