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Join us at GSummit 2013 (SF, 4/16-18) for 3 days of workshops, sessions, panels and networking dedicated to understanding how to drive behavior in consumers, employees and stakeholders. Top experts in the fields of gamification, loyalty, CRM, enterprise, human resources and training converge at this one-of-a-kind event to share best practices, startling insights and the science of behavior in a unique, engaging and jam-packed format.
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Wednesday, April 17 • 4:30pm - 5:00pm
The Investment Future of Gamification: the VC Viewpoint

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Gamification has attracted a sizeable amount of direct investment from VCs, Angels and Institutional Investors. In addition, organizations of all sizes (both financial and non-financial) are dialing up their investments in gamification - with estimates suggesting over $2.5Bn in direct spend by 2016 alone. But what's the future for the gamification category - and where are the unique opportunities over the next 3-5 years? Will gamification as a service companies continue to outperform or will they be replaced by something better? Who are the likely acquirers in the space, and what is their appetite/interest in gamification overall? Join some of the Valley's top VCs as they debate the investment prognosis for gamification and engagement -- and follow the smart money. 


Moderators
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Ivan Kuo

Executive Editor, Gamification Co
Ivan edits Gamification.co and Engagement Quarterly, the new publication serving the engagement industries.

Speakers
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Tim Chang

Managing Director, Mayfield Fund
Tim is a proven venture investor and experienced global executive.  He was named on the 2011 Forbes Midas List of Top 100 Dealmakers, was featured by The Deal as one of five emerging VCs to watch and by the AlwaysON Hollywood IT List recognizing technology leaders in the digital entertainment industry.  Tim invests in the mobile, gaming, digital media and enterprise applications sectors and co-leads Mayfield Fund’s investment... Read More →
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Saar Gur

General Partner, Charles River Ventures
Products that customers LOVE (over the moon love). Follow Saar on Twitter @saarsaar
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Geoff Lewis

Principal, Founders Fund
Geoff Lewis joined Founders Fund as Principal in the summer of 2012, and has since led numerous investments for the firm. Prior to Founders Fund, Geoff co-founded and served as Chief Executive Officer of Topguest, a gamified loyalty software-as-a-service startup that was acquired in an eight figure deal a year and a half after inception. As an occasional expert commentator for CNBC, Geoff is sought after for his insight into emerging consumer and... Read More →


Wednesday April 17, 2013 4:30pm - 5:00pm
Main Stage Concourse Exhibition Center, 635 8th Street, San Francisco, CA

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