GOSU.AI, the company behind an AI-driven video coach, has announced its most recent funding round of €2.5 million led by Brighteye Ventures, the leading European EdTech VC. Skype co-founder Toivo Annus and GOSU’s existing investors also participated in the round. The new capital follows a €1.7 million round from Sistema_VC, Runa Capital, and Ventech last March, and backing from Gagarin Capital.
GOSU.AI provides its users with personalized, AI-driven tools and guidance, enabling them to improve their competitive gaming skills. Recently, the platform introduced a desktop voice assistant to further improve users’ skills in real time by proactively offering strategy, tactics, and feedback to gamers as they play. The assistant knows users’ data, assigns tasks, congratulates achievements, and offers motivation, in addition to telling the gamer how to progress and where to focus improvement.
The company was founded in 2017 in Vilnius, Lithuania, by Alisa Chumachenko, one of the world’s top gaming experts. She is also the creator and former CEO of Game Insight, one of the largest mobile game developing companies, which has employed 900 developers across 14 studios; over 350 million people have played games developed by the company.
Brighteye’s lead investor Alex Spiro explained GOSU’s natural fit for their portfolio. “Part of Brighteye’s core thesis is to invest in companies leveraging cutting-edge technologies (AI and machine learning) to improve coaching and training across disciplines via real-time feedback. GOSU.AI does exactly that, targeting the burgeoning sector of competitive gaming and esports through a live AI-powered coach,” Spiro said. “We are excited to help GOSU.AI continue to support more enthusiastic gamers and to develop just-in-time learning at a massive scale.”
Toivo Annus said. “Competitive gamers must be able to study, train, and improve their play. GOSU uses sophisticated technology to offer customized feedback in real-time. The company also boasts a highly qualified and trustworthy core team, whom I am happy to be backing.”