Dallas-based Botisimo, a provider of ‘the most powerful X-platform tools for streamers,’ has received $700,000 in initial seed funding.
Botisimo is essentially a way to scale your stream. With its arsenal of customizable cloud-based cross-platform solutions, the startup enables live streamers to better engage and chat with their audiences.
The recent investment was made by Mason Bridge, a Dallas-based operating partner run by experienced entrepreneurs who focus on software-driven businesses. The firm aims to bridge the financial expertise of its investment partners with the strategic needs of portfolio companies.
With the funding, Botisimo will increase its user base and develop new features for its game-changing stream tool suite. CEO Oscar Armstrong calls it the first fully supported set of complementary tools for streamers.
“For live streamers, in the past, they had to leverage numerous broadcast platforms and then use tools specifically compatible with each platform which made the process of streaming tedious and time-consuming,” he said in a statement.
His startup gives them the ability to connect with followers easily via “the most high-tech tools on the market.”
Per a release, Botisimo’s tech has so far been used by more than 100,000 live streamers. That includes some notable names: Monstercat, Snoop Dogg, and Dude Perfect.
Botisimo integrates with Twitch, YouTube, Facebook, Discord, and Slack to support everyone from the casual solo gamer to competitive esports streamers. The startup says it was the first to introduce a “team-based chatbot and tool suite for professional esports organizations and stream teams.”
According to Mason Bridge, the live streaming industry has seen 100 percent year-over-year growth. On Twitch alone, live viewership is nearing two billion hours a month globally, Managing Director Tim Storer said.
He and his team at Mason Bridge believe Botisimo is well-positioned to take advantage of the growing market.
“Unlike many no-cost, platform-specific tools offered on the market today, Botisimo offers a transparent business model based on a small subscription fee whereas other free tool options provide no support and make money by selling their clients—and audiences—data,” he said in a statement. “This is an important differentiator for Botisimo as consumer concerns around privacy online continue to grow.”
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