|Session Name||Fundraising 101 for Game Companies|
|Company Name(s)||Avista Partners|
|Track / Format||Business, Marketing and Management|
Raising money is not an easy task no matter how successful a game company is or how great the team is. There are many issues to deal with and timing is one of the important ones. With over $1 billion raised in venture capital by game companies in each of the last 4 years and over $18 billion in IPO's/exits just in 2011, most VC's, strategic investors and even many angel investors are keen to invest in the next great game company. So now is the actually the best time ever in the history of the game sector to raise money.The question is how to do that successfully with fair terms. Paul's session will address this question using both his insight from over 12 years advising game companies as an investment banker but also as an investor in game companies in the past 3 years.