Oversubscribed Funding Confirms Inherent Industry Demand for Inclusive and Forward-Looking Gaming Communities

VANCOUVER, BC, February 1, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Today, Paidia Gaming (“Paydia“) announced that its female-led team had successfully brought together more than US$4.4 million ($5.57 million CAD) in seed capital to fund the development and growth of its fully integrated gaming portal – The oversubscribed funding validates the industry’s inherent demand for Paidia’s vision to build a community-led platform for all gamers focused on inclusivity, kindness and safety.

Paidia is a women-led games, technology and media company that builds an inclusive gaming community to empower gamers to connect, learn and play safely. The Paidia portal includes prize pool tournaments and access to secure play, entertainment, community experiences and membership rewards.

Paidia disrupts the gaming industry by making gaming inviting, entertaining and engaging, while fostering positive social connections. Paidia’s team is led by a leadership team comprised of female experts in gaming, technology and media who are driving the company’s growth and scale. Executive management includes Jill Kennyfounder and CEO of Paidia (former head of media at Red Bull Canada), Stephanie PelozaHead Narrative Designer (popular game creator and transgender activist), Camille Salazar HadawayHead of Partnerships (well-known esports host and content producer), Taylor SudermanDirector of Digital Products and Platform (formerly Digital Programming at Red Bull Canada), and Julia BeckerCorporate Advisor (former Head of Investor Relations at Enthusiast Gaming).

Here is just a brief overview of Paidia’s success and traction since May 2021:

  • On $$4.4 million ($5.57 million BODY) investment reached in 2021
  • Beta access to the desktop gaming portal went live in mid-November,
  • Key partnerships with industry leaders, including Xbox Canada and Razer, who share Paidia’s mission to make gaming accessible and inclusive for all
  • Original media properties and produced artwork, including a podcast, editorial and video-on-demand series
  • Signed by official ambassadors and influential players including Jeannail Carter (@Cuddle_Core), Stephanie Harvey (@missharvey), and Kelsey Impicciche (@KelseyDangerous)

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About Paydia
Paidia is an inclusive gaming community that allows gamers to connect, learn and play safely. Founded and supported by a diverse group of women, Paidia is led by industry experts who are driven to deliver sophisticated solutions that encourage positive voices within the gaming community. The fully integrated portal provides a secure environment for players looking for a supportive, inclusive and caring community. It features media and content experiences, tournaments and gameplay, rewards and prizes, live and on-demand classes, and the ability to chat with like-minded gamers. Visit


Cathy W. Howerton