On April 20th, 9 selected European game and VR companies pitched in front of 10 European Investors in Berlin, Germany during the annual International Berlin Games Week. The Investment Forum was organised by Media Deals with the support of FIBUSINESS /FIWARE in collaboration with Quo Vadis and Dentons. The event includes a tailor-made coaching session on the day before along with networking opportunities.
2 early-stage FIWARE startups active in the field of gaming & gamification were selected to pitch:
ALL IN BYTE, Spain – SOUL-FI (round A and B)
All in Byte creates videogames to bring cities closer to their citizens and teach entrepreneurship as a driver for economic growth. In Berlin, they will present their latest project: Biz’o’mine, a MMO videogame where players can build up their own business empire based on real world business and learn entrepreneurship.
AYKIRO, Slovakia – SPOT LABS (CEED)
Aykiro creates high-quality, innovative mobile games that players will love, play, and pay for. Their team of over 20 people has 300 years of combined AAA game development experience. Founded in 2015 by experienced international managers, our vision is to become one of the leading mobile game developers in CEE within 5 years. They present, in Berlin, their first AAA mid-core title (think Boom Beach meets Command and Conquer / Starcraft 2) due to June 2016
The two companies had the chance to pitch in front of 10 selected European & financiers :
– Arto Kayhko, Pollen VC, Finland
– Morgane Rollando, Femmes Business Angels, France
– Julia Palatovska, London Venture Partners, UK
– Xavier Huerre, Business angel, Belgium
– Lawrence Barclay, DN Capital, UK
– Jason della Rocca, Execution Labs, Canada
– Mischa Wetzel, IBB, Germany
– Michael Schmitt, Business Angel , Germany
Aykiro performed quite well, managing to raise concrete interest from 2 investors.
“The Investment Booster has been a great experience for us! Although it’s been tough work, we made a good progress on the pitch and the presentation went well. We did not get the funding we wanted but we are aware we need to kiss a lot of frogs before we find our Princess ;-)”
Raul Sanchez, All in Byte