News and other materials from TGF founders.
The Games Fund is coming to Game Developers Conference 2023 in San Francisco! We will be happy to meet fellow investors and developers and make new friends.
We are happy to announce that InvestGame named The Games Fund among the 15 top VC Gaming Funds worldwide! Make sure to read this super insightful report to catch up with our crazy dynamic industry!
You created your perfect fundraising pitch deck, sent it to multiple VCs, and now they want to talk to you. Fantastic! So, what's happening on an average intro call with a VC, and how to prepare for it?
The Games Fund is coming to D.I.C.E Summit 2023 in Las Vegas! We will be happy to meet fellow investors and developers and make new friends. Our companies are growing, and we are open to co-investment opportunities and strategic partnerships. Want to get in touch? We would love that!
The Games Fund portfolio company Jarvi Games raised $3m for their Seed Round. We are happy to see that our early bet on Jarvi Games pays off! It is so cool to see how the company has evolved from a garage startup of dreamers to a thriving international company, attracting top talent and building the future of entertainment.
Eschatology Entertainment - AAA PC/Console developer founded by Valve and Wargaming veterans working on an unannounced AAA Souls-like FPS game. Eschatology Entertainment is a new generation of creators who dare to bring unique, unconventional experiences to players.
This week TGF Managing Partners Maria Kochmola and Ilya Eremeev would be happy to meet investors and gaming startups at Google Gaming Summit in Dubai!
We are happy to announce that Andrei Podoprigora joined The Games Fund as a Venture Partner. Andrei will help us in our scouting efforts in EU-NA PC/Console gaming scene as we are expanding our presence in these markets.
Over 120 founders and investors from the Video Games Industry, finance, and banking joined us at the TGF Summit in Cyprus! We are grateful to all our friends and partners who flew from all over the world and made this magic possible!
Making mobile games is tricky, especially if you’re a smaller developer. The big game companies take on risk, but they have the tools and staff to handle it. Mad Curve is attempting to fill this niche for developers of any size.
Maria Kochmola, co-founder and Managing Partner of The Games Fund won the Forbes award in Finance and Investment nomination. Forbes 30 under 30 is a global community of bold, innovative young leaders who are changing the course and face of business and society.
The Games Fund holds a sweet 8th place in a world rating of top gaming VC funds by deals activity in Q1 2022 by InvestGame.net!
TGF portfolio company Jarvi Games launched Vice Online in open beta in Brazil and got over 200k downloads in two weeks and counting. More countries coming soon! Vice Online is a multiplayer action sandbox game, extremely fun to play and stream.
The Games fund is happy to announce its new investment - Made on Earth Games, based in Cyprus and Uzbekistan, founded by Yuri Krasilnikov (ex VP at Belka Games) and Alexey Ilin (ex Interaktivny Mult). The company is focused on disrupting the mobile 4x strategy genre.
Thanks to the InvestGame team, for this fantastic (actually the best in class) report on gaming deals activity in 2021! Happy to see The Games Fund among the top Gaming VC funds worldwide.
TGF just announced its new investment - mobile games studio Broyalty, authors of the truly AAA mobile team-fight RPG Broyalty.
New investment by TGF! Kek Entertainment has raised $3 million in pre-seed funding to make mobile action games. Former executives at Pixonic and My.Games founded the Cyprus and Moscow company.
In this episode, Joakim Achrén and Managing Partner of TGF Ilya Eremeev discussing a really interesting story about how Ilya started as a 3D artist and ended up running an early-stage VC fund. In this episode, we also talk about VC funding for the gaming ecosystem in Eastern Europe, how the region is developing, and what Ilya has seen as drivers for success.
Analytical portal InvestGame.net: TGF holds the 9th position among Gaming VC funds by investment activity in H1 2021. See the full report here.
The Games Fund has added $17 million in funding to its game investment coffers, thanks to new support from mobile gaming companies Scopely and Com2Us.
The Games Fund launched in April and quickly exceeded its original target of $30 million. The Moscow and Los Angeles venture firm is still fundraising, but it already announced four investments and expects to close the fundraising at $50 million this fall to ensure continued investments.
The Games Fund is holding the lucky 13th position in the global gaming VC fund rating.
Games Ône measures some 15 professional venture capital firms that specialize in the sector. All were formed within a decade; there were no game-specific VC funds from 1972 to 2009. The assets under management for all 15 firms total $1.577 billion. That number will likely increase with subsequent vintages. Currently, funds are seeking to raise an additional $950 million this year.
TGF wants to be a bridge between international companies and local developers and help them integrate into the global gaming ecosystem. These four investments are typical of what we’ll see from The Games Fund.
“All of them show our strategy of investing in early-stage companies, free-to-play mobile game developers, young developers, based in Eastern Europe,” said Eremeev. “They are all different with some of them working in the casual space and others on the opposite side of the spectrum in midcore and hardcore games.”
Venture capital used to be a cottage industry, with very few investing in tomorrow's products and services. Oh, how times have changed!
While there are more startups than ever, there's also more money chasing them. In this series, we look at the new (or relatively new) VCs in the early stages: seed and Series A.
The Games Fund has raised $50 million for a new game-focused venture capital fund for early-stage investing in both the U.S. and Europe. TGF aims to work with a pool of more than 5,000 established studio and game development teams in Central and Eastern Europe. Portfolio companies will be able to use the connections of the fund’s partners to draw on this often underutilized talent to create games with global appeal.