Our portfolio focuses on new technologies particularly in the areas of esports, blockchain and payments. Our current portfolio consists of 11 innovative, disruptive, global businesses.
In November 2019, Blue Star invested approximately £150,000 in each of six esports businesses. The esports sector is experiencing significant growth and according to estimates by games and esports analytics provider Newzoo, may see total global esports market revenue increase to US$1.8 billion for 2022. The largest component of this estimate relates to sponsorship, media rights and advertising and the Company will take advantage of this growth opportunity by investing in franchises and infrastructure investments targeting different regions globally. Since […]
In June 2015 the Company invested £50,000 in Sthaler Limited, an early stage identity and payments technology business which enables a consumer to identify themselves and pay using just their finger at retail points of sale. Sthaler jointly developed Fingopay in conjunction with Hitachi. Fingopay uses a unique finger vein ID process which is considered to be more secure than finger print readers and faster than chip and pin operations. The technology is widely adopted in Japan and it is […]
SatoshiPay is a digital payments company that uses blockchain to offer payment services in three areas – micro-payments, digital wallets and business to business (B2B) cross border payments. B2B cross-border payments are the most recent market for SatoshiPay. In November 2019, the company announced the new SatoshiPay B2B service, using the same technical platform as the existing products. This is the largest segment in the global payments market and represents an exciting growth opportunity for SatoshiPay. Micro-payments represent a growing […]
LEAF is a leading free-to-play mobile game group. Our studios create engaging games that produce enduring player loyalty across our portfolio of legendary games. Leaf offers a compelling portfolio of games, developed and published in-house or through IP partnerships and acquisitions, with strong appeal to players globally. LEAF Group consists of 2 game studios in Vancouver and Nanaimo B.C., Canada along with partners in North & South America and European regions. Blue Star has invested approximately £57,000 into Leaf Mobile […]