If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy.

Funding & Investment Summit

Eidos's Ian Livingstone and Realtime Worlds' Ian Hetherington join speakers list for next month's event.

IMMEDIATE RELEASE

18 November, 2008

Contact: Martine Parry, Apply Group - 0845 838 1989

Ian Livingstone, Creative Director at Eidos and Ian Hetherington, Chairman & Chief Strategy Office of Realtime Worlds are the latest to join a stellar line-up of games, technology and funding professionals focused on the growing market for: Casual Online Games, MMOs and Virtual Worlds, at the Funding & Investment Summit to be held in London on 5th December, 2008. www.fundingsummit.co.uk.

VCs, together with a VIP audience drawn from development, publishing and retail, create successful new opportunities and investments against a backdrop of frank and open discussion about the implications of the current financial market and emerging business models that attract investment. Case studies presented by developers and IP holders provide a clear focus on best practice.

Questions that are addressed at the Summit, include:

• Will games and virtual worlds continue to outperform many other sectors in terms of market reach and sales?

• Will Casual Online Games, MMOs and Virtual Worlds continue to be the key areas receiving funding?

• What is the emerging business model attracting the most interest from investors?

• What funds and support are available for early stage growth?

• What investments are best suited to larger valuations and second - or even - third round funding?

• How has the economic downturn affected VC investing?

• What business models will attract VC investment in Casual Online Games, MMOs & Virtual Worlds?

• What are the typical capital requirements and time frames for exits for this sector?

• What are the dynamics and complexities for Series B and C rounds in today’s new environment?

• What is the current trend in valuations and what are the key criteria driving valuations for both investments and exits?

• What returns is the VC asset class delivering to its investors?

• What changes can we expect in the VC landscape in Europe and globally?

• Consolidation and convergence: What are the latest trends in the games and interactive entertainment sector?

• How will these trends impact the games and interactive entertainment community?

• What are the key drivers of growth in developed and emerging markets?

• What lies in store for the games and interactive entertainment sector? Who will lead consolidation and convergence?

Speakers include: Andrew Romans, General Partner, The Founders' Club & Georgetown Venture Partners; Nick Parker, leading games analyst; Jon Kingsbury, NESTA; Sian Brereton, Technology Strategy Board; Jeff Meek, French Duncan; Mirko Caspar, Metaversum; Philipp Bouteiller, Smeet and Gobion Rowlands, Red Redemption. More to announce soon.

Registration is through www.fundingsummit.co.uk. Very limited number of places available.

 

Author

GamesIndustry International avatar

GamesIndustry International

Contributor

GamesIndustry International is the world's leading games industry website, incorporating GamesIndustry.biz and IndustryGamers.com.

More News

Latest Articles