BITKRAFT Ventures, the Germany-based enterprise capital agency centered on gaming, esports, and interactive media, introduced the formation of a brand new strategic advisory board. With a various group of vetaran gaming business executives, The BITKRAFT Advisory Board (BAB) will look to “drive strategic worth throughout the agency’s portfolio corporations.” Moreover, the board will help the VC fund with dealflow and brings a value-add in vital expertise in areas essential to the corporate because it pertains to the group of its portfolio corporations, together with enterprise improvement, entrepreneurship, scaling, and expertise.
The brand new board contains Pany Haritatos, head of video games at Snapchat; TQ Jefferson, Chief Product Officer of Survios; Jen MacLean, Lead of Worldwide Enterprise Improvement, Small and Mid-sized Studios, Recreation Tech at Amazon Net Providers; and Bernhard Mogk, SVP of Enterprise Improvement at ESL.
Haritatos is a veteran recreation entrepreneur and govt with a few years of expertise in recreation improvement, publishing, and platforms. Earlier than Snapchat, Haritatos spent a number of years at recreation writer and platform Kongregate, the place he helped develop the corporate via a number of essential milestones together with a sale to MTG in 2017 and took the lead as CEO in 2019.Earlier than Kongregate, Haritatos was an govt at social gaming firm Zynga.
Jefferson is.a former VP in Disney’s Video games & Interactive Experiences group with greater than 20 years within the video games business. He has intensive expertise in leveraging IP and has completed so with exhibits and merchandise such because the TV collection “The Strolling Lifeless” and iconic cross-media IP just like the Marvel Universe and Pixar. Jefferson presently serves as chief product officer for Survios.
MacLean leads worldwide enterprise improvement for small and mid-sized recreation studios at Amazon Net Providers the place she helps “builders of all experience ranges leverage the ability of cloud applied sciences to construct nice recreation experiences and scalable dwell operations.” MacLean began her profession in recreation improvement as a playtester at Microprose, after which expanded her roles to direct product improvement, enterprise improvement, and administration groups at massive and small corporations.
Mogk is the lead for worldwide enterprise improvement at ESL. Throughout that point he has been chargeable for all group-wide B2B income, constructing and overseeing all industrial models, launching blue-chip corporations into the esports sphere, and creating international partnerships and joint ventures throughout industries. Mogk bought his begin in digital advertising and marketing and gross sales at RTL Group.