David Gardner, OBE

GENERAL PARTNER

 

30+ years in game sector. Currently, 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 and appointed BAFTA's Vice President Games in 2017.

David is co-founder and General Partner at LVP.

Dr David Lau-Kee

GENERAL PARTNER

 

25 years in games. Former founder, President & CEO at Criterion Software Group, including RenderWare & Criterion Games. 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.

David is co-founder and General Partner at LVP.

 

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.

 

 

 

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.

Lisa Young, Controller

Lisa trained in accountancy and law and has worked in fund management for over 15 years, with roles at Invesco Perpetual, Cantor Fitzgerald, Henderson Global, City Index, Deutsche Bank, and most recently as Head of Corporate Accounting at City Financial. Lisa heads all LVP's financial reporting and regulatory functions.