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28 eSports Investors Based in Los Angeles

Your odds of raising from local investors are better than trying to raise capital from outside your city. We put together this list to help Los Angeles-based founders connect with esports-based investors that write checks into eSports companies. Here are 28 investors that match that criteria.

1) Adam Ned

  • Fund: LvlUp Ventures
  • Title: Principal
  • Location: Los Angeles, CA
  • Stages: Pre-Seed, Seed, Series A
  • Sectors: AR/VR, Marketing, Agriculture Tech, AI, Art, Cosmetics, Internet of Things, Cannabis, Clean Tech, Fashion, Cloud, Communications, Web3, Cybersecurity, Developer Tools, Digital Health and Wellness, Future of Work, E-Commerce, EdTech, Electronics, Entertainment, Fintech, Food and Beverage, eSports, Government Tech, DEI, Recruiting, Hospitality, Insurtech, Internet of Things, Legal, Logistics, Manufacturing, Marketplaces, Chemicals, Media, Consumer, Enterprise, Other Tech, Parenting, Professional or Technical Services, Proptech, Quantum Computing, Food Services, Robotics, Sales Tech, Sex, Social Impact, Space, Transportation

2) Alifya Valiji

  • Fund: launch house
  • Title: Senior Program Manager, Metaverse
  • Location: Los Angeles, CA
  • Stages: Pre-Seed, Seed
  • Sectors: Marketing, AI, Cloud, Communications, Cybersecurity, Developer Tools, Digital Health and Wellness, Future of Work, E-Commerce, EdTech, Fintech, eSports, Recruiting, Insurtech, Internet of Things, Logistics, Marketplaces, Consumer, Enterprise, Other Tech, Professional or Technical Services, Proptech, Sales Tech

3) Amaete Umanah

  • Fund: Amaete Venture Studios
  • Title: Founding Partner
  • Location: Los Angeles, CA
  • Stages: Pre-Seed, Seed
  • Sectors: Marketing, Agriculture Tech, AI, Web3, Food and Beverage, eSports, Hospitality, Internet of Things, Manufacturing, Food Services, Robotics, Sales Tech, Space, Social Impact, Proptech, Professional or Technical Services, Other Tech, Media, Logistics

4) Ana Carolina Scalercio

  • Fund: Watertower Ventures
  • Title: Investor
  • Location: Los Angeles, CA
  • Stages: Pre-Seed, Seed
  • Sectors: AR/VR, AI, Art, Cosmetics, Cloud, Communications, Web3, Cybersecurity, Developer Tools, Future of Work, E-Commerce, EdTech, Electronics, Entertainment, Fintech, Food and Beverage, eSports, Government Tech, DEI, Recruiting, Hospitality, Insurtech, Internet of Things, Legal, Logistics, Marketplaces, Chemicals, Media, Consumer, Enterprise, Other Tech, Professional or Technical Services, Proptech, Quantum Computing, Food Services, Robotics, Sales Tech, Social Impact, Travel

5) Anuj Varma

  • Fund: B Capital Group
  • Title: Principal
  • Location: Los Angeles, CA
  • Stages: Pre-Seed, Seed, Series A
  • Sectors: E-Commerce, Fintech, eSports, Consumer, Marketplaces, Logistics

6) Barbara Bickham

  • Fund: Trailyn VC
  • Title: Founder & Managing Partner
  • Location: Los Angeles, CA
  • Stages: Seed, Series A
  • Sectors: AI, AR/VR, Clean Tech, Developer Tools, Future of Work, E-Commerce, Fintech, Food and Beverage, eSports, Logistics, Internet of Things, Other Tech, Quantum Computing, Social Impact, Transportation

7) Calvin Portley

  • Fund: Dangerous Ventures
  • Title: Venture Partner
  • Location: Los Angeles, CA
  • Stages: Pre-Seed, Seed, Series A
  • Sectors: AR/VR, AI, Internet of Things, Clean Tech, Cloud, Cybersecurity, Developer Tools, Digital Health and Wellness, Future of Work, Electronics, Entertainment, eSports, DEI, Recruiting, Internet of Things, Legal, Marketplaces, Media, Enterprise, Other Tech, Quantum Computing, Robotics, Sales Tech, Social Impact, Space, Transportation

8) David Mandel

  • Fund: Emerging Ventures
  • Title: Managing Partner
  • Location: Los Angeles, CA
  • Stages: Pre-Seed, Seed, Series A
  • Sectors: Marketing, Agriculture Tech, AI, AR/VR, Cloud, Communications, Cybersecurity, Developer Tools, Digital Health and Wellness, Future of Work, Fintech, eSports, Government Tech, Insurtech, Internet of Things, Legal, Logistics, Marketplaces, Professional or Technical Services, Proptech, Quantum Computing, Food Services, Robotics, Sales Tech, Space, Travel

9) Dela Adedze

  • Fund: MaC Venture Capital
  • Title: Analyst
  • Location: Los Angeles, CA
  • Stages: Seed, Pre-Seed, Series A
  • Sectors: Marketing, Agriculture Tech, AI, AR/VR, Art, Cosmetics, Internet of Things, Clean Tech, Fashion, Cloud, Web3, Communications, Cybersecurity, Developer Tools, Future of Work, Digital Health and Wellness, E-Commerce, Electronics, Entertainment, Fintech, Food and Beverage, eSports, Government Tech, Recruiting, Hospitality, DEI, Insurtech, Legal, Internet of Things, Logistics, Manufacturing, Marketplaces, Chemicals, Media, Consumer, Enterprise, Other Tech, Professional or Technical Services, Proptech, Quantum Computing, Food Services, Robotics, Sales Tech, Social Impact, Space, Travel

10) Erik Chu

  • Fund: Mirae Asset Global Investments
  • Title: Venture and Growth Investor
  • Location: Los Angeles, CA
  • Stages: Series B
  • Sectors: Agriculture Tech, AI, AR/VR, Clean Tech, Communications, Web3, Digital Health and Wellness, Future of Work, E-Commerce, EdTech, Entertainment, Fintech, eSports, Insurtech, Legal, Logistics, Marketplaces, Consumer, Enterprise, Other Tech, Sales Tech

11) Harrison Horn

  • Fund: Bracket Capital
  • Title: Principal
  • Location: Los Angeles, CA
  • Stages: Series B
  • Sectors: AR/VR, Marketing, Agriculture Tech, AI, Art, Cosmetics, Internet of Things, Cannabis, Clean Tech, Fashion, Cloud, Communications, Web3, Cybersecurity, Developer Tools, Digital Health and Wellness, Future of Work, E-Commerce, EdTech, Electronics, Entertainment, Fintech, Food and Beverage, eSports, Government Tech, DEI, Recruiting, Hospitality, Insurtech, Internet of Things, Legal, Logistics, Manufacturing, Marketplaces, Chemicals, Media, Consumer, Enterprise, Other Tech, Parenting, Professional or Technical Services, Proptech, Food Services, Robotics, Sales Tech, Sex, Social Impact, Space, Transportation, Travel

12) Harry Morris

  • Fund: Alpha Edison
  • Title: Investment Analyst
  • Location: Los Angeles, CA
  • Stages: Seed, Series A, Series B
  • Sectors: AR/VR, Agriculture Tech, AI, Art, Cosmetics, Internet of Things, Clean Tech, Cloud, Communications, Web3, Cybersecurity, Developer Tools, Digital Health and Wellness, E-Commerce, EdTech, Electronics, Fintech, eSports, Recruiting, Insurtech, Internet of Things, Logistics, Manufacturing, Marketplaces, Chemicals, Media, Consumer, Enterprise, Other Tech, Robotics

13) Ibrahim Hafeez

  • Fund: Griffin Gaming Partners
  • Title: VC Associate
  • Location: Los Angeles, CA
  • Stages: Pre-Seed, Seed, Series A, Series B
  • Sectors: AR/VR, AI, Cloud, Communications, Web3, Developer Tools, Entertainment, Fintech, eSports

14) Jake Casas

  • Fund: Silicon Beach Investment Group
  • Title: Co founder & Investor
  • Location: Los Angeles, CA
  • Stages: Pre-Seed, Seed, Series A
  • Sectors: AR/VR, Marketing, Agriculture Tech, AI, Art, Cosmetics, Internet of Things, Cannabis, Clean Tech, Fashion, Cloud, Communications, Web3, Cybersecurity, Developer Tools, Digital Health and Wellness, Future of Work, E-Commerce, EdTech, Electronics, Entertainment, Fintech, Food and Beverage, eSports, Government Tech, DEI, Recruiting, Hospitality, Insurtech, Internet of Things, Legal, Logistics, Manufacturing, Marketplaces, Chemicals, Media, Other, Consumer, Enterprise, Other Tech, Parenting, Professional or Technical Services, Proptech, Quantum Computing, Food Services, Robotics, Sales Tech, Sex, Social Impact, Space, Transportation, Travel

15) Janet Lee

  • Fund: TenOneTen Ventures
  • Title: Investor
  • Location: Los Angeles, CA
  • Stages: Pre-Seed, Seed, Series A
  • Sectors: AI, AR/VR, Clean Tech, Cloud, Cybersecurity, Developer Tools, Digital Health and Wellness, Future of Work, EdTech, E-Commerce, Fintech, eSports, Recruiting, DEI, Insurtech, Internet of Things, Legal, Logistics, Manufacturing, Marketplaces, Proptech, Sales Tech, Transportation

16) Jasper Brand

  • Fund: BITKRAFT Ventures
  • Title: Associate
  • Location: Los Angeles, CA
  • Stages: Seed, Series A
  • Sectors: Entertainment, eSports

17) Jonathan Moore

  • Fund: TCG
  • Title: Investor
  • Location: Los Angeles, CA
  • Stages: Series B
  • Sectors: Art, Cosmetics, Fashion, Web3, Cybersecurity, Digital Health and Wellness, Future of Work, E-Commerce, EdTech, Entertainment, Fintech, Food and Beverage, eSports, DEI, Internet of Things, Marketplaces, Media, Consumer, Sex, Social Impact

18) Jordan Weiss

  • Fund: Plus Capital
  • Title: Head of Platform
  • Location: Los Angeles, CA
  • Stages: Seed, Pre-Seed, Series A, Series B
  • Sectors: AR/VR, Art, Cosmetics, Internet of Things, Cannabis, Clean Tech, Fashion, Web3, Communications, Digital Health and Wellness, Future of Work, E-Commerce, EdTech, Electronics, Entertainment, Fintech, Food and Beverage, eSports, Recruiting, Hospitality, DEI, Marketplaces, Media, Consumer, Parenting, Other Tech, Enterprise, Proptech, Professional or Technical Services, Food Services, Sex, Social Impact, Sales Tech, Travel

19) Ka Wai Ho

  • Fund: Alive Ventures
  • Title: Venture Partner
  • Location: Los Angeles, CA
  • Stages: Pre-Seed
  • Sectors: Marketing, Art, Cosmetics, Fashion, Communications, Digital Health and Wellness, Future of Work, E-Commerce, EdTech, Entertainment, Fintech, eSports, Recruiting, Hospitality, DEI, Insurtech, Legal, Marketplaces, Media, Consumer, Other Tech, Parenting, Proptech, Sex, Social Impact, Transportation, Travel, Other

20) Luke Kurtz

  • Fund: Elysian Park Ventures
  • Title: Associate
  • Location: Los Angeles, CA
  • Stages: Series A, Series B
  • Sectors: Other, Space, eSports, AI

21) Mark Linao

  • Fund: Progression Fund
  • Title: Partner
  • Location: Los Angeles, CA
  • Stages: Pre-Seed, Seed, Series A
  • Sectors: Communications, E-Commerce, Entertainment, Food and Beverage, eSports, Media, Consumer

22) Phil Quist

  • Fund: Connect Ventures
  • Title: Investor
  • Location: Los Angeles, CA
  • Stages: Pre-Seed, Seed, Series A
  • Sectors: AR/VR, Marketing, AI, Art, Cosmetics, Internet of Things, Clean Tech, Fashion, Cloud, Communications, Digital Health and Wellness, E-Commerce, EdTech, Electronics, Entertainment, Fintech, Food and Beverage, eSports, Hospitality, Insurtech, Legal, Marketplaces, Media, Consumer, Other Tech, Sales Tech, Sex

23) Rafael Tavarez

  • Fund: Watertower Ventures
  • Title: Investor – Platforms & Sourcing
  • Location: Los Angeles, CA
  • Stages: Pre-Seed, Seed
  • Sectors: Marketing, AI, Art, Fashion, Cloud, Communications, Web3, Future of Work, E-Commerce, EdTech, Entertainment, Fintech, eSports, Government Tech, Recruiting, Hospitality, Insurtech, Legal, Logistics, Marketplaces, Media, Consumer, Enterprise, Other Tech, Parenting, Proptech, Food Services, Sales Tech, Travel, Other

24) Rafael Tavarez

  • Fund: Watertower Ventures
  • Title: Investor – Platforms & Sourcing
  • Location: Los Angeles, CA
  • Stages: Pre-Seed, Seed
  • Sectors: Marketing, AI, AR/VR, Fashion, Cosmetics, Art, Communications, Web3, Future of Work, E-Commerce, EdTech, Entertainment, Fintech, eSports, Government Tech, Hospitality, Insurtech, Legal, Logistics, Marketplaces, Media, Consumer, Enterprise, Other Tech, Proptech, Food Services, Sales Tech, Travel, Other

25) Tara Ortiz

  • Fund: Sandbox Studios
  • Title: Investor
  • Location: Los Angeles, CA
  • Stages: Seed, Series A
  • Sectors: Digital Health and Wellness, E-Commerce, Entertainment, eSports, Food and Beverage, Media

26) Tatijana Janko

  • Fund: Fjor
  • Title: VC
  • Location: Los Angeles, CA
  • Stages: Series A, Series B, Seed
  • Sectors: Agriculture Tech, AI, AR/VR, Clean Tech, Cloud, Web3, Cybersecurity, Developer Tools, Future of Work, Fintech, eSports, Government Tech, Insurtech, Logistics, Enterprise, Space

27) Wesley King

  • Fund: Coherent Capital
  • Title: Founder
  • Location: Los Angeles, CA
  • Stages: Pre-Seed, Seed
  • Sectors: AI, Internet of Things, Clean Tech, Digital Health and Wellness, Future of Work, E-Commerce, Entertainment, Fintech, Food and Beverage, eSports, Internet of Things, Proptech, Social Impact, Transportation

28) Yelena Shkolnik

  • Fund: Jump Capital
  • Title: Partner
  • Location: Los Angeles, CA
  • Stages: Seed, Series A, Series B
  • Sectors: Marketing, Agriculture Tech, AI, Cloud, Web3, Cybersecurity, Developer Tools, Future of Work, E-Commerce, Entertainment, Fintech, eSports, Insurtech, Legal, Manufacturing, Marketplaces, Media

Hopefully this list helps you find more local investors that invest in companies in your sector. If you’re looking to pitch these investors + the rest of the Confluence.VC investor network, make sure to check out Commonapp.VC