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http://Patron.xyz

Patron is an early-stage venture firm investing in the convergence of games, consumer, and Web 3. We call this the Spectrum of Play

pa·tron
/ˈpātrən/
noun

a person who gives financial or other support to a person, organization, cause, or activity.
“a celebrated patron of the arts”

today we fully embrace our namesake with a brand-new website and wordmark! 👇

pa·tron /ˈpātrən/ noun a person who gives financial or other support to a person, organization, cause, or activity. "a celebrated patron of the arts" today we fully embrace our namesake with a brand-new website and wordmark! 👇

brian cho ⌐◨-◨ @brianjcho Replying to @brianjcho

it's been almost a year since we launched patron to the world; our young yet growing portfolio from fund 1 features 15 companies so far with exceptional builders at the convergence of web3, consumer, and games they are front and center in our new branding (🙏 @kotostudio)

brian cho ⌐◨-◨ @brianjcho Replying to @brianjcho

our definition of games goes beyond the entertainment use case; with now 3B+ global gamers, our thesis is driven by the worldview that the next internet will be even more interactive and user-owned where our virtual identities and properties rival that of our physical ones

brian cho ⌐◨-◨ @brianjcho Replying to @brianjcho

the bear market has been the best time to back early-stage startups -- we’ll be actively leading seed rounds during this downturn. we’re just getting started on our journey as we reflect on our anniversary come check out what we've been up to below! 👇

http://www.patron.xyz

Patron is an early-stage venture firm investing in the convergence of games, consumer, and Web 3. We call this the Spectrum of Play

This was hands down the best Worlds finals ever in the history of League of Legends. Congrats @DRXGlobal on the incredible title #Worlds2022

🏆 @DRXGLOBAL ARE THE 2022 WORLD CHAMPIONS #WORLDS2022 🏆

Oh my god #worlds2022

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brian cho ⌐◨-◨ @brianjcho Replying to @brianjcho

Worlds final opening ceremonies just hits different

Gm SF #Worlds2022

IT’S #WORLDS2022 FINALS DAY!
IT’S #WORLDS2022 FINALS DAY!
IT’S #WORLDS2022 FINALS DAY!
IT’S #WORLDS2022 FINALS DAY!
IT’S #WORLDS2022 FINALS DAY!

Lfg @magdalenakala 🚀

Gm, I’m so excited to officially launch Double Down @DoubleDownFund!! A consumer-oriented early-stage venture firm focused on mainstream adoption of web3 👀

Everything. Everywhere. All. At. Once. #alphawaymond #hotdogfingers #Halloween2022

What a run at #worlds2022 so far for @DRXGlobal . Love this Deft vs Faker storyline heading into finals, storied vets leading new talent to win the title. What an incredible upset over a @GenG team that looked so dominant this year in Korea.

WELCOME TO THE #WORLDS2022 FINAL, @DRXGLOBAL!

Love it when worlds collide @88rising @lolesports #Worlds2022

@JacksonWang852 what are you doing on november 5? 👀

1/ New investment update! @joinkudos was actually one of the first investments we made out of our debut fund and we doubled down during the pre-seed/seed as the lead with participation from @QEDInvestors @SciFiVC @svangel @precursorvc A short thread on why we invested x2 👇

jason yeh @jasonoliver Replying to @jasonoliver

2/ Our thesis is that the most engaging consumer apps will look/feel like games and shopping/collecting rewards are one of the universally loved games everyone loves to play Kudos takes this to the next level by turning that into a delightful experience that maximizes value

jason yeh @jasonoliver Replying to @jasonoliver

3/ Co-founders Tikue Anazodo and Ahmad Ismail spent their careers as lead PMs building product orgs at Affirm and Google and have already hired exceptional engineers from the likes of Google Pay, PayPal, Uber, and Honey

https://techcrunch.com/2022/10/20/kudos-7m-credit-card-rewards/
jason yeh @jasonoliver Replying to @jasonoliver

4/ More importantly, they are missionary founders who understand and care about their target audience deeper than anyone else and want to revolutionize the shopping experience for the better Go download their product here!

https://joinkudos.com/

To go from this to sprinting down mid and winning the game 👀

NEXUS SAAAAVED! #Worlds2022

Oh my god @GAMesportsVN and @TOP_Esports_ what an insane insane game and finish #Worlds2022

Bay Area friends 👋 @OrangeDAOxyz & Patron team are collab’ing on a happy hour for web3 builders and investors on Wed 10.26 in SF Come join us here👇

https://lu.ma/w9llazat

Patron x Orange DAO happy hour 🍊

I'm taking part in ETHSanFrancisco as a judge, @ETHGlobal’s West Coast hackathon, Nov 4-6 in the Palace of Fine Arts.  If you want to experiment with the possibilities of Web3 in the tech capital of the world, now is your chance! 

https://sf.ethglobal.com/

Huge congrats and thanks to @Rick_Zullo @kerby and the @EqualVentures team for organizing an incredible Emerging Managers Circle Summit in NYC today. It’s inspiring & so valuable to be part of this community of fellow emerging managers and to see how big this ecosystem has grown

jason yeh @jasonoliver Replying to @jasonoliver

Was also great to see and finally meet a bunch of wonderful LPs in person who are doing the important work of discovering and backing the next generation of VCs @Beezer232 @Hillary__Cook @ckthoms @aramverdi and many more

jason yeh @jasonoliver Replying to @jasonoliver

Lastly was great to see many familiar faces in Patron Fund I LPs in person. We wouldn’t be here without you and we are really fortunate to have such an incredible group of believers backing us from day 1 🙏🏻

First BYREDO and now RIMOWA. @clegfx and @benitopagotto and the entire @RTFKT crew just making awesome collabs with incredible brands they love and want to create with. And all of this post Nike acq, love to see it.

RTFKT x @RIMOWA 🚀
The Side- Quest is just getting started for a one of a kind collab drop, Mint will be open to every adventurer, stay tuned on 📡

One of the best parts of building Riot and League was being able to collaborate with some generational talent across mediums. RIP Kim Jung Gi, what an incredible life marked by all of the unforgettable art you created.

Thank you for taking us on a journey with your amazing artwork and illustrations. Rest in peace Kim Jung Gi – Your contributions to the gaming community will be remembered. ❤️

Incredible September for @LOUDgg, product of competing at Worlds in both @PlayVALORANT and @LeagueOfLegends

Esports organisations with the highest total engagement in Q3 2022.

1 @LOUDgg 🇧🇷 8.12M
2 @Sentinels 🇺🇸 3.63M
3 @G2esports 🇪🇺 2.61M
4 @FaZeClan 🇺🇸 1.75M
5 @OpTic 🇺🇸 1.62M
6 @crazyraccoon406 🇯🇵 1.39M
7 @FNATIC 🇪🇺 1.28M
8 @paiNGamingBR 🇧🇷 1.19M
9 @TSM 🇺🇸 1.1M
10 @KOI 🇪🇸 1.08M