Everything is becoming a Game...

Patron is an early-stage venture capital firm investing in a broader-gaming thesis.


Spectrum of Play

We believe that games will shape the next internet, and that's where we will be. From Education to Fitness to Shopping, our everyday reality will increasingly feel like a game.

Virtual Worlds

Builders, Creatives & Community Leaders

We invest in founders who look beyond how we function today to usher in the next digital era. One that is more interactive and multiplayer.

Stephen Lim Raid Base

Stephen was a game director at Riot Games and Blizzard. He most recently served as the Executive Producer leading the VALORANT team as it developed from R&D concept into one of the leading FPS games in the world.

Tikue Anazodo Kudos

Tikue has worked in product leadership roles at Affirm, YouTube and Google Pay. He most recently served as the Lead PM at Affirm working on the Amazon integration.

Bruno Bittencourt Spacecaps

Bruno is a gaming creator turned founder that leverages his experience to empower the next generation of gamers. He is one of the most widely recognized mobile and web3 gaming ambassador in the world.

Mariam Naficy Tonic

Mariam is the former founder and CEO of leading design marketplace Minted. She most recently founded Heretic Ventures where she is focused on funding and building culture-defining companies.


Companies we’re committed to:


Team of builders and founders passionate about funding the future.

Jason Yeh Co-Founder & General Partner

Jason was an early team member that helped to build FirstMark Capital and was an early executive at Riot Games.

Brian Cho Co-Founder & General Partner

Brian was a founding member of a16z’s investment team and held senior leadership roles at Riot Games over the past decade.

Amber Atherton Partner

Amber is a serial entrepreneur whose Y Combinator backed start-up was acquired by Discord. She is the author of ‘The Rise of Virtual Communities’. Published by Apress in 2023.


Backed by some of the best builders and investors in the world.

Arianna Simpson a16z crypto

Brian and Jason have deep expertise across web3 and games, and it's clear that founders actively seek them out. They have a great nose for talent, and their experience from building Riot is an immediate value-add. I'm thrilled to be an LP and frequent co-investor.

Bob Meese Duolingo

At Duolingo, we believe that the hardest part of learning something new is staying motivated. We want to make learning feel like a game, as the boundaries between games and other adjacent industries like education continue to blur. The Patron team has identified a huge opportunity, and has the right focus and relationships to be successful.

Garry Tan Y Combinator

Gaming may be one of the biggest underserved markets in the startup ecosystem because there aren't investors like Jason and Brian who can see the opportunity through the consumer internet lens, and its massive potential to shape our future.

Ron Conway SV Angel

Gaming has turned into an important startup category that is now tough to ignore and requires a degree of specialization and we see Patron as the natural partner for us when it comes to supporting the founders in this space.