The deadline to join the Games Capital Summit at NG19 is 19 April. Apply now!
The Games Capital Summit returns to Nordic Game 2019 – a rare opportunity for venture-ready companies to connect directly with VCs actively investing and seeking opportunities in the games sector. The Games Capital Summit takes a hands-on approach, with a focus on mentoring.
Games Capital Summit at NG19
Hosted by games funding guru Jason Della Rocca, the Games Capital Summit at NG19 enables entrepreneurs to both connect with potential investors and learn what it takes to be investable.
Format and logistics
The Games Capital Summit takes place on Tuesday, 21 May as a day-zero activity of Nordic Game 2019 (22-24 May). The action starts during lunch, with the following afternoon of pitches, feedback and mentoring sessions, closing with a VIP cocktail, joining up with the Nordic Game Exec event participants.
Each company selected to participate will pitch in front of the panel of investors, receiving questions and feedback. Once all companies have pitched, they will be paired up with different investors for round-robin style 30-minute meeting/mentoring sessions.
• 12:00-13:30 – Group lunch and opening keynote
• 13:00-18:00 – Pitching, feedback and mentoring sessions
• 18:30-20:00 – Exec VIP cocktail and buffet mingle
Note: All Games Capital Summit activities are on an invite-only basis – details below.
Eligibility and submissions
Entrepreneurs seeking funding for their company based on an opportunity in the game sector (i.e. game, tech, service, platform, etc.) are welcome to apply to the Games Capital Summit at NG19 via this online application form. The deadline is 19 April, so apply now!
Note: This summit focuses on VENTURE funding, which implies that the investors are interested in funding companies directly in exchange for equity. This summit is NOT the right venue for those mainly seeking project funding or in need of a game publisher. Alternatives at NG19 for project financing and meeting publishers are MeetToMatch and the Publisher Market.
Note: There is no cost to apply. Submissions are filtered and prioritised based on the awesomeness of the opportunity and suitability for venture funding. Only those companies selected are invited to pitch and participate in the Games Capital Summit.
Selected companies are also given two complementary passes to the Nordic Game 2019 conference. Extras like MeetToMatch access, Discovery Showcase tables, Dinner Experience tickets, etc. can be purchased separately.
Investors at NG19
Investors participating in the summit this May, receiving pitches and serving as mentors, include:
Tony Zander, Vectr (Hong Kong)
Shum Singh, Agnitio (London)
Harri Manninen, Play Ventures (Helsinki)
Michael Cheung, Makers Fund (London)
Lauri Lehtmaa, Creandum (Stockholm)
Guillaume Lautour, Level-Up (London)
Karl Magnus Troedsson, Nordisk Film Games (Stockholm)
Per-Arne Lundberg, Goodbye Kansas Game Invest (Sweden)
Bertrand Vernizeau, Game Seer Venture Partners (Geneva)
Kamil Klinowski, angel investor (Poland)
Selected studios at NG18
At the Games Capital Summit last May, the following venture-ready studios were hand-selected from dozens of applications from around the globe. They each had the opportunity to pitch to the whole panel of investors and then sit down for direct mentoring by each investor throughout the day.
Aftermath Interactive: www.aftermathplay.com (Sweden)
Chartbuster Games: www.chartbuster.net (US)
Dazzle Rocks: www.dazzle.rocks (Finland)
Donkraft Digital: www.game-swing.com (Denmark)
Itatake: www.itatake.com (Sweden)
Polka Dot Studio: www.polkadotstudio.net (Finland)
Quantum Shake: www.quantumshake.com (Finland)
Quicksave: www.quicksave.fi (Finland)
Rebellious Software: www.rebellioussoftware.com (Bulgaria)
Struckd: www.struckd.com (Switzerland)
Superplus Games: www.superplusgames.com (Finland)
Thoughtfish: www.thoughtfish.de (Germany)
For any questions, clarifications or information about the Games Capital Summit at NG19, you are welcome to contact Jason Della Rocca here.
About the Nordic Game conference
Nordic Game is the leading games conference in Europe, and 2019 will be its sixteenth year. Gathering over 2,000 games industry professionals in Malmö annually, Nordic Game is the one and only “home turf” meeting place for the highly successful game developers of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden.
Learn more about Nordic Game 2019, 22-24 May at Slagthuset in Malmö, Sweden at conf.nordicgame.com.