Metafy Secures $3M in Seed Funding, Launches Platform for Gamers Seeking Coaching from World’s Best Players

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From Fortnite to Chess, Metafy Connects Players with Top Talent and Changes Industry Standard for Coaches’ Earnings Potential

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Metafy is answering years of frustrations about how hard it is for average players to become great, and for great players to profit on the knowledge they’ve acquired over hundreds of hours of hard work.

Metafy, a platform for one-on-one coaching from champion-level gamers, announced the closing of its $3M seed funding round today. The financing is led by Forerunner Ventures with participation from Tekton Ventures and M25. Angel investors include Naval Ravikant (co-founder and former CEO of AngelList), Matt Cooper (CEO of Skillshare), executives at Facebook and Microsoft, and the founders of esports teams Tempostorm and Tribe Gaming.

Metafy helps gamers of all skill levels win more through one-on-one coaching from the best players in the world. From aspiring professionals to casual players wanting an extra advantage to parents looking to keep up with their kids, Metafy gives gamers, of which there are more than 214 million in the United States alone, the ability to book world-class lessons instantly and chat with coaches in real time.

Metafy’s coaches are among the most respected in the gaming community, hand-selected from the top 1% of today’s players with combined tournament winnings exceeding $1.5M. The company has moved rapidly since its founding in August, quickly becoming the platform of choice for many of the world’s best players turned coaches, in large part due to its caliber of talent, ease of use and earnings potential. Compared to other platforms that take 20 to 30%, Metafy coaches keep 100% of their fees.

“We started Metafy to help talented people monetize their skill - something they don’t often realize has value,” said Metafy co-founder and CEO Josh Fabian. “Creating new careers in the passion economy is exciting to me.”

The idea for Metafy was born amid Fabian’s own experience seeking a Pokémon coach for his kids. He continued: “I realized how much better the experience could have been for my kids, myself as a parent and their coaches. When we needed Metafy and it wasn’t there, so we set out to build it. We’re working closely with top players across all games to rethink competitive learning from the ground up. Metafy is answering years of frustrations about how hard it is for average players to become great, and for great players to profit on the knowledge they’ve acquired over hundreds of hours of hard work.”

The demand for expert coaching and up-to-date strategy is at an all-time high, with the industry reaching $1 billion this year. For interested players, finding a coach is easy with Metafy. Simply review available coaches for the game of choice, book a session and start winning. To learn more about Metafy, visit http://www.metafy.gg.

About Metafy
Metafy’s mission is to help gamers win more by providing flexible learning options including one-on-one online coaching for gamers of all skill levels from the world’s best professional players. Metafy, which was co-founded by Josh Fabian and Thomas McNiven in August 2020, grants private one-on-one access to champion-level coaches across every game, from Fortnite to Chess. As a black-owned business, Metafy is committed to promoting diversity and inclusivity on its platform and in the gaming community as a whole. For more information, visit http://www.metafy.gg.

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