SiGMA speaks to the team behind BeatMe about their exciting eSports app, achievements and future plans
BeatMe is a mobile eSport app startup, which is going to take part in SiGMA Startup Pitch in end of November. BeatMe allows players to legally reward each other with money for their victory after a 1v1 multiplayer match on their console, phone or laptop. There is also a reward in the end of the game.
What is your company’s unique differentiating idea?
BeatMe is an eSport mobile application that organises video games matches between gamers in a Fair Play community and allows a loser to donate cash to a winner (from 2.5 euros to 10 euros). We are talking about a reward, it is not a bet. It is not gambling. It’s not an obligation to pay. It means that it is legal in many countries in Europe. And yet, we have 30% of the loser you give a reward.
What differentiates you from your competitors? Specifically, what do you provide that is currently not available in the market or how do you differ from your competitors?
With BeatMe, you can play when you want, against anybody on any of your favorite video games. If you want to play now for just 1 game with someone, you just launch the app and we will find you an opponent. Your fair play system gives you the assurance to play against honest and cool people. You will fell the emotion of a real competition and the pleasure to play against cool gamers.
What milestones or tangible traction have you achieved to date?
We already tested our MVP between December 2016 and March 2017. Thanks to that we integrated the French Sport Incubator “Le Tremplin” and we were selected by Wilco as one of the best B2C startup of 2017. Since April 2017, we have our V1 in which we can add all our awesome future functionalities. We already have 15 000 downloads. 95% of people subscribe after downloading the app. 5% of all users have already given a reward (meaning money for us). At the moment, the people who give a reward make 3 rewards per month.
Please explain your objectives for participating in SIGMA Pitch Event.
We are looking for smart. We already have found great investors who help us every day. More than their money, it is their experience and their network that will help us to achieve profitability. So, yes, we are looking for money but most of all we are looking for investors that can drive us to success. We are starting to be “famous” in France. SIGMA is a good way to show us to the rest of the world.