Invest in Games 2013

Date: 10 September 2013
Time: 13.00 - 17.00    Venue: Summit Grev Ture, Grev Turegatan 30, Stockholm, Sweden

Turnover for the Swedish games industry has grown by almost 400% in the past three years

The Swedish computer games industry continues to change rapidly. Just a couple of years ago, massive online games such as World of Warcraft dominated the scene, then the break-through came for party games such as Singstar and Guitar Hero. After that, Nintendo introduced Wii and motion sensors, and shortly thereafter, Facebook games were introduced and Farmville got over 100 million users. Today, apps for iPhone and Android dominate the development, but at the same time, Swedish online games such as Minecraft and Candy Crush Saga have tens of millions of users. Techniques, business models, game design and marketing go through fundamental changes almost every year. A rapidly changing sector in an exploding market where Sweden is at the top of the world charts - how many other examples are there?

For the fifth consecutive year, Dataspelsbranschen (the Swedish Games Industry) and Bird & Bird have the pleasure of inviting you to the industry's leading event for investors and game developers, with focus on trends and business opportunities within the games sector.

This year's Game Developer Index will be revealed at the event and some of the industry's most important players will participate to share their experiences from projects that have gone from start-ups to listed companies. New this year, is a dragons den where chosen game developers will get the chance of presenting their products for an expert panel.

For more information and to register, please check the Swedish version of this page.

Would you like to attend?

The programme

13.00 - 13.30
Introduction and presentation of this year's Game Developer Index

Per Strömbäck, Spokesperson, Swedish Games Industry

13.30 - 14.10
Overview of current games market investment opportunities and the favoured capital vehicles for entry

Nick Parker, Parker Consulting Ltd, London

14.10 - 14.40
Coffee break

14.40 - 15.30
Case: Candy Crush Saga - from indie to the world's leading game

Tommy Palm, Games Guru, King

15.30 - 16.30
Panel: Expensive experiences - investments in games companies
Fredrik Weisner, Managing Director, ZTT Ventures

Johan Jörgensen, Chairman, FundedByMe
Martin Walfisz, Founder & CEO, Gaming Startup
Andreas Börjesson, Partner, Bird & Bird

Moderator: Per Strömbäck, Spokesperson, Swedish Games Industry

16.30 - 17.30
Dragon's Den

Presenting comapnies:

Forgotten Key

Additional companies will be presented shortly!


Nick Parker, Parker Consulting Ltd
Thierry Baujard, Director/Founder, Media Deals

Katja Bergman, Chief Investment Officer, MOOR
Isabella de Feudis, CEO, Swedish Private Equity Venture Capital Association

17.30 -

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Contact / Registration

Register here (the registration form is in Swedish)