Come Meet VCs and Corporate Development Execs at LA Games Conference!

Investments and M&A activity in the games industry continues to increase. In 2012, acquisitions rose 23 percent to more than $3.477 billion spent on game companies. Whether you are a startup thinking about your capital raising needs or a more mature company thinking about your exit, there's a lot to be learned from meeting with the VCs and corporate developments executives who will be at LA Games Conference. Here are some of the people you will meet:

Dave Siemer

Managing Director

The founders of  Siemer Ventures  are start-up veterans that have previously started, built and successfully exited businesses themselves, making their principals ideal partners for entrepreneurs in building valuable and enduring businesses.  They typically invest up to $750,000 per venture, with their initial investment size ranging from $150K to $350K and usually as a part of a larger investment syndicate. 

Sample Portfolio : Playsino, Marketfish, SodaHead, Telly, and Laffster.

Nate Redmond

Managing Partner

Rustic Canyon  was launched in 1999 by Founding Partner Tom Unterman, and is led by Managing Partner Nate Redmond. As the first or second institutional investor in a company, their investments range from $100,000 to $10 million.

Sample Portfolio:  PlayFirst, Live Gamer, LoopNet, and Trion Worlds.

Sunny Dhillon

Signia Venture Partners  is an early stage fund dedicated to helping passionate entrepreneurs realize their vision and build impactful, high-growth ventures. Their focus is co-founding and investing in early stage start-ups in mobile, gaming, online video, and education technology.

Sample Portfolio:  Playdom, Funzio, Rumble Games, and Red Robot Labs.

Kent Wakeford

EVP Corporate Development 

& General Counsel

Kent has sourced and structured  Kabam ’s relationships with Warner Bros. and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer for The Hobbit mobile and Web games, and NBCUniversal for the Fast & Furious 6 mobile game.  Kent facilitated Kabam’s acquisitions of Gravity Bear, Fearless Studios, WonderHill, Wild Shadow Studios, Balanced Worlds, and Exploding Barrel Games.  In addition, he assisted in raising more than $100M in capital investments for Kabam from venture and strategic investors including Google Ventures, SK Telecom, Pinnacle Ventures, Warner Bros., Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Canaan Partners, Intel Capital and Redpoint Ventures.

Marshall Jensen

Managing Director

DMW Hexagon  represents a unique partnership with an Inter-Disciplinary approach to advising the Digital Media “Ecosystem”. Collectively, DMW Hexagon principals have completed in excess of 250 transactions and engagements. In excess of $7bn in growth capital raised and advised on more than $26bn of M&A transactions. Marshall is also Siemer & Associates' senior representative in the San Francisco Bay Area and an Advisor to S&A’s venture capital arm, Siemer Ventures.  

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