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The Number One Educational Resource for the Game Industry

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

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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?

GDC Europe 2011

Ian Baverstock

Tenshi Ventures

Thomas Bidaux

ICO Partners

Fred Hasson

Games Capital

Siggi Koegl


Tim Merel


Ilkka Paananen


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Business & Marketing

Business & Marketing