Skillz Named to Entrepreneur360 for the Second Consecutive Year
Skillz is honored to claim its spot on the prestigious, fifth-annual Entrepreneur360 list by Entrepreneur, proving itself as the best privately held gaming and esports company in the nation based on impact, innovation, growth, leadership, and value. This is the second consecutive year Skillz has been named to the Entrepreneur360 list as the No. 1 gaming company featured, and is in the top three of companies headquartered in San Francisco.
“Skillz is dedicated to empowering game makers to build sustainable businesses doing what they love, helping them monetize their content and connect with the world’s 2.6 billion mobile gamers through fair competition,” said Andrew Paradise, Skillz CEO and co-founder. “We are proud to be included on the prestigious Entrepreneur360 list two years in a row as the top marketplace company working to make gaming better with fair competition for everyone.”
Each company considered for the Entrepreneur 360 list is evaluated based on four metrics: impact, innovation, growth, and leadership. The selection committee judges companies based on not only quantitative data, like revenue, headcount, and income, but also on qualitative metrics.
“Every entrepreneur knows that a healthy business isn’t just about growth. It’s about being well-rounded—growing your culture and your systems as strongly as you grow your revenue,” says Jason Feifer, editor in chief of Entrepreneur magazine. “That’s why we’re excited to celebrate these companies with our fifth annual Entrepreneur 360. The companies that make the ranking have pushed boundaries with their innovative ideas, fostered strong company cultures, impacted their communities for the better, strengthened their brand, and grown impressively as a result.”
Mobile gaming represents 45 percent ($68 billion) of the $150 billion gaming market, outpacing last year’s record-breaking worldwide box office revenue by $22 billion. Mobile gaming is projected to double by 2025, driven by the billions of people currently playing mobile games around the world, including 67 percent of American adults who play video games.
In the past year, Skillz nearly doubled its player base. The platform now hosts over 4 million esports tournament entries daily and distributes $60 million in prizes each month. To learn more about how Skillz is accelerating the convergence of esports, entertainment and media, head to skillz.com.