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Newcastle gaming jobs platform more than doubles £200k crowdfunding target

A Newcastle esports jobs platform has announced that it has more than doubled its £200k crowdfunding target.

Hitmarker, which hosts esports and video game jobs, has raised £521,283, totalling 260 per cent of its original target.

The funding came from 487 investors in 50 different countries, with the largest single investment standing at £250k.

Following the investments, Hitmarker plans to bring its platform to new markets in 2021, starting with Brazil and Spain, then moving on to Asia.

Richard Huggan, Hitmarker’s managing director, commented: “We came into this raise much more confident than we were last year due to having a network of existing investors and because Hitmarker is now operating in a much wider market.

“Even so, the response from our community, and that of the wider esports and video game industry, has blown us all away.

“We want to thank everyone who put their faith in us, and promise that we’ll continue working hard to reward it.”

Philip Huggan, Hitmarker’s founder, added: “Hitmarker started as a passion project to fill a clear need for a job portal dedicated to the esports industry.

“That we now have 12,000+ live jobs, a constantly-growing user base, and the expertise required to bring our product to new territories is a testament to our team, who works relentlessly to make Hitmarker the best it can be.

“We have lots of goals that this capital will help us realise. Not only are we going to roll out new platforms dedicated to specific regions, there are also a plethora of new features coming.

“We’re all excited to grow our team, improve our product, and continue bringing value to the esports and video game community.”

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