What it takes to get your video game funded

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VentureBeat x Xsolla

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Making a beautiful and interesting game takes time, and most importantly, costs a lot of money. As we see major growth in the games industry, there has also been a major boom in funding for video games. There are more funding options available to a wider range of video game makers than ever before -- from publishers to VC funds that specifically invest in games, angel investors, crowdfunding, and more. However, searching for a source of funding and negotiating a deal can be a grueling process that requires a lot of moving parts, and it's a challenge for even the most experienced developers. Before you even start, you need to understand the differences between the types of funding and investment companies, and determine which works best for your type of game and your company's goals. On the flip side, you need to know what investors are looking for in a game and a game studio, from a more mature company that will work independently to a brand-new developer that they can guide through the marketing process. It's a complex undertaking. But in this VB Live event, you'll learn how to get your vision funded from a roundtable of investors in the hottest games. Register now to hear how to determine the kind of funding you need from how to land a meeting, how to develop and deliver a compelling pitch, and more. Registration is free! You'll learn about: ● The funding available for game developers now ● Determining whether an investor is the right match ● The alternative funding options that are taking center stage ● Building a portfolio and pitch ● Successfully navigating meetings with potential investors ● And more Speakers: - Salone Sehgal, General Partner, Lumikai Ltd. - Amy Wu, Partner, Lightspeed Venture Partners - Justin Berenbaum, VP, Strategic Planning & GM, Xsolla Funding Club - Dean Takahashi, Lead Writer, GamesBeat (moderator)

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