Discord’s rival Guilded is the chat platform for gaming communities. The company was founded in 2017 by a former member of Instagram’s and Microsoft Xbox’s growth team and pro player Eli Brown.

Guilded has some powerful features when compared to Discord, it provides players to sync their stats on the servers and challenge other players on the platform.

Guilded is popular among high school, college and casual semi pro teams.

Seed Funding

Founded in 2017 the company raised its seed funding in May 2017 the amount was not disclosed. In the same year in August 2017, the company received its second round of seed funding from FundersClub and Y Combinator and the amount was kept undisclosed.

In September 2017 $3.2 million seed funding was pumped in the business by ZhenFund, Y Combinator, Trifecta Capital, Susa Ventures, Chad Byers, Sterling.VC, SV Angel, Liquid 2 Ventures, Initialized Capital, FundersClub, and Fuel Capital. Source

Series A Funding

Today on 30th April 2020 Guilded raised $7 million funding from Matrix Partners, Initialized Capital, Susa Ventures, and Sterling.VC.

General partner at Matrix Partners Ilya Sukhar joined the Board of Directors of Guilded as part of the investment.