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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

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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 online, social, mobile and tablet games world, and we only ever invest in those sectors. 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.

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

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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

David Gardner, OBE

GENERAL PARTNER

 

30+ years in game sector. Former CEO & board director, Atari Previously EVP & COO, Worldwide Studios, Electronic Arts ("EA"). 25 years at EA incl. building EA Europe from 0 to $1bn in annual revenue. Successful exit as an Angel Investor in Playfish ($400m sale to EA). Experience working in Silicon Valley and Europe.

Awarded OBE in 2007

Dr David Lau-Kee

GENERAL PARTNER

 

20+ years in games. Former founder, President & CEO at Criterion Software Group, including RenderWare & Criterion Games. Successful exit to EA in 2004. Previously co-founder of Canon Research Europe, leading multi-million dollar R&D in computer graphics, image processing & UX.
Degrees in Mathematical Statistics & Operations Research and Computer Science PhD.

Paul Heydon

GENERAL PARTNER

 

13+ years investment banking advising game companies incl. Ubisoft, Atari, PlayJam, Criterion Software Group, Lionhead, IO Interactive & Unity Technologies. CEO, Avista Partners. Previously MD, Unity Capital. Head of Interactive Entertainment at Commerzbank Securities & ING Barings. 

Over $1bn of funding & M&A deals


 
 

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What's been happening?


The journey is the reward.
Chinese Proverb

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What's been happening?


The journey is the reward.
Chinese Proverb

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