Shum founded agnitio capital in 2003 and has close to 25 years of technology focused mergers and acquisitions expertise having worked in both New York & London.
Shum is an investor and non-executive director of Innova Intellectual Properties SARL (exited to EG7 for €110 million), Heroic Labs Ltd & Sviper GmbH. He is also an early stage investor in Hutch Games Limited (exited to MTG for $375 million), Meta Games GmbH, Tower Pop Oy, Electric Noir Limited & Dream Payments Inc.
Shum has spoken at various industry events including Mobile Games Forum, Casual Connect Europe, Nordic Game, Pocket Gamer (London, Helsinki & Vancouver), Pareto Gaming Investor Seminar and G-Star in Busan, Korea. Prior to establishing agnitio capital, Shum was employed in the venture capital division of Durlacher plc, where he was responsible for sourcing and managing Durlacher's mobile entertainment and consumer internet investments. Prior to Durlacher, Shum worked for the Investment Banking division of CIBC Oppenheimer in New York in the Technology group where he executed a wide range of transactions including mergers and acquisitions, public equity offerings and strategic advisory transactions.
Brian is a dual UK/US qualified lawyer with over 20 years' experience in corporate law. Most recently, Brian was a partner at Fieldfisher in London and the co-head of the UK Tech M&A group. He has deep knowledge and skill in planning, structuring, executing and closing corporate transactions.
Prior to Fieldfisher, Brian was the General Counsel at Miniclip SA where he executed several transformational acquisitions in-house (8 Ball Pool, Agar.io, Testaluna). Brian also led the legal team on the world-wide auction process of Miniclip ending with the successful sale to Tencent in 2015.
Brian speaks regularly at games industry events like the Goldman Sachs games industry webinar series and conferences like Pocket Gamer (London and Vancouver). He is an advisor and early stage investor in SuperScale.
Andrey joined Agnitio Capital as a Managing Director in April 2021. He brings over fourteen years of experience advising international clients on primarily cross-border M&A transactions.
Most recently, Andrey worked as the Head of M&A at Innova Group, Russia’s leading PC publisher, and played an instrumental role in executing the sale of the business to EG7.
Andrey transitioned to the gaming sector after a distinguished investment banking career in Russia and the UK. Over the past 10 years he worked as the Head of M&A Execution at Xenon Capital, one of the leading independent corporate finance advisory firms in Russia. He has advised clients on a variety of complex and landmark transactions in the energy, technology and media sectors. Andrey started his investment banking career at J.P. Morgan in the Industrial Investment Banking Group in London and Moscow.
David has founded or held senior positions in dozens of start-up companies resulting in 2 IPOs, 8 acquisitions and over $32 billion of high-water market value. In various CEO and business building roles, David has driven over 40 transactions totalling $2 billion.
Selected transactions where David was CEO / founder include Z2Live's sale to King.com, GoTV Network's sale to Phunware, and Medio System's sale to Nokia/Here.
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Kyu Lee, CEO, Gamevil USA Inc
Ronen Gross, Head of M&A, Aristocrat
Jason della Rocca, Investor, Advisor, Consultant
Ken Go, CEO, Deca Games
Chris Bergstresser, Games Industry Executive
Fraser MacInnes, Games Industry Executive