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European Games Booster - Finance panel

  • European Games Booster - Finance panel - Yellow Room

    - Panel - October 30, 2014


The session covers the key issues related to Financing in the game sector, especially adressing the risks factors and growth opportunities offered by equity investment in European game productions and game companies.

The session gives the floor to European game success stories and offers insights into the venture capital industry in order to reinforce financial understanding and help European game developers to secure funds.

Finance experts and invited investors will share their experiences and insights with the audience.

This session will be prolonged by a Pitch Investment featuring 15 selected European companies currently looking at raising equity investment. The companies have 7 minutes to convince a panel of investors (business angels, family offices, venture capital funds).


The session is financed in the framework of European Game Boost – Creative Europe, Media subprogramme.


  • 10h - 10h30 :

Keynote Speech


  • 10h30 - 11h45 (Panel 1)

European financial frameworks

Input Soon Mi Peten, Creative Europe Programme-EC, Belgium


- Adrian Wooton, CEO Film London UK

- Lionel Prevot, CNC, France

- Thorsten Unger, Verband Deutsche Games, DE

- Kari Korhonen, Tekes, Finland

Moderation: Andre Bernhard, Indieadvisor, DE


11h45 - 12h

Presentation of the Berlin Games Week, Michael Liebe, DE



12h - 13h : Lunch



13h-14h15 (Panel 2)

Equity Investment: company investment and project financing

Input Jussi Hätönen, Mid Cap Growth, European Investment Bank, Luxembourg


- Thomas Langhanki, Experimental Game Gmbh, Germany

- Travis Winstanley, Kuju, UK

- Patrick Pligersdorffer, Cyanide Studio/Capital Games, FR

Moderation: Per Strömback, Game Sweden Association




One-to-one discussions with equity investors/audience

Investor 1: Paul Heydon: London Venture Partners

Investor 2: Wolfgang Stindl:  iVentureCapital GmbH, Austria

Investor 3: Guillaume Lautour, IDInvest, FR

Moderation: Thierry Baujard, CEO peacefulfish



14h45-15h00 : Short break




Investment Pitch

15 European game companies to pitch their venture in front of a panel of 10-12 private investors (8 minutes’ pitch-7 minutes’ feedback) such as: 

Travis Winstanley, Kuju, UK

- Guillaume Lautour, ID Invest, France

- Ian Baverstock, Tenshi Ventures, UK

- Allan Rasmussen, CapNova, Denmark

- Claire Pidancet, Actrea capital, UK

- Edwin Hengstmengel, Endeit, Holland

- Arthur de Catheu, Individual investor, France

- Paul Heydon: London Venture Partners, UK

- Wolfgang Stindl:  iVentureCapital GmbH, Germany



Closing of the session, Thierry Baujard


Networking cocktail