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Session Name The Uncomfortable Truth About Mobile Games (Presented by Pollen VC)
Speaker(s) Dave Bisceglia, Richard Davis, Simon Hade, Martin Macmillan, Tim Merel, AJ Yeakel
Company Name(s) The Tap Lab, Scopely, Space Ape, Pollen VC, Digi-Capital, GrowMobile by Perion
Track / Format Business, Marketing & Management

In the past year, the iOS App Store and Google Play have become increasingly competitive marketplaces. Over 1600+ new titles are added every day: while the top charts are monopolised by the mainstream games from giants like Supercell, Machine Zone and DeNa - thousands of independent games languish in obscurity. At the same time, games investment has dropped 25% since 2012, leaving many Indie developers with a funding shortfall.

In such a cold climate, how do you fund development and user acquisition for your games? This panel, moderated by Digi-Capital's Tim Merel will be a discussion of sources of investment & funding for mobile games with insights from industry professionals at Scopely, Grow Mobile and The Tap Lab.

GDC 2015

Dave Bisceglia

The Tap Lab

Richard Davis


Simon Hade

Space Ape

Martin Macmillan

Pollen VC

Tim Merel


AJ Yeakel

GrowMobile by Perion

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