ZEAL Ventures leads financing round in prize draw platform DAYMADE

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ZEAL has led a financing round in the successful UK prize gaming platform DAYMADE at a valuation of 12 million Euro via its Ventures division.

In addition to ZEAL Ventures, other existing investors – several business angels with decades of experience in the gaming industry – are also participating in the round. DAYMADE will use the new funds to further scale its UK business.

ZEAL Ventures has been invested in DAYMADE since 2019 and has supported the successful British start-up in recent years not only financially, but also through ongoing advisory in areas such as strategy, regulation, marketing and organization.

DAYMADE was founded in 2019 with the aim of revolutionizing prize draws. The British start-up offers players the chance to win holidays, unforgettable experiences, and lifestyle prizes, while supporting a good cause.

Through a partnership with Eden Reforestation Projects, a tree is planted with every purchase. With this innovative concept, the company’s offering appeals particularly to a younger generation of adults. Its success is also reflected in the financials: DAYMADE has increased its revenue by nearly 10x in the last four years. This growth has been achieved at sustainable, attractive unit economics (revenue and costs per player). The company also achieved profitability in 2023.

“We are delighted to once again support the DAYMADE team with a significant investment,” says Juliane Gutsmiedl, Investment Manager at ZEAL Ventures. “For several years now, we have been observing a trend towards prize games, which are particularly popular with younger target groups such as millennials and adults in Generation Z. Companies like DAYMADE are therefore significantly contributing to shaping the future of the gaming industry. For this reason, we are delighted to continue our collaboration with DAYMADE and to continue exchanging ideas on a new gaming and entertainment experience.”

“We are thrilled to have ZEAL Ventures on board again”, says Andrew Broekelmann, CEO of DAYMADE. “Their continued support is a huge vote of confidence in our mission to re-imagine prize-based draws for a new generation of players. This funding will fuel our growth and product innovation in the UK. And it doesn’t stop there – as DAYMADE grows, so does our ability to make a real difference. With over 1.3 million trees planted through our charity partners, we’re just as committed to our planet as we are to our players. We look forward to making a greater impact, together.”