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StartPlaying has raised $6.5 million so tabletop players can rent professional Dungeon Masters.
The San Francisco company has created an online platform to help players find tabletop roleplaying games to join and rent professional Game Masters.
It may be a geeky enterprise, but it says a lot that Andreessen Horowitz, one of the biggest game investors, chose to lead the round via its general partners Jonathan Lai and Andrew Chen.
The funds will go towards scaling marketing to reach new players, broadening StartPlaying’s network of industry partnerships, and hiring top talent. The company aims to double the teams’ size by the end of the year, said Nate Tucker, CEO of StartPlaying, in an interview with GamesBeat.