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Published on Mar 26, 2012
The Ins and Outs of Venture Capital
Why do some good games get funded and some brilliant games fail at securing necessary financing? Successfully maneuvering through the venture capital process and its associated legal ramifications requites understanding the interplay of many variables. Independent developers, legal experts and venture capitalists shared experiences from their distinct vantage points. Topics included: what VCs look for, trends that affect their decisions, potential tradeoffs to both parties, legal considerations, the makings of a stellar deal and red flags of deals-gone-wrong.
Moderated by: M. David Burton, Partner, Haynes & Boone, LLP
Presented on January 25, during the 2012 Game::Business::Law Summit by: John Adler, General Partner, Silver Creek Ventures; Matt Himelfarb, Managing Partner, Dallas Venture Partners; Chris Mayer, Night Owl Games; Mike Smith, President and Co-founder, Cxion, Inc.; Scott Ticer Principal, Princeton Avenue Partners