In this episode, Moritz Baier-Lentz – Partner and the Head of Gaming at Lightspeed Venture Partners (LSVP) – joins Naavik co-founder Aaron Bush to discuss his move to LSVP and the team’s revamped ambitions to invest across the games industry. Moritz also talks about the lessons learned as a VC, including how he’s grown as an investor. He also mentions the current state of the venture market and his advice to founders on how to navigate tougher times, as well as provide insights on investing in web3, AI, game studios, and more!
Despite a market downturn and a generally sour sentiment on the state of hypercasual, Homa Games managed to raised a massive $100M round. We analyze the rationale behind the raise and share our latest game deconstruction of Survivor.io.
Horizon is building a dev platform, a game, and a marketplace. Fresh off the back of a new $40M raise we explore what might be in store for the company’s future and where they’re headed long-term. We also share part one of a two-part series on Web3 legal regulations.
Limit Break is the Machine Zone team’s latest venture, raising a massive $200M at a $1.8B pre-launch valuation. We round-up the latest on the upstart, why it’s unique, and what to look forward to.
On this week’s Crypto Corner, Play Ventures’ Anton Backman and Konvoy Ventures’ Philip Collins join your host Nico Vereecke for discussion about how we see the Web3 Gaming space evolve over the next 2 years. The group explores the trade-offs between building games vs building tooling/infrastructure, the importance of innovating on gameplay design versus tokenomics and their theories on what games will be the most successful.
In this Metacast episode, Anthony Pecorella, Anil Das-Gupta and Matt Dion, join your host Maria Gillies to discuss Investing in Interestingness and whether or not setting goals is actually counterproductive when creating innovative games. The team also discusses the concept of full on-chain games, and chats about why traditional console developers aren’t taking full advantage of the mobile market.
Public markets are down, but venture funding (albeit a lagging indicator) is still on a tear. Will gaming’s M&A and funding pace continue? We also roundup this week’s news.
Earlier this week Bombay Play and Games 24×7, two of India rising stars in the gaming space, closed new rounds of funding. In today’s issue, we dive into India’s growth potential, as well as what makes these companies worth keeping an eye on.
Plus we round up our favorite reads from the week
Plus we analyze Thatgamecompany’s recent $160M raise and round up this week’s top news headlines