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What Do Venture Capitalists Look For?

TheLizardbonesTheLizardbones Arkham, VAPosts: 10,910Member Common

An interesting article on Gamasutra talking about what venture capitalists look for when investing in a video game developer. Since this is, I think it's relevant that the types of games a developer is making do not make any difference. It seems to be a performance based system, not a values based system.

From the Article:

Since I'm a venture capitalist, I'm often asked what I look for in a game company investment. I've had some good success in investing in this category, most notably Playdom and Kixeye, but this is still a difficult question to answer because investing isn't like giving a driving test. If a company checks all the boxes, it doesn't mean that I'll write a check. But there are a few things that I always do look for.

The Article Itself:
What Do Investors Look For In A Game Developer?

* Yes, I copied MMORPG.Com's format for posting stuff like this. Don't sue me. Really, I've got a $300 repair on my car before it'll pass inspection, I can't afford to get sued.

** Also, I first spotted this on Massively.

I can not remember winning or losing a single debate on the internet.


  • OG_ZorvanOG_Zorvan Fresno, CAPosts: 615Member
    This would help new devs know what to look for in the Developer forums. I'll throw it up in there.

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  • TheLizardbonesTheLizardbones Arkham, VAPosts: 10,910Member Common



    That's an angry kitteh.

    I can not remember winning or losing a single debate on the internet.

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