Reimagining arcade gaming for the modern day
Reimagining arcade gaming for the modern dayIn the past two decades, time spent out-of-home has steadily increased, while location-based entertainment that can be enjoyed with friends has also grown (think TopGolf, escape rooms, themed experiences like the Museum of Ice Cream, and more). In addition, the large video game industry continues to grow. Yet, these two worlds hardly collide. We believe that no gaming platform or gaming console has been designed for social environments, to bring families together for a shared experience, and that makes sense for the workplace, the bar, or similar...
- Security Type
- Min Investment
Los Angeles, CA
- Offering Date
- October 12, 2021
- Expected Close Date
- January 10, 2022
- Amount Raised
Use of Proceeds
Tyler was raised in the amusement & gaming industries, attending tradeshows as soon as he could walk with his father, Nolan Bushnell (founder of Atari & Chuck E Cheese). Right out of college, Tyler worked at the arcade startup uWink by coding games, servicing arcade machines in the field, and assisting in manufacturing. He later went on to build behavioral online advertising systems and the analytics platforms that drove them while working at Interlincx Media. During his time at Interlincx, Tyler and his brother Brent attempted to launch a brick & mortar experiential startup, too similar to what would become Escape Rooms. Despite a compelling prototype, this venture was not able to secure funding and never got off the ground. Recognizing the opportunity to update the antiquated amusement industry with modern tech and analytics, Tyler launched Polycade in late 2015 via a Kickstarter campaign that raised $125k.
Jake Galler, Co-Founder & COO
Jake has been an entrepreneur since the age of 15. He started a music production and disc jockey company that he sold before moving on to The George Washington University for college. Out of university, Jake focused on developing his skills as a creative and business development executive in the TV and Film industry. During his time as a development executive at Craig Anderson Productions, he helped develop and produce over 30 feature films and TV projects, selling projects to Universal, ABC, NBC, Fox, and Sony Pictures. Jake then joined Pluto.tv in its early days, focusing on licensing and content acquisition while working closely with CEO Tom Ryan.
- Time-based Bonus Perk: All investments $5,000 and above, made by November 19, 2021, will receive an additional $500 discount on Polycade Lux or Polycade Squad arcade machine.
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