AI Gaming and Esports startup Regression Games secured $4.2M in Seed funding

Regression Games
Regression Games, a Philadelphia-based Artificial Intelligence gaming and esports company, has now secured $4.2 million in a seed funding round.

Regression Games was founded by Aaron Vontell. Regression Games is building the platform and ecosystem to make AI gaming and esports accessible for everyone. The platform will enable players to write code and AIs that control characters, debug strategies in real-time, compete for prizes in tournaments and top spots on leaderboards, and collaborate with friends to build the best bots possible. Users will program algorithms and machine learning models to battle others. The AI platform will be made to integrate with both existing games and original games developed by the Regression games.

Executive Opinion

Aaron Vontell, Founder and CEO of Regression Games, said, "People really enjoy being able to use their technical skills to compete and win prizes, and with the proliferation of AI–this is the perfect time to start bringing AI gaming to the masses. There is a lot of really great work coming from the ML community in using neural networks to play games like Minecraft, Dota 2, and Atari games. I want to bring those ideas to the mainstream and give people an accessible place to have fun using and competing with artificial intelligence in games."

Rick Yang, General Partner and Head of Consumer Investing at NEA said, "The growth of gaming, combined with its significant overlap with the esports and programming communities, has created a market primed for the collision of gaming and AI. We met Aaron through our investment in Instabase and are thrilled to keep him in the NEA Family and partner with him as he executes his vision to build Regression Games into a platform offering opportunities for competition, education, and recreation for players of all skill levels. Regression has great potential to become a pioneer in the emerging AI gaming space."

Regression Games' latest funding

The round was backed by New Enterprise Associates (NEA), with participation from Andreesen Horowitz (a16z), Roosh Ventures, BBQ Capital and some other angel investors.

The company, as of now, has plans to use the new funds to grow its engineering team and accelerate the development of its initial platform to test AI-driven gaming in collaborating with existing games and game studios.
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