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Game VCs: Expertise or Money?

Finding the right VC -- who invests in games -- and has strong relationships is difficult to find. Offering expertise can be more valuable than money.

Rich Melcombe, Blogger

February 6, 2015

1 Min Read

Getting an investment in any deal can be difficult, but when it comes to creating & building an eSport like http://www.prweb.com/releases/2015/02/prweb12485516.htm">Grudge Match, it can be complicated too.  There are approximately 80 VCs who focus on investing in media-related ventures.  Of these 80 or so VCs, approximately twenty-five target game related projects.  You can imagine the challenge getting any of the people’s attention.  Very difficult.  Most of them have been so successful that many just don’t bother returning anyone’s call.  I’m not sure I need VC money to fund Grudge Match Sports.  I’ve been getting lots of Angel inquires, and I could probably fund going this path.  What I’d like from a VC is their expertise.  Our game development team has a tremendous amount of knowledge when it comes to creating, designing & building a game.  They come from the Indie game world.  What they do not have is the experience to scale a game quickly on a global basis, and how deals need to be structured with third parties.  I understand how the marketing & promotion – as well as content creation…generating IP – works.  My challenge is figuring out who is the right person for us…and if it’s not the VC route…there are probably 2-3 roads to take.  Funding a deal is not just about money.  Do you have the expertise we need?

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