Alli Ottarsson — From operator to VC

Alli Ottarsson — From operator to VC

I’m talking with Alli Ottarsson, who is a Principal at gaming investments firm Makers Fund. Alli has had a long career in gaming, working at CCP on EVE Online, then at Riot Games on League of Legends. Recently he started doing angel investing and then eventually...
Elad Levy — Custom analytics for games

Elad Levy — Custom analytics for games

In this episode, I’m talking with Elad Levy, who is the founder and CEO of Dive, which is a new kind of game analytics provider. As many of you know, I’ve previously worked at Supercell as Director of Analytics in 2011 and 2012, before I went on to found...
Ask Me Anything #4

Ask Me Anything #4

Photo by Tommy Lopez on Pexels.com This is my fourth Ask Me Anything podcast episode, where I answer people’s questions related to game studios, fundraising, and all other entrepreneurship-related stuff. Here is the transcript from the episode. Let’s take...
Games industry numbers for H1 of 2021

Games industry numbers for H1 of 2021

In August 2021, I did a webinar with Anton Gorodetsky from InvestGame and Micha Katz from Aream & Co and we talked about the numbers from H1 of 2021 for the games industry. The industry saw explosive growth in terms of volume and size of M&As, private...
EGD 098: Klaas Kersting, Phoenix Games

EGD 098: Klaas Kersting, Phoenix Games

In this podcast episode, I’m talking with Klaas Kersting, who is the Founder and CEO of Phoenix Games, a new kind of European gaming conglomerate, with six games studios under its belt. In this discussion with Klaas, we talk about luck and taking advantage of...
EGD 097: KooPee Hiltunen, Neogames

EGD 097: KooPee Hiltunen, Neogames

I’ve known KooPee Hiltunen for close to twenty years now, ever since I started building games companies. KooPee is The Guy in the Finnish games industry, he knows everybody and has knowledge of everything when it comes to the Finnish games industry. He...