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Accel Partners is the leading global venture capital firm with a wealth of experience in the gaming industry. Accel’s previous investments include Rovio (Angry Birds), Playfish, Gameforge, Super Cell, and Mind Candy (Moshi Monsters), in addition to consumer internet success stories like Facebook, Groupon and Kayak.
Connect Ventures is a new venture capital fund investing in early stage internet and mobile businesses. CV was founded by Pietro Bezza, Bill Earner and Sitar Teli and is based in London but invest throughout Europe. CV takes a hands-on approach to investing by helping companies scale quickly, providing expertise on product and marketing and connecting startups to their extensive network.
Gigi is an angel investor in a variety of start-ups in Israel, London and the US, in the fields of Internet, Software, Gaming and Telecom. Gigi has invested in over 40 companies including Kenshoo, Playtika, SweetIM, Plarium, Eyeview Digital, SpeakingPal, Lovelive.tv, Audish, Ekoloko, NanoRep and more.
Initial Capital is a private venture capital fund that invests in seed and early-stage technology companies. Founded by a group of experienced investors with significant operating and investment track records, we work closely with the management teams of our portfolio companies to build category-leading businesses.
NorthZone is a technology investment partnership. Over the past 17 years we have been chosen by some of Europe’s most exceptional entrepreneurs as a long-term partner for growth. We have thus far invested in over 75 companies, injecting some 200 years of collective operational and investment experience into businesses that truly make a difference.
David Gardner, OBE is based in London and is a founding partner of London Venture Partners. His investment track record includes Playfish, Unity, Natural Motion, Supercell and others. David’s operating experience includes 25 years at Electronic Arts as one of the first founding employees in California and included building the European business to $1B+ in revenue and 1200 people then EVP/COO of the Global Studios. He then went to become CEO of Atari from 2007-2009.
Chris Lee spent over a decade co-creating studios such as FreeStyleGames and Media Molecule. He also held VP roles at Electronics Arts and Activision. Chris is now an angel investor and advisor, supporting a variety of high-profile teams across Europe. He was recently named in MCV’s Top 100 most influential Brits in the Games Industry.
Barry Cottle is currently Vice Chairman - Deluxe Entertainment and SVP Technology - MacAndrews & Forbes. His 25+ year career involves key roles at some of the world's largest technology and entertainment companies, most recently as Chief Revenue Officer/EVP at Zynga and EVP at EA. Barry previously founded and was CEO at Quickoffice, which Google acquired in 2012.