Looking for funding? This session will dig into the relevant funding models for the video game industry and cover the logic behind each category of funding. In addition to an exhaustive list of funding sources, the appropriate timing of each source will be explored. Concrete funding case studies will be presented to illustrate the different funding models in action.
Jason Della Rocca / Co-Founder, Execution LabsJason Della Rocca is a game industry entrepreneur, funding advisor, and cluster expert. He specializes in business/partnership development, pitching/funding, and ecosystem/cluster development. As the co-founder of Executions Labs, he was a hands-on early stage investor to over 20 independent game studios from North America and Europe. Between 2000-09 he served as the executive director of the International Game Developers Association (IGDA), and was honoured for his industry building efforts with the inaugural Ambassador Award at the Game Developers Conference. In 2009, Jason was named to Game Developer Magazine’s “Power50” a list which profiles 50 of the most important contributors to the state of the game industry. As a sought after expert on the game industry, Jason has lectured at conferences and universities worldwide.