Media Deals in collaboration with Gaming Istanbul presents
“Investing in Video Games”
Gaming Istanbul 2016
Date : 4 February 2016
Hour : 9:30 – 16:15
Venue : Istanbul Congress Center
Room : Career Area
The 2016 edition of Gaming Istanbul is hosting a dedicated session for equity investment in the games industry.
The session covers the key issues related to financing in the games sector, especially adressing the risk factors and growth opportunities offered by equity investment in games productions and games companies.
The session offers insights into the venture capital industry in order to reinforce financial understanding and help games developers to secure funds. Finance experts and invited investors will share their experiences and insights with the audience.
This session will be followed by investment pitches from 10 selected games companies currently looking at raising equity investment. The companies have 5 minutes to convince a panel of investors (business angels, venture capital funds) to invest in their company.
9:30 – 11:00 Round table discussion/Q&A (only for investors)
ENTER Training session for investors – How to invest in video games?
The Enter Europe training is cofinanced by the Creative Europe programme of the European Commission
Learn about investment opportunities and strategies in the video games. The Enter session aims at presenting practical investment cases and discussing market opportunities in the sector. The investors will be able to learn on the best ways to get involved in the sector either through equity or lending.
Moderation: Thierry Baujard – CEO, peacefulfish and President, Media Deals
Presentation of the Istanbul Development Agency
Financing Video Games
The panel discussion will look at public and private financing opportunities in Europe as well as accessing finance in Turkey.
Presentation of the FIWARE project
Investment Pitch (5 minutes pitch-5 minutes feedback)
10 games companies pitch in front of international equity investors with a track record in the video games industry or financial interest in the sector (business angels, family offices, venture capital funds).
16:00-16:15 Closing remarks and networking