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Helping gamers find their tribe

A mobile gaming startup founded by two MIT PhD dropouts, Rune began by asking a simple question: Can AI find you friends?

Rune’s friend-finding AI instantly finds players the perfect teammate and connects them via voice chat. Through the chat, players can form friendships and share laughs as they game together. So far, players have spent over 75 million minutes together on Rune's voice chat and have formed friendships across 100+ countries. With an explosion in multiplayer mobile games, Rune is rapidly becoming the place where the next generation of gamers hang out, make friends, and share experiences.

"In an exponentially growing gaming industry, riddled by trolls and toxic behavior, Rune allows gamers to find their tribe online, using artificial intelligence. Having both AI experts, such as Danny Lange, and gaming unicorn founders, like David Helgason, on-hand in our Collective, investing in Sanjay and Bjarke was a no-brainer for us. We are so excited to enable them to help friendship flourish online."

- Eric Lagier, Managing Parter

VERTICAL
Gaming
Country
USA
INvested in
Pre-Seed
2019
Invested with
Collective contributions

Meet the founders

Bjarke Felbo

CTO

Sanjay Guruprasad

CEO

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December 17, 2019

Our Investments in 2019

The past year has been fun and intense for the byFounders team. We've made a total of 14 investments, of which 11 are brand new entries to our portfolio. Ranging from AI-trained robots to computer vision prototyping, sustainability-as-a-service, a global social safety net, automated contract handling and more, it’s safe to say that we’re staying true to our agnostic investment focus.
Company News
December 17, 2019

Our Investments in 2019

The past year has been fun and intense for the byFounders team. We've made a total of 14 investments, of which 11 are brand new entries to our portfolio. Ranging from AI-trained robots to computer vision prototyping, sustainability-as-a-service, a global social safety net, automated contract handling and more, it’s safe to say that we’re staying true to our agnostic investment focus.

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