E-Sport Akademi, the Winner of The Pitcher 2017, Secures Seed Investment

Not even a month after The Pitcher 2017 took place, we are happy to announce that E-Sport Akademi, the winning startup of this year’s event, has secured seed investment with a valuation of 1 million TL from Abdullah Özgün, an investor the team met during the event!

It is the third investment for E-Sport Akademi. The startup secured its first investment from Tansu Kendirli, chairman of Oyunder and second investment from Volkan Sel. Kendirli attended the new investment agreement ceremony.

Galip Sina Berik, the 17-years old entrepreneur and founder of E-Sport Akademi, took the stage of The Pitcher 2017 by storm, deservedly winning the title “The Best Pitcher of 2017”.

E-Sport Akademi, the only online gaming lessons provider in Turkey, makes sure that the esport enthusiasts have all they need in order to get ready for the next competition. The services the startup provides include game coaching, online lessons, educational videos and some exclusive tips and tricks.

On April 15th at Workinton, Levent, The Pitcher 2017, organized the second year in a roll by Insprad, gathered over 500 attendees who had the chance to enjoy a full day of pitching and networking. The most successful startups that impressed the investors are E-Sport Academy, the Dubai-based healthcare initiative HeyDoc! and the intelligent rental platform Kiraplus.

“Of course, we are happy to take the first of The Pitcher. It was a great experience for me,” said Sina Berik. “Entrepreneurship is something I have been interested in since middle school. I knew I could change things and I wanted to make the most of this opportunity.”

Congratulations to E-Sport Akademi and Abdullah Özgün!

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