FUNDING AND FINANCING
THE VIDEOGAME INDUSTRY
May 16-17, 2013
Videogame Economics Forum 2013
Last but not least: Closing Keynote: How Google can help you build your game, process the data and monetize your business? By Christophe Baroux - Sales & Business Development Manager, Europe du Sud Google Enterprise
Investors and VCs who confirmed their participation in Videogame Economics Forum 2013!
Alain Benisty General Manager CM-CIC Capital Innovation - Credit Mutuel CIC www.cmcic-capitalfinance.com
Arnaud Limal Partner LD&A Jupiter www.ldajupiter.com
Cindy Au Head of Community Kickstarter www.kickstarter.com
Guillaume Lautour Partner Idinvest Partners www.idinvest.com/en/
Jason Della Rocca Co-Founder / Indie Evangelist Execution Labs www.executionlabs.com
Jim Ying VP of Publishing and Partnerships GREE International, Inc. www.gree-corp.com
Justin Stolzenberg COO and Co-Founder European Games Group www.gamesgroup.eu
Lionel Prévot Project Manager for CNC video game National Film Centre and the moving image www.cnc.fr
Maarten Noyons CEO Playground Publishing Holdings BV www.plgnd.com
Patrick Memmi President Axiom Finance www.axiomfinance.fr
Sébastien Saunier Director, Head of Cultural Industries Department IFCIC www.ifcic.fr
Stéphane Bittoun CEO MyMajorCompany www.mymajorcompany.com
Tanu-Matti Tuominen Partner & Co-Founder Vision+ Fund visionplus.fi
Thibaut Revel Partner Clipperton Finance
Thomas Bidaux CEO ICO Partners www.icopartners.com
Quentin Molinié et Numa Bourrague eCAP Partner www.ecap-partner.com
New heavyweight investors and VCs just confirmed their participation in Videogame Economics Forum 2013!
Gaming giant GREE (TYO:3632) has just announced a new $10 million fund targeting high quality game developers. Jim Ying – VP, Developer Relations & Publishing – Gree, Inc will disclose more details about the size of the fund, as well as their criteria for investment at Videogame Economics Forum 2013.
Tanu-Matti Tuominen – Partner & Co-Founder – Vision + Fund will explain more about Vision+ Fund's model. Vision+ invests in products on a revenue-share basis, which offers entrepreneurs access to investment without diluting their existing equity value, and returns capital to investors on a quarterly basis. Vision+ current investors include institutional investors, capital and pension funds, Nokia and Microsoft.
Guillaume Lautour – Partner – ID Invest will host a discussion on the theme: “How to convince an investor to say ‘Yes’.”
Alain Bénisty – General Manager - CM–CIC Capital Innovation – Crédit Mutuel CIC will speak at VEF 2013. CM-CIC Capital Innovation is specialized in investment and support for high-potential growth companies, with strong technology expertise, in the first stages of their development. It finances firms positioned on sectors such as life sciences, information technology, industrial innovations or environment.
Videogame Economics Forum program is taking shape
Wonderful speakers already confirmed their participation.
Cindy AuVideogame Economics Forum is extremely pleased to welcome Cindy Au, Head of Community and Game Developer Relations at Kickstarter. Cindy will give the opening keynote of Videogame Economics Forum and discuss best practices when using Kickstarter as a means to raise funds in the video game industry.
Kickstarter is the world's largest funding platform for creative projects
Zack KarlssonVice-President, Business Development & Digital Platforms - Capcom. Founded in 1979, Capcom is now involved in all areas of the video game industry and has offices in Tokyo, Osaka, California, England, Germany and Hong Kong.
Stéphane BittounDevelopment General Manager - My Major Company. My Major Company is considered a pioneering leader of crowd funding in France.
Geoffrey ZatkinChief Operating Officer - EEDAR (Electronic Entertainment Design & Research). Founded in 2006 by video game industry veterans, EEDAR is the largest specialty video game research firm in the world.
Thomas BidauxCo-Founder ICO Partners - ICO Partners is a consulting agency, which guides independent developers seeking to enter the online games market. ICO Partners has a deep knowledge of the crowdfunding ecosystem for videogames and knows what works, what doesn't, and the direction crowdfunding is taking.
Joseph OlinExecutive Director, International Digital Media & Arts Association, will present a model to evaluate F2P games… something that very few start-ups or new studios ever consider when they decide to enter the space.
Frédérique DoumicCEO OUAT Entertainment, will present "Copublishing a social game : lessons learned from two complementary successful experiences: Ludoïd (Lucky Pirate) and Telfrance (Plus Belle La Vie ! )".
Don’t miss your chance and pitch your project in front of investors!
Project bearers will have a chance to pitch their project in front of investors, bankers, VCs and Business Angels. Register as a participant and discover how and when.
SNJV supports Videogame Economics Forum
Julien Villedieu, General Manager of SNJV - National Syndicate of French Videogame Studios - declares: "SNJV supports Videogame Economics Forum second edition this year. Financing games and game studios or publishers became a major issue for all actors of videogame industry. Organizing meetings between financers, investors and videogame actors is a key factor to improve mutual understanding and convince financers to invest into the French Videogame Industry".
Videogame Economics Forum is the leading European event dedicated to funding and
#VEF2013 Charles Christory"..problems - appetite for investments in social gaming slowed & not enough social game expertise in french funds"
#VEF2013 Charles Christory "positives about french funding community - solid feedback on biz plans and quick go/no go decision..."
#VEF2013 Cameron van den Bergh "let the community help you when scaling - monitoring, feedback, moderating forums etc. incentivize them"
#VEF2013 Justin Stolzenberg, "focus on building engagement quickly. if you have engagement, much easier to monetize on top of that"
#VEF 2013 Geoffrey Zatkin"due to (game) oversupply problem, hearing about the game (mktg) becoming more important to consumers than quality"
#VEF2013 Guillaume Latour - Link btwn platform & design very important for investors. There's a real talent in mastering the platform
#VEF2013 Guillaume Lautour - I don't invest in (individual) games. I invest in companies. Goal is to go beyond a game and build a company
#VEF2013 how to get an investor to yes? sébastien doumic "team, project, vision first and foremost"
#VEF2013 Zack Karlsson "public funding in itself isn't necessarily bad. the way it's done is what counts. need to explain how it's used"