Skillz

Has developed a mobile platform that enables users to host streaming video game tournaments and to interact directly with other fans of live sporting events.

2017 Inc. 5000 Rank:
# 1
Leadership:
Andrew Paradise
2016 Revenue:
$ 54.2 M
3-Year Growth:
50,059%
Industry:
Software
Location:
San Francisco CA 
Founded:
2012
Employees:
111
 Photo Credit: Cody Pickens

America’s fastest-growing company is the e-sports phenom Skillz. The mobile gaming streaming and competition platform, which provides a space for players to participate in tournaments and for fans to interact, has grown rapidly since it was co-founded in 2012 by e-sports fanatic Andrew Paradise. His obsession with gaming--and the company’s astounding 50,000 percent three-year revenue growth, which hit $52.4 million in 2016--helped Skillz top this year’s Inc. 5000. Skillz has big plans for the future of e-sports, and it’s bringing its 12 million users along for the ride.

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Skillz, the leading mobile eSports platform, connects the world’s 2.6 billion mobile gamers through competition. In 2017, Skillz was named the #1 fastest-growing private company in America by Inc. Magazine, the first eSports company on CNBC’s Disruptor 50, and the only eSports company on the San Francisco Business Times Fast 100. Over 12 million gamers use Skillz to compete in mobile games across 3,000+ game studios. Founded in 2012, Skillz is headquartered in San Francisco and backed by leading venture capitalists as well as the owners of the New England Patriots, Milwaukee Bucks, New York Mets and Sacramento Kings.

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Twitter:
@skillz
Website:
skillz.com
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