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Meet the Devs - 2019

Tobias Sjogren

Experienced games executive, in industry since 1996. Currently CEO @ Video Games Consulting

Tobias started as a programmer back in 1996 but quickly became focused on management and business development instead.

 

In 2001 he was the head of the DICE Stockholm studio during the time Battlefield 1942 and Rallisport Challenge shipped. In 2005 he left to pursue the passion of helping game developers doing great deals and worked for 7 years as an agent, first in his own company and later at DDM Agents. During this time he helped developers of all sizes, from indie games like Crayon Physics to big IP’s such as Need for Speed, Raving Rabbids, and Ridge Racer Unbounded.

The urge of going back to the development he joined Stardoll.com to manage their new mobile publishing department. After that, he moved to Paradox Interactive where he as part of the management team running sales and distribution of their games and later heading the White Wolf Entertainment entity.

Currently, Tobias is working with private investments and consulting for various parties in the video games industry.

Investors' needs and strategic advice for developers

Funding is always a hot topic of discussion in our industry. When and where to look for it? How can you get it? Investors are not always open to investment in games, so what options do you have? During this session, our seasoned industry panel will explore all avenues from crowd funding to friends and family to funds and even governmental matching. Learn the opportunities and pitfalls about financing your projects.

Moderator:

Jon Kimmich, CEO of Software Illuminati LLC

Speakers: (in alphabetical order):

Christian Fonnesbech, Consulting Executive @ DDM and Head of IP Development at Nordisk Film Games

Kamil Klinowski, Early investor @ 11Bit_studios @ Starward_Industries. PhD candidate at Polish Academy of Sciences

LK Shelley, Managing Partner @ Affiniti Ventures | AV(M)

Tobias Sjogren, Experienced games executive, in industry since 1996. Currently CEO @ Video Games Consulting

Tony Zander VP, Product & Development @ Vectr

PANEL (BUSINESS & MARKETING)

10/05/2019 from 14:00 to 15:00
Track 1 - 2 - 3

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