Hillrise Ventures Announces Investment in Epik Prime
By Daniel Dal Bello, Director.
August 30, 2021–2 min read.
Hillrise Ventures today announces an investment into Epik Prime (‘Epik’) — a leading name in premium in-game experiences, digital items, and blockchain-enabled licensing and branding. Hillrise Ventures is the private investment arm of Hillrise Group.
Epik is the global leader for bringing brands into video games and producing unique in-game items, events, and experiences. Their focus includes a wide variety of niches including gaming, virtual reality, and mobile apps.
Underpinning this success is their large number of existing relationships in the entertainment space. Epik has already built ties with more than 300 enterprise clients and has been a pioneer in the NFT space since 2018 — well before NFTs and digital collectibles came into the limelight.
The company currently has hundreds of brands in their network including big players in the traditional and mobile gaming space (Tencent, Capcom, Bandai Namco, Garena) as well as giants in the entertainment industry (Warner Music Group, Universal). These connections give Epik a unique position in the market and present an opportunity to onboard fans and consumers from these brands into the blockchain space.
Epik’s EPIK token is fundamentally a membership token, allowing access to unique and high-quality NFTs, member staking rewards and privileges, and more.
“Epik has been a pioneer in the NFT and digital assets movement from the beginning and their relationships with gaming and entertainment giants is second to none. Hundreds of brands trust Epik to create one of a kind in-game experiences with digital collectibles and NFTs. We’re excited to be joining them on this journey.”
Daniel Dal Bello, Director of Hillrise Group
“Epik is fortunate to work with only the best-in-class clients and partners. We’ve been working with Hillrise Group since early this year, and are continually impressed with their level of professionalism and depth of industry insights. We’re excited to work closer with Hillrise to educate and shape an entire industry.”
Gary Ma, COO of Epik Prime
Hillrise Group supports ambitious Web3 startups with early-stage venture capital and fundamental research.