Bloomington Fund announces investment in esports startup from IU grad – WBIW – WBIW.com

Bloomington Fund announces investment in esports startup from IU grad – WBIW – WBIW.com

BLOOMINGTON – Flywheel Fund, a member-managed capital fund run by The Mill, announced a $50,000 investment in beastcoast.

Beastcoast is an industry-leading esports and professional gaming content network led by co-CEOs Grant Zinn and Brian Anderson.

Grant Zinn
Brian Anderson

Pat East, Executive Director of the Mill, said, “Flywheel Fund is so fortunate to have the opportunity to invest in Beastcoast. E-sports viewership is growing by double-digits annually, and Beastcoast is the fastest-growing pro-gaming content creator online. It’s just a really cool company with tremendous potential that’s already being realized.” A Techstars company, Beastcoast has 1.5 million subscribers to 14 content channels.

Pat East

Anderson, a graduate of the Indiana University Kelley School of Business, developed the model for Beastcoast while working in finance. His work doing due diligence on the esports industry uncovered an opportunity to move away from the traditional model for physical sports,
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