Why Discord Was Able To Raise ~$50M At A $700M+ Valuation

Manny Anekal
Jul 20, 2017 · 5 min read
Discord Raises ~$50M (Photo: Discord)
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Discord’s Voice and Text Platform (Photo: Discord)
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Discord’s Voice and Text Platform (Photo: Discord)

01/GAMEBRIDGE

Gamebridge Integration In Lawbreakers (Photo: Discord:)
  • Auto generate game replay’s, highlights and even GIF’s
  • In a brilliant move, this automatically generates an individual discord server as well

02/STREAMKIT

Discord’s Streamkit Platform (Photo: Discord)

03/GAME REVENUE SHARING

Twitch’s Amazon Game Buying Integration (Photo: Amazon)

04/NITRO

Nitro, Discord’s Subscription Product (Photo: Discord)

05/ADVERTISING

Last and definitely not least, Advertising and Sponsorship. With the 3 things that Brands look for the most in their investment — scale, engagement, ROI — Discord could easily provide this.


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