While I was working on raising a round for SOOMLA I came across a post on local media that showed a map of all the Israeli angel investors. This map was based on a crowdsourced spreadsheet that was first initiated by Eden Schochat at Aleph.vc. I thought that it would be really nice if someone made a resource like that for gaming investors.
Why did I create the Global Gaming Investor Map
Gaming investment is a polarizing topic – some investors love gaming and some hate it. There are very few investors that are in between. From this reason, just knowing what investors invest in gaming is super valuable. Beyond that, investors rely on their network for intros so knowing the investments of each investor allows gettting an intro through a portfolio company which is considered a strong intro. The map also shows what investors often invest together and pinpoint hubs of connections that could be key people to know.
A few notes about the map
The map above contains a lot of investors, venture firms, partners, companies and executives but it’s not complete. Surely I missed a many data points. I also know it has duplicates so it’s not perfect. The colors have the following meaning:
- Green – VC that invests in gaming
- Blue – Games company
- Grey – Everything else which is mostly Executives, Partners, Angels and non-gaming companies.
To view the map you need to use mindmup.com or the mobile app.
- This link will open it directly – Mindmup will ask you to authenticate with Google before you can continue
- This is a link to the file on Google Drive – you can copy the file to your own drive and work on it there if you want
Note that the map is given with full edit permissions – please don’t use it in ways that will make me regret it. Respect others and help build this resource futher.