Hammer & Chisel

Founded by the team behind OpenFeint, we’re a small group of passionate gamers who have grown services to more than 300M users. Hammer & Chisel has so far raised over $12M from top VCs like Benchmark, Accel, and Tencent.

Our first product, Fates Forever, is a critically acclaimed MOBA for iPad, which received Apple’s Editors Choice award July 2014. Out of Fates we’ve evolved a new service that is kind of like TeamSpeak or Skype for gamers: Discord. 

270M gamers use apps like TeamSpeak and Skype to communicate while playing online games. These apps haven't been updated in years and no longer meet our needs. We got fed up and decided to fix it. So we're now focused on building Discord, the best all-in-one voice and text chat app for gamers that’s free, secure, and works on both desktop and phone.
Company Growth (employees)
Campbell, US
Size (employees)
71 (est)+2%
Hammer & Chisel is headquartered in Campbell, US

Key People at Hammer & Chisel

Jason Citron

Jason Citron

Peter Relan

Peter Relan


Hammer & Chisel Office Locations

Hammer & Chisel has an office in Campbell
Campbell, US (HQ)
1180 1901 S Bascom Ave

Hammer & Chisel Data and Metrics

Summary Metrics

Total Funding

$9.3 m

Latest funding size

$8.2 m

Time since last funding

over 2 years


Hammer & Chisel's latest funding round in February 2015 was reported to be $8.2 m. In total, Hammer & Chisel has raised $9.3 m

Traffic Overview of Hammer & Chisel

Hammer & Chisel Online and Social Media Presence

Hammer & Chisel News and Updates

Discord’s voice communications app for gamers quadruples to 45 million users

On its second anniversary, Discord is announcing that it has reached more than 45 million users for its popular voice communications app for gamers. By comparison, the company had 11 million users in July 2016. That means it quadrupled its growth in less than a year. The Discord community now exchan…

US Startup Investments By China’s Internet Giants Slow In 2016

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Game On: Where Are The Hot Areas For M&A In E-Sports?

On the back of large deals to companies including Chinese streaming platform DouyuTV and gaming text and voice chat service Discord, investment to e-sports companies is on pace for a new funding high. While consisting mainly of smaller, tuck-in acquisitions, … Continued

E-Sports Startup Investment Is On Pace For Record Funding High

During the 2015 League of Legends World Championship, more than 36 million unique viewers tuned in to watch professional video gamers play the final game. Put another way, more viewers tuned in than for the NBA Finals or 2015 Major … Continued

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