Rune

Rune

A mobile application company connecting gamers to like-minded teammates. Its headquarters are located in New York City, New York and the company was founded in 2018.

Rune is a New York-based mobile application company that uses its platform to connect gamers playing cooperative games to teammates that align with their values. It uses artificial intelligence to identify characteristic traits of gamers so that they can create a team with which they can cohesively and respectfully play games.

Product

After using artificial intelligence to connect players to teammates, they can then communicate with teach other while engaging in multiplayer online games through a voice chat that runs as an independent application in the background of the video game while the participants play. The voice chat allows for collaboration among a group of participants who have been matched using artificial intelligence with the intended result of enhancing the playing experience.

Specifics

Rune runs lucky draws in collaboration with PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds mobile application. The game is a multiplayer battle royale game. Participants can win monetary prizes by using both the Rune application and the mobile version of the game. Rune has noted that for this specific game there were issues with voice chat harassment and bullying, thus creating a need for an application such as Rune on the market.

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Funding rounds

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Rune funding round, October 2019
2,000,000
October 2019
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People

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Bjarke Felbo

Co-founder and CTO

Sanjay Guruprasad

Co-founder and CEO

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Documentaries, videos and podcasts

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Rune App on Twitter

25 October 2018

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News

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Greg Kumparak
October 2, 2019
TechCrunch
Multiplayer games are more fun when you get to play with the same crew regularly. Playing with the same people means better cooperation, deeper strategies, and, if all goes well, more wins. But what if none of your friends play the game you want to play? Rune, a company out of Y Combinator's Winter 2019 [...]

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