Kudos Labs announced plans of building a new groundbreaking community focused gaming and technology rewards platform. Created for gamers, by gamers, its mission is to allow everyone in the community, regardless of platform or genre, to connect and receive rewards. Points can be earned through shopping, playing games, watching content or simply being part of the Kudos Labs community, and then exchanged for highly desired rewards as a gamer..
Aiming to disrupt the existing siloed gaming ecosystem, the new rewards platform will adopt a community first approach. Rewards will be carefully curated to deliver real value to gamers, including things like V-Bucks for Fortnite or CS:GO skins, exclusives, new headsets, a fully customized PC, early access to certain games or money can’t buy experiences – such as the recent LEC community demo party which took place in Malmö in September with some of the biggest names in League of Legend. Kudos Labs wants to make everything you dream of as a gamer come true.
Wasae Imran (Co-Founder and Co-CEO) will be presenting at the Startup Studio at Slush 2022, the world’s leading startup event, on November 17, 2022. Fidan will be showcasing more of the platform to business leaders, investors and 4,600 other startup founders.
Kudos Labs has already secured partnerships with high profile organizations within the tech, ecommerce and gaming industries, giving gamers the chance to earn points through shopping from the likes of: HBO Max, Philips, Lenovo, Lacoste, Nike, Wolt, gaming marketplaces Eneba, Samsung and GOG. With over hundreds of brands that users can earn rewards on and over hundreds of rewards to claim, Kudos Labs is a universal gaming rewards platform for everyone in the community.
The platform was founded by tech and gaming industry leaders Fidan Gutaj (Former Head of Sales Video Network at ESL and co-founder of Charge.gg), Wasae Imran (Former Global Head at ESL and co-founder of Five Vectors) and Pedro Oliveira (Creator of the Baron Bot – the biggest League of Legends tool on Discord, and Former Lead Engineer at DojoMadness). They have already been joined by other industry experts from Dreamhack, Green Man Gaming and others on their journey. As well as a wealth of diverse expertise spanning publishers to top-tier esports leagues to Discord, those at the helm of the company also bring a great deal of passion and first-hand experience, having been gamers their entire lives and avid nerds on collecting points from several non-gaming reward programs.
Wasae Imran, Co-Founder and Co-CEO at Kudos Labs says: “ We believe that the time, engagement and purchases gamers do should be valued and rewarded accordingly. We have made it our mission to connect the multitude of disparate platforms, technologies, games and in-game currencies with our exclusive reward recipe. That’s our goal; to make gaming an even more exciting and rewarding space, for all stakeholders involved, from users to partners.”
Kudos Labs has raised €4 million from a variety of investors for the platform – including firstminute capital, Icebreaker Ventures, J12 Ventures, with angel investments from Former Ventures Director at Visa Mark Pettit, a senior executive from PayPal Ventures, VP at ESL & 4 Media Network Founder Issam El Ghouzafi and League-M Group.
Sam Endacott, Partner at firstminute capital says: “Kudos is on a mission to create the infrastructure at the intersection of gaming, ecom and fintech, leveraging built-in shopping, gamification and a unique reward store directly integrated into where gamers hangout, such as Discord and Twitch. We believe that now is the right time to create a layer for this ecosystem given the momentum in gaming, and the rise of influencers in the space. We are excited to play a part in their journey to change the gaming world, elevate the community and connect different industries together in a new way.”