Hitmarker smashes equity crowdfunding target by 250%

Nov 12 2019 2 min read

Hitmarker smashes equity crowdfunding target by 250% ⚡⚡⚡ Esports and gaming news, analytics, reviews on WePlay! The latest news on WePlay!

The largest esports jobs platform has its eyes set on becoming the most significant video games jobs platform as well. Hitmarker launched a successful equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube on November 1.

Hitmarker’s initial target was £80,000 ($102,000) in exchange for 4% equity with a cap set at £200,000 ($256,000)  for 9.43% equity. Originally planned to run for 30 days, the campaign succeeded in reaching the cap in only six days. With the added investment funds, Hitmarker will double its full-time staff so that it can quickly expand into the video game industry as a whole. Four hundred five investors from thirty-seven countries pledged during the campaign, with the average amount invested being £500, receiving one pledge every 20 minutes.

Hitmarker founder, Phil Huggan said in a release: 

We’ll use the extra £120,000 wisely, by increasing our marketing spend and paying more competitive salaries with the view of dominating the video game industry’s hiring landscape, just as we’ve done in esports. We expect this to increase the number of jobs on our platform five-fold and lead to a similar surge in the number of users we have.”

Hitmarker is the winner of "Service Provider of the Year" at the 2019 UK Esports Awards. Since its launch in 2017, Hitmarker has gained 450,000 unique users and has been used to search for jobs or staff almost 1.3 million times. 


World Esports Stands for Charity and Peace in Ukraine

Donate to Techiia Foundation to support charity and people of Ukraine for those who suffer the most, for those who protect the country from the Russian army forces right now and for those who will never return from this war but remain in our hearts forever.

qr code
ECS Season 8 Finals groups have been drawn
ECS Season 8 Finals groups have been drawn
Valve updates the CS:GO 2020 Majors rules
Valve updates the CS:GO 2020 Majors rules


Hitmarker Announces Follow-up Equity Crowdfunding Campaign
CR4ZY ends partnership with all their esports teams in 2020
Dota 2
Dota 2 Pro Cup China announced — the first LAN since the pandemic
CS:GO Logo
Beckham's Guild Esports will get to London Stock Exchange
Fighting games
Esports Awards 2020: Daigo Umehara's Win Is A Victory For The FGC

Other Categories

WePlay Promotes

Stand with Ukraine


Ukrainian Army NBU Fundraising


Come Back Alive Foundation