Top VCs on investing in games (Gamesbeat 2009)

Gamesbeat

I’m today at the Gamesbeat 2009 event hosted by Venturebeat. The day opened with the best VC panel on games that I’ve ever witnessed. Every VC on the panel had invested in games,  had their finger on the pulse of the market and had good insights to share. The pace of the session was blazing fast and it covered everything from what they are investing in to how social games is an user acquisition tactic instead of full-blown category of games.

I tried to record everything in a mindmap and I was typing away at breakneck speeds , so the mindmap may contain mis-quotes and may be somewhat hard to decipher at times. Jetlag doesn’t help either ;-).

Download the mindmap as a PDF.

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6 Comments on “Top VCs on investing in games (Gamesbeat 2009)”


  1. […] March 25, 2009 Posted by jeremyliew in Venture Capital, games, games 2.0, gaming. trackback Jussi Laakkonen live blogged the panel and has his mindmap […]


  2. […] virtual worlds. I haven’t seen any solid live blogs of the session, but Jussi Laakkonen has a great live mind map up. One figure he captured and that I’ve seen tweeted enough to think it’s valid, was […]

  3. Dave Says:

    What software did you use to make the mindmap? Really good dissemination of info.


  4. Dave, I use MindManager (http://bit.ly/6Gzfx). Glad you liked the format!

  5. Dave Says:

    Thanks. I’ve been looking for a good mindmap program.


  6. Glad to hear that you found it useful. It was a great panel!


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