Anybrain has received a €1 million ($1.1 million USD) investment from French venture capital fund Trust Esport. The investment will be used toward patented technology that utilizes the power of behavioral data and artificial intelligence to make online gaming fairer.
Trust Esport investment
Matthieu Dallon, Founding Partner of Trust Esport, commented in a release:
Several pain points still limit Esports when it comes to online competitions, especially in terms of security and fairness. The solutions provided by the highly qualified team of Anybrain will quickly become standards and will contribute to the future CSR policies of the major companies of the gaming industry.
This investment is the fifth for Trust Esport Ventures, which has previously invested in VR esports operator EVA, video production company Easylive, gaming sales site Gamingprive, along with mobile esports and fan engagement platform Kokyo.
The venture capital fund focuses on companies in the European esports space, with initial investments from €250K to €2M ($275.5K to $2.2M USD) and followed investments up to €3M ($3.3M USD).
Anybrain’s esports security solution
André Pimenta, CEO and Co-Founder of Anybrain, added:
After more than 4 years of research and development, we are very proud and excited to open our technology to the global gaming and Esports industry.
The artificial intelligence and data processing startup was founded by a team of PhDs and engineers at the University of Minho, Portugal. The company provides a cloud-based security solution to the gaming industry, through “player identification, fraud prevention, age control, and fatigue tracking.”
The product is currently in private beta testing and focuses on compatibility with game development platforms Unreal Engine, CryEngine, Unity, and Source.