For Game Makers by Game makers

HENRIC SUURONEN

HENRIC SUURONEN

Founding Partner

Henric previously co-founded Nonstop Games which was acquired by King for US$32M + earnout and was an early investor in Huuuge Games (IPO),Omniata (acquired by King), DataTiger (acquired by Apple), Astralis Group (IPO on Nasdaq), and more.

He has over 16 years of experience building mobile games and studios. He was previously Product Management Director at Digital Chocolate (Helsinki and Barcelona), Head of Studio at Wooga (Berlin), and Senior Creative Director at King.

Henric is based in Singapore and frequently travels to the main gaming hubs in Europe and the US. He is rated by founders and TechCrunch as one of the "Most Engaged" VCs.

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HARRI MANNINEN

HARRI MANNINEN

Founding Partner

Harri has over 18 years experience in gaming and previously co-founded Rocket Pack, which was acquired by Disney in 2011. He is also the co-founder of Matchmade (Shark Punch), the leading influencer marketing platform for games.

Harri’s angel investment portfolio includes several startups in the gaming and technology space, including Mighty Bear Games, Starberry Games, Matchmade, Vizor Bloom, FitXR, and Transfluent. Harri also built Nordic XR Startups pre-seed accelerator in Helsinki, with partners gumi and Nordisk Film, where he led investments into 10 early stage Nordic VR/AR startups.

Harri is based in Helsinki and is the only Helsinki-based VC on TechCrunch's "Most Engaged" list of VCs.


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PHYLICIA KOH

PHYLICIA KOH

Investment Analyst

Phylicia has over 9 years experience in marketing and growth, working with the likes of Mighty Bear Games, Voice Labs, Homage, Ethnicraft Online, as well as for the Singapore Economic Development Board.

Phylicia is based in Singapore and works on investment evaluation, due diligence, portfolio support, and fund administration. She also leads Play's diversity and inclusion initiatives.

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ANTON BACKMAN

ANTON BACKMAN

Investment Associate

Based in Helsinki, Anton supports the partners in deal sourcing, due diligence, and portfolio support.

Before Play Ventures, he was the co-founder and CEO of Wave Ventures, the Nordics’ first student-run venture capital fund. He also co-managed investor operations at Slush and worked for a major Nordic law firm.

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SHREYA RASTOGI

SHREYA RASTOGI

Investment Intern

Currently based in India, Shreya supports the Play team on deal sourcing, evaluation, due diligence, and more.

She received her bachelor's degree from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology- Business School and has previously worked in investing (Indian Angel Network), financial services (HSBC), consumer products (Bacardi, Revlon) and online media (Qrius).

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MICHAIL KATKOFF

MICHAIL KATKOFF

Entrepreneur in Residence

Michail Katkoff has over a decade of experience in building free-to-play games and kick-ass game teams. Prior to starting his own gaming startup (still in stealth) he held leadership and product management positions at Supercell, Zynga, FunPlus and Rovio.

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