73 Top San Francisco Gaming Companies and Startups of 2021

June 18, 2021

This article showcases our top picks for the best San Francisco based Gaming companies. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the Gaming industry, but are all exceptional companies well worth a follow.

We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands.

We selected these startups and companies for exceptional performance in one of these categories:

  • Innovation
    • Innovative ideas
    • Innovative route to market
    • Innovative product
  • Growth
    • Exceptional growth
    • Exceptional growth strategy
  • Management
  • Societal impact

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Top San Francisco Gaming Startups

Data sourced from Crunchbase and SemRush.

Razer

Razer

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Razer develops high-end precision gaming products by combining technology, ergonomics, and expert validation.

Zynga

Zynga

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Zynga develops, markets, and operates social games as live services played on the Internet.

Zynga

Forte

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We’re building economic technology for games using blockchain.

Zynga

Chartboost

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Chartboost is one of the largest mobile-games only marketplace to increase revenue and discover new players.

Zynga

Fandom

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Fandom is a developer of a global entertainment media platform designed for fans to explore, contribute to, and celebrate.

Zynga

Glu Mobile

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Glu Mobile is a technology platform developing entertainment-focused freemium games for smartphones and tablet devices.

Zynga

Double Loop Games

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Double Loop Games is a mobile studio dedicated to making delightful, relaxing experiences for the biggest audience in games.

Zynga

Pocket Gems

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Pocket Gems’ mission is to be one of the world’s great creators of innovative interactive entertainment on mobile.

Zynga

Sanlo

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Vertically-focused platform of financial services for the gaming & app companies

Zynga

Kabam

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Kabam develops multiplayer games on mobile, online, and social networks.

Zynga

Guilded

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Guilded helps gaming teams recruit, improve, and complete.

Zynga

Ubiquity6

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Ubiquity6 uses computer vision to enable massively multiplayer, persistent AR experiences on top of the physical world.

Zynga

Kamcord

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Kamcord is a social media platform allowing its users to post and interact through video content.

Zynga

Lowkey

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The home for watching and creating short gaming videos

Zynga

Athlane

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Athlane facilitates sponsorship and endorsement deals between streamers and brands.

Zynga

CodeCombat

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CodeCombat creates game-based computer science programs that engage and captivate students as they learn to type real code.

Zynga

KIXEYE

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KIXEYE is an independent game developer responsible for titles like Desktop Defender, Backyard Monsters, Battle Pirates and War Commander.

Zynga

Kongregate

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Kongregate is a mobile game publisher and web gaming portal.

Zynga

Pocket Worlds

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Pocket Worlds operates as a mobile gaming company.

Zynga

Gowalla

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Gowalla is an augmented reality social game.

Zynga

TinyCo

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TinyCo, a mobile gaming creator, was acquired by Jam City

Zynga

ForeVR

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ForeVR is a gaming company dedicated to bringing VR to the masses.

Zynga

Drivetime

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Drivetime provides an online platform designed to help users play games while they drive.

Zynga

Little Passports

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Little Passports inspires children to learn about other countries and cultures.

Zynga

Mythia

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mythia.com is the Reward Card for Gamers

Zynga

Rune

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Rune is a voice chat and automated friend or squad finder for players on mobile games.

Zynga

Ryu Games

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Changing the way people make and play mobile games

Zynga

Opera Event

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Influencer Infrastructure for Social Media

Zynga

Azarus

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Azarus is a new game challenge network that allows Gamers and Streamers to engage with each other in unprecedented ways.

Zynga

Latent Space

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Latent Space is a developer of virtual reality technology intended to offer a fully artificial intelligence rendered 3D engine.

Zynga

Knock Knock

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Maker of Frictionless Games and Technologies

Zynga

TidePool

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Tidepool offers a game-based technology that enables users to decode personality traits, emotions, and short-term cognitive processes.

Zynga

VULCUN

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The largest prize pools in Fantasy eSports

Zynga

Arctop

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Arctop provides brain decoding technology that analyzes brain signals to produces an accurate measure of the mind in real-time.

Zynga

Hyper Online

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Hyper Online is an avatar-based social network for anime and gaming fans.

Zynga

YUR

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YUR is a fitness and health platform designed to make fitness a game using virtual reality.

Zynga

Carnivore, Inc.

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Makers of Clan HQ, mobile messenger for mobile gamers.

Zynga

Zengaming

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Zengaming is a professional and competitive network for gamers.

Zynga

PlayPhone

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PlayPhone is a social gaming developer providing solutions to wireless carriers.

Zynga

ZAR

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Zar develops AI coaching platforms for esport gamers

Zynga

SquareTwo

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Mobile entertainment +1. They power the real value behind points.

Zynga

LIQUIDSports

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The “Everything” App for Sports

Zynga

MaxPlay

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MaxPlay is a game technology solutions and services provider focused on advancing game development tools for game developers of all sizes.

Zynga

Mountaintop Studios

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Mountaintop Studios is a game studio creating multiplayer games.

Zynga

FunCraft

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FunCraft is to make mobile games that are daily rituals in our players’ lives. ​

Zynga

GameTree

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GameTree is a free app for finding gaming friends and building strong teams.

Zynga

Legionfarm

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LegionFarm connects gamers with in-game training and assistance from professional players.

Zynga

PlayFirst

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PlayFirst is a developer of mobile games that includes the Dash® series of games.

Zynga

Highbrow

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Highbrow is an email based learning service that brings bite-sized courses straight to users’ inbox every morning.

Zynga

JuiceBox Games

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JuiceBox Games build games with soul to deliver the best entertainment experiences.

Zynga

Ignite Game Technologies

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Ignite Game Technologies offers online gaming services such as video games.

Zynga

StartPlaying.Games

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Social online game experiences hosted by professional game hosts

Zynga

Cloudcade

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F2P Mobile Games Developer & Publisher

Zynga

Proxy42

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Proxy42 is on a mission to build the best world-scale AR platform designed to blend shared augmented worlds with the real world.

Zynga

Clay.io

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The Platform for Mobile Web Games

Zynga

Heroic Labs

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Heroic Labs builds social infrastructure for games and apps.

Zynga

Proteus Games

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Proteus Games mobile development company working with mobile game publishers.

Zynga

Double Crown Gaming Co.

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Purveyors of Friendly Competition

Zynga

Apptuto

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Apptuto is an edtech startup providing a gamified social learning solution to students undertaking standardised exams.

Zynga

Breaktime Studios

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Breaktime Studios is a free-to-play social games developer and publisher for tablets and smartphones.

Zynga

Idle Gaming

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Idle Games® offers Idle Engine, a distributed simulation platform designed to provide an unshared game world with social game mechanics.

Zynga

Yomob Technology

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A Mobile SaaS company with AI based technology to maximize ad performance and revenue for the mobile game and app developers.

Zynga

Tactical Haptics

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Tactical Haptics commercializes haptic game controllers for advanced touch feedback in applications ranging from training to VR arcades.

Zynga

Playerize

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Playerize provides monetization and high quality user acquisition solutions for the social and mobile gaming industry.

Zynga

MindKick

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MindKick is a mobile gaming company that launches and operates a portfolio of theme-based gaming communities.

Zynga

Find A Game, Inc.

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Helping golf course operators eliminate partially-filled tee times via social- and handicap-relevant invitations.

Zynga

WATTY Games

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WATTY Games uses the latest advances in Augmented Reality to create an entirely new game experience.

Zynga

OpenWager

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OpenWager is a premier B2B partner in delivering custom branded social casino entertainment to enjoy anywhere, anytime.

Zynga

Stateless Networks

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Stateless Networks is modernizing physical network operations in the era of the Software Defined Data Center.

Zynga

4D Sight

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Deep video monetization platform.

Zynga

Bionic Panda Games

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Bionic Panda Games is a cross-platform mobile social games company.

Zynga

Pangea Mobile

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Pangea Mobile focuses on making Chinese games thrive in the Western market with our service and solutions platform.

Zynga

Pvgna

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Subscription-based On Demand Gaming Video Platform

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