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We Love Games


You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation.
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We Love Games


You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation.
Plato

We Love Games!

Founder-friendly. Hands-on. Immensely experienced.

We've been there, seen it, done it, and we're here to help you.

London Venture Partners is a venture capital seed fund with a difference - we're operating experts in the game sector, and we only ever invest in the game ecosystem. That means we bring real experience and deep understanding. We speak the same language, share the same references, understand the same challenges - and we believe in the same vision.

We know instinctively where the opportunities lie; where there are strengths to be harnessed and exposures to be covered. In fine-grain, no-hiding, straight-talking detail. We know when to bide time, when to iterate and when to go wide. And how.

The LVP Team has been seed investors in game companies that have created approx $13.85 billion in value including Supercell, Unity, NaturalMotion, Playfish, Peak, Applifier, Boomlagoon and Radiant Entertainment. 

Kudos, and thanks, to our portfolio companies Omnidrone, Grey Area, Boomlagoon, Supercell and PlayRaven who created and own the fantastic images on this site.
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Who we are


The main thing is to care. Care very hard, even if it is only a game you are playing.
Billie Jean King

Who we are


The main thing is to care. Care very hard, even if it is only a game you are playing.
Billie Jean King

David Gardner, OBE

GENERAL PARTNER

 

DG is a co-founder and General Partner of LVP.  He has over 30 years experience in the game sector.

Former CEO & board director, Atari Previously EVP & COO, Worldwide Studios, Electronic Arts ("EA"). 25 years at EA including building EA Europe from 0 to $1bn in annual revenue.  DG has spent his career working across Silicon Valley and Europe. In 2007, David was awarded the Order of the British Empire for his services to industry, and in 2017 he was appointed BAFTA's first Vice President for Games.

Dr David Lau-Kee

GENERAL PARTNER

 

DLK is a co-founder and General Partner of LVP. He has over 25 years experience in the games industry,

Previously, he was the founder, President & CEO at Criterion Software Group, including RenderWare & Criterion Games. Before Criterion, DLK co-founded Canon Research Europe, and headed multi-million dollar R&D in computer graphics, image processing & UX. David holds degrees in Mathematical Statistics & Operations Research and a PhD inComputer Science.

 

 

ARE MACK GROWEN
PRINCIPAL

Are Mack Growen is VP of Product Portfolio at LVP, where he supports portfolio companies on everything product related, and also finds new opportunities. For over 12 years he has worked in GM and VP roles to build game studios in Asia and the west, at Playfish, EA, gumi and others. With these studios he has delivered multiple hits played by more than 45m users, including a number one hit in Japan and the first BAFTA winning social game for Facebook. 

SALONE SEHGAL
PRINCIPAL

Salone has over 10 years cross sector experience in investment banking, corporate finance and entrepreneurship. Previously co-founder and CEO, TrulySocial,  M&A at Morgan Stanley and VP Strategy & Bus Dev, Barclays, Salone holds an MBA from IESE, a 1st class degree in Economics and speaks English, Hindi and Spanish.
She was named as one of the Top 30 Women in Mobile, and Top 100 Asian Stars in UK Tech.

Gavin Harrison
Finance Director

Gavin is an ACA qualified accountant with 20 years’ experience scaling and financially managing high growth enterprises. Previously founder of an award-winning VC firm raising £120m in equity funding for gaming & television companies. In his career, Gavin has structured over £1.2bn in project finance with Disney, Universal & TWC.

Catherine Ress, Executive Admin

Catherine has over 24 years experience in the games sector in personal and executive administration. She now heads executive admin at LVP and is PA to the General Partners. 

 

 

 

Jonathan Bellamy, Associate

Jonathan trained as a games sector financial analyst and was the lead analyst for Jagex $400MM sale to Fukong Interactive Entertainment and subsequent IPO on the Shanghai stock exchange. He has lead quantitative analysis for 50+ games investment opportunities and built valuation models for multiple $20-150MM international games acquisition targets.

Mustafa Kamal, Analyst

Mustafa trained with KPMG and was most recently an associate at KPMG Canada within the M&A Deal Advisory – Transaction Services group. He has extensive experience providing financial due diligence services to buy- side and sell-side clients.


 
 

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What's been happening?


The journey is the reward.
Chinese Proverb

What's been happening?


The journey is the reward.
Chinese Proverb

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