GameFounders and Newzoo Partner to Support the Worlds’ Most Promising Developers
GameFounders and market research comapany Newzoo are very proud to announce today their partnership. As part of the collaboration, developers who enter the acceleration program will receive access to Newzoo data, insights and market intelligence support. Both parties have signed an agreement for 12 months involving two batches of 10 selected companies each that will be supported by GameFounders’ unique program.
GameFounders has recently opened applications for its new program in Malaysia, which will take place this fall. The application deadline for applications for game studios from all over the world is June 20th. The 10 successful applicants will receive up to €15,000 of seed capital as well as three months of training, mentoring and networking.
The accelerator is currently in the midst of its Big Asia Tour, talking to developers across Southeast Asia. GameFounders’ Big Asia tour is running until June 11th. More information here www.gamefounders.com/bigasiatour.
Peter Warman, CEO at Newzoo, comments on the partnership: “I have known Kadri and GameFounders for a long time and have always admired what they are doing to help small players to succeed in the industry. Already servicing most big players in the industry, we are now focusing more and more on supporting up and coming developers. The fact that we also share a focus on Southeast Asia sealed the partnership. We are very excited to provide market intelligence to the chosen companies and along with the other mentors, start them on their road to success.”
Kadri Ugand, Co-Founder at GameFounders, adds: “We have seen from our 3 year s of working with young game studios that market intelligence is key to building the business for both big and small companies. Newzoo has provided valuable data to our studios before and turning it into a formal co-operation will enable us to support our teams even more.”
Newzoo is an innovative global market research and predictive analytics firm with a primary focus on games. They provide their clients with a mix of market trends, financial analysis, revenue projections, consumer insights, data modelling solutions and predictive analytics services across all continents, screens and business models. Newzoo works for the majority of top 25 public companies by game revenue globally, many independent game developers as well as leading global hardware and media companies. Newzoo is headquartered in Amsterdam with international offices in Shanghai and San Francisco.
Founded in 2012, we are a start-up accelerator focused solely on game studios. Selected teams go through a 3-month accelerator program of seminars, mentoring sessions, access to investors and introductions to a wide network of strategic contacts. GameFounders has run four programs from Estonia, investing into 28 game studios from 16 different countries. The next program will be run from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and will start in the fall of 2015.