|Session Name||Investment Hotspots|
|Speaker(s)||Ian Baverstock, Thomas Bidaux, Fred Hasson, Siggi Koegl, Tim Merel, Ilkka Paananen|
|Company Name(s)||Tenshi Ventures, ICO Partners, Games Capital, Attaction, Digi-Capital, Supercell|
|Track / Format||Business & Marketing|
What are investors looking to invest in? Recent years have seen games specific funds being set up, land grabs for MMOGs and Virtual Worlds, social networking games. There's rising interest in the potential of mobile and smart phone apps, social commerce, analytics, and 'Gamification'. The panel pick their winners in the last year and who and what to watch in the next, and is this a business route entrepreneurs and aspiring creatives should be contemplating, rather than looking for the financing of specific games projects?