More about Skillz
Skillz is driving the future of entertainment by accelerating the convergence of sports, video games and media for an exploding mobile-first audience worldwide. The company’s platform empowers mobile game developers and players with democratized access to fun, fair and skill-based competition for real prizes, shifting the paradigm to make eSports accessible to anyone, anywhere with a mobile device.
Skillz helps developers build multi-million dollar game franchises by turning content into competitive social gaming properties for the world’s 2.6 billion gamers. The company has already worked with 13,000 game developers, leveraging its patented technology to host over 800 million tournaments for 18 million players worldwide.
This year, Skillz was recognized as one of Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies and CNBC Disruptor 50(for the second time). In 2018, Skillz was listed as one of Forbes’ Next Billion-Dollar Startups and Entrepreneur Magazine’s 100 Brilliant Companies. In 2017, Inc. Magazine ranked Skillz the No. 1 fastest-growing private company in America.
The company is backed by leading venture capitalists, media companies, and professional sports luminaries, ranging from Liberty Global, Accomplice, Wildcat Capital, Telstra Ventures, and a founder of Great Hill Partnersto the owners of the New England Patriots, Milwaukee Bucks, New York Mets, and Sacramento Kings.
- Equity Incentives
Each employee represents a critical part of what makes Skillz great. Skillz invests in its employees by granting every employee access to stock options
- Career Growth
As Skillz grows, so do you. Skillz is invested in helping every employee find what they love to do, and be the best at doing it.
- Amazing Culture
Fostering an amazing culture requires everyone’s input. We place high importance on having supportive teams, charity events, company-wide team-building and a commitment to diversity.
Let all things in life have their place. Generous PTO + half-day summer Fridays in August means that Skillzians are well-rounded and rested.
- Health & Wellness
Employee health and happiness is of the utmost importance. Therefore, Skillz provides comprehensive health plans for both employees and their families.
- Food and Snacks
No one wants to be hungry at work. A snack-packed kitchen, catered dinners and Friday lunches helps ensure just that.