FUNDING AND FINANCING
THE VIDEOGAME INDUSTRY
May 15-16, 2014
Welcome to Videogame Economics Forum 2014!
Videogame Economics Forum is the only event in Europe, which brings together investors, bankers, business angels, and studio executives for two days of intense case studies, keynotes and face-to-face meetings. Last but not least, a special gala dinner allows participants to meet with top-notch investors in a relaxed and very French atmosphere!
Videogame Economics Forum is proud to announce a partnership with GamesBeat Conference!
GamesBeat, a highly regarded event organized by VentureBeat, is held every year in Redwood City in California. GamesBeat welcomes prestigious speakers and investors such as David Gardner - Co-founder and General Partner at London Venture Partners, Tim Merel - Managing Director - Digi-Capital, Lars Buttler - Managing Director at Madison Sandhill Capital and Kristian Segerstrale - Co-Founder at Initial Capital and Supercell Board Member, to name just a few.
Dean Takahashi, the lead writer for GamesBeat at VentureBeat, already confirmed his participation in Videogame Economics Forum 2014. He will give a keynote about the status of investments in videogame industry. He will also host a panel discussion with prestigious investors and financers who have been participating in GamesBeat 2013.
First draft of the program to be announced beginning of 2014!
Some of the most prominent speakers of the Videogame Economics Forum 2013 – including Jim Ying - VP of Publishing and Partnerships at GREE International, Inc - or Alain Tascan - President and CEO of Sava Transmedia, former co-founder of Ubisoft in Montreal and former co-founder of EA Montreal - already expressed their interest in being part of the event again in 2014!
Following the success of the first two events, Videogame Economics Forum 2014 will raise the bar: more investors and more international visitors. Stay tuned and check our pre-program, which will be unveiled beginning of 2014.
We look forward to welcoming you in Angoulême, May 15 & 16!
Jean-Michel Blottière – Conference Chair – Videogame Economics Forum 2014
If you missed Videogame Economics Forum 2013, check the bullet points that everybody who is looking for investors, should keep in mind!
They were at the first two editions of Videogame Economics Forum
Abrial Da Costa CEO Funforge Digital
Alain Benisty General Manager CM-CIC Capital Innovation - Credit Mutuel CIC
Anita Frazier Entertainment Industry Analyst NPD Group - (NYC)
Arnaud Limal Partner LD&A Jupiter
Bastien Cazenave CEO Pretty Simple
Carole Faure Director of Video Game Management specialized MBA Institut de l'Internet et du Multimédia
Carsten van Husen CEO Gameforge 4D
Cindy Au Head of Community Kickstarter
Evan Hirsch Managing Partner Engine Co. 4
Francis Lorentz PresidentLD&A (Lorentz, Deschamps & Associés)
Frédérique Doumic CEO Ouat Entertainment
Glenn Entis General PartnerVanedge Capital
Guillaume de Fondaumière Co-CEO, Executive Producer Quantic Dream
Guillaume Lautour Partner Idinvest Partners
Ivan Lebeau President Prodeo Consulting / GM France Playcast Media
Jason Della Rocca Co-Founder / Indie Evangelist Execution Labs
Jean Menu President Serious Games Lab.
Jim Ying VP of Publishing and Partnerships GREE International, Inc.
John Taylor President Arcadia Investment Corporation
Joseph Olin Consultant and President Emeritus Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences
Justin Stolzenberg COO and Co-Founder European Games Group
Lionel Prévot Project Manager for CNC video game National Film Centre and the moving image
Luc Bourcier VP & GM Publishing Europe Southern Region Codemasters PhD
Maarten Noyons CEO Playground Publishing Holdings BV
Marcel Baron Senior Marketing Manager, Innovative Marketing IBM Global Services
Mark DeLoura Videogame Technology Consultant
Meredith Amdur GM, Strategy - Online Services Division Microsoft Corp.
Nadja Bastawi CVO Two Pi Team
Nicolas Gaume President SNJV CEO Mimesis Republic
Olivier Mathieu VP Business Operations IsCool Entertainment
Olivier Masclef Managing Director KiNiRo
Patrick Memmi President Axiom Finance
Peter Warman CEO & Co-founder Newzoo | Gamesindustry.com
Pierre Mathieu Directeur adjoint des jeux eTF1
Robert Unsworth VP Digital Chocolate
Sam Dahmani 3DDuo Game In (Lille)
Sébastien Doumic GM OUAT Entertainment
Sébastien Saunier Director, Head of Cultural Industries Department IFCIC
Sevan Kessissian Vice President of strategy and content G-Cluster
Stéphane Bittoun CEO MyMajorCompany
Stéphane Natkin Directeur ENJMIN - Ecole Nationale du Jeu et des Média Interactifs Numériques (National School for Games and Digital Interactive Media)
Terence Mosca Founder TM Consulting
Tanu-Matti Tuominen Partner & Co-Founder Vision+ Fund
Thibaut Revel Partner Clipperton Finance
Thierry Platon Creative Director and Co-Founder Bip Media - Primi
Thomas Bidaux CEO ICO Partners
Thomas Lagemann CEO Two Pi Team
Quentin Molinié et Numa Bourrague eCAP Partner
Valérie Bourgoin CNC (Paris)
Vincent Vergonjeanne Kobojo - SNJV (Paris)
Xavier Liard President Dotemu
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. 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