ReKTGlobal, Rogue Add More Starpower with Additions of Tainy & Lex Borrero as Co-Owners
ReKTGlobal added another voice to its lineup of investors, announcing the addition of Latin music producer Tainy and music executive Lex Borrero as investors. Fresh off the esports entity’s Series A announcement that raised $10.8 million in funding, Tainy and Borrero will now join EDM staple Steve Aoki and Billboard Award-winning Imagine Dragons as co-owners of the organization, the parent company of professional global esports organization Rogue.
“We’re excited to add Tainy, the legendary Latin music producer, as well as his manager and award-winning executive, Lex Borrero, as investors in the ReKTGlobal family,” said Amish Shah, founder of ReKTGlobal and co-owner of Team Rogue. “With Tainy and Lex’s support, we look forward to continuous growth and elevation of Rogue Nation’s global footprint in Latin America and beyond.”
As co-owners, Tainy and Borrero will support the growth of ReKTGlobal and Rogue in Latin America through strategic partnerships. They will also create and deliver creative streaming content alongside Rogue players and strengthen awareness around the team’s Junior Rogue program for amateur gamers and enthusiasts.
Tainy is knownfor his production on Cardi B, Bad Bunny and J Balvin’s “I like it.” He co-produced all but three of the 14 tracks on Balvin’s 2018 “Vibras,” and is working on his first-ever album that will release later this summer. In announcing the investment, Tainy said, “As a passionate gamer and supporter of Rogue, I’m excited to join ReKTGlobal as an investor. When I’m not in the studio, I’m gaming – playing everything from League of Legends, NBA 2K and Final Fantasy to Gears of War, whose soundtrack I’m currently working on, in addition to my own album.”
Lex Borrero, who recently won ASCAP’s Song of the Year Award as publisher of Zedd’s “The Middle,” adds, “I’ve been watching what ReKTGlobal has been doing in the space since 2017, and I love their vision of merging music and gaming. When the opportunity came up, it was a no brainer.”