The art of networking is crucial for all fields, but many find it difficult to branch out and develop connections. If done correctly, networking can put you at the forefront of your connections’ minds, paving the groundwork for industry success. However, the toll of social exertion can be draining physically and mentally, and the skill needed to navigate a social space is a huge barrier to entry.
Like any industry, the gaming industry is built on networking, connecting in order to create. Recent developments in software and technology have made collaboration over the internet easier, allowing a rapidly accelerating industry and birthing some amazing projects within. The issue has remained the same since the emerging of these tools: fractured information. POGR spearheaded the future of gaming through a focused network, and with the creation of its ‘Ultimate Player Profile,’ gamers now have a new tool with which to continue their online journey.
POGR is under the leadership of CEO Connor Ellison, CTO Randolph Aarseth and CPO Juno Kim. The powerhouse entrepreneurial team has built POGR to be the statistical foundation for gaming’s future.
The platform is designed to revolutionize how studios, gamers and creators manage and display gaming and social media stats, aggregating all of the analytics from a player’s gaming and social media profiles onto one easy-to-customize platform. It verifies users through their ‘identifi’ process, which protects gamertags and limits impersonation.
Moreover, the service includes a variety of supplementary functions, such as the opportunity to battle friends or participate in tournaments against players from around the world. There are even some games launching through the player profile network, including survival thriller Last of Humanity. Downloading the game will give players early access to the player profile system.
The founders shared their dream of creating the ultimate player profile and revealed that POGR has been their long-term vision. “During our journeys as gamers, we wished we had a network—a landing page to discover the growing world of gaming where we could connect and compare with friends,” they explained.
POGR’s founders invested heavily in understanding gaming data. They soon realized that the pathway to gaming data wasn’t through the Triple-A titles we all know and love; rather, they discovered smaller studios just needed tools to compete with the biggest games. Their profile system keeps these studios front of mind, providing a suite of tools for developers to understand and communicate with their community in a new way.
POGR is a carefully designed product that completely changes how gamers and gaming developers interact with and understand each other. The platform is building the foundation of data integration for the future of gaming and other adjacent industries, including sports tech, blockchain analytics, and more.
Though still a young tech start-up, POGR is already recording numerous milestones, including raising its seed round of funding during the beginning of a recession. At first, the company pressed forward, investing nearly every dime they had and teetering on the brink of calamity. While some would’ve stopped at this roadblock, POGR’s team had an extremely strong conviction that they were building something great and continued burning through their little reserves. Finally, venture capitalist firm Venturerock understood their vision and bought into their vision for the future of data integration, poising the company for industry-defining success.
Today, the goal is to see POGR scale and become one of the foundational pillars of the metaverse. POGR is also working on raising its series A at the end of 2023, which is part of its strategy to scale itself into gaming’s future. In the meantime, the founders encourage you to do some networking of your own: email [email protected] and check out POGR’s Instagram, TikTok, Twitter, YouTube, and LinkedIn for more information on the ultimate player profile.