Visor, a San Francisco, CA-based gaming insights startup, raised $4.7m in Series A funding. The round was led by Accel, with participation from previous investors Y Combinator, Afore Capital and NextGen Venture Partners, as well as a number of angels, including Ruchi Sanghvi and former Dropbox CTO Aditya Agarwal (via South Park Commons Fund), Gmail creator Paul Buchheit, Paul Levine, Jeffrey Rosen and John Graham.
YC, Afore, and NextGen also invested in an earlier, $1m pre-seed round Visor raised in late 2017.
The company intends to use the funds to accelerate development of real-time technology, continue to build engineering, design, community, and product teams, and expand its real-time platform to new features, games, and experiences.
Led by Ivan Zhou, CEO and Co-Founder, Visor is also announcing the launch of its real-time data platform, which allows gamers to improve their skills by providing real-time performance feedback as they play via a combination of overlays, visual alerts, and audio cues.
Visor uses a real-time engine that analyzes every single frame of a game as it’s happening and surfaces relevant information back to the gamer instantaneously. Visor remembers each gamer’s play history, understands every event from the current game, and provides feedback incorporating this context.