Vindex’s $60 Million Funding Round


Sheppard Mullin represented Vindex on the round

Vindex, the emerging leader in esports led by CEO Mike Sepso, co-founder of Major League Gaming and a world-class team of esports pioneers and veteran fintech entrepreneurs, launched its initial funding of $60 million to build a first-of-its-kind global esports infrastructure platform.

The company also announced the acquisition of Next Generation Esports (NGE) and the launch of Esports Engine – both industry-leading companies in esports operations, production and technology.

The founders and senior management of both companies will remain in their roles and are now part of the Vindex leadership team. Columbus, OH-based Esports Engine, co-founded by industry veteran Adam Apicella, has rapidly established itself as a trusted partner to publishers and esports teams. Esports production powerhouse NGE, based in Burbank, CA has played a key role in some of the world’s largest and most-watched broadcasts in esports history. Vindex is fully committed to maintaining and growing the strong partnerships NGE and Esports Engine have created. The combination of the two establishes the clear market leader with unmatched resources and capabilities.

The Sheppard Mullin team representing Vindex in the financing, acquisition of NGE and launch of Esports Engine was led by partner Shon Glusky (Picture) and included several attorneys across multiple offices, including partners Dmitry Chelnitsky, Keith Gercken and Jennifer Redmond; special counsels Carol Archer and Sean Kirby; and associates Amanda Ackerman and David Rostowsky; and attorney Ethan Aronson.

Involved fees earner: Amanda Ackerman – Sheppard Mullin; Carol Archer Boboris – Sheppard Mullin; Dmitriy Chelnitsky – Sheppard Mullin; Keith Gercken – Sheppard Mullin; Shon Glusky – Sheppard Mullin; Sean Kirby – Sheppard Mullin; Jennifer Redmond – Sheppard Mullin; David Rostowsky – Sheppard Mullin;

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