Kristian Segerstrale is the Co-founder of Initial Capital and Board member of Supercell, as well as the Co-founder and CEO of Playfish. Kristian has been at the forefront of the rapidly transforming game industry since 2001.
He was a co-founder of mobile gaming pioneer Macrospace – today Glu Mobile (Nasdaq: GLUU) in 2001 through the successful IPO in 2007. He left to co-found Playfish, the social gaming pioneer, where he served as CEO through the company’s rapid growth to 60 Million players and the subsequent acquisition by Electronic Arts for $400M in 2009.
After a period as EVP Digital at Electronic Arts driving the aggressive transformation of the company from packaged goods to digital, Kristian left in March 2013 to focus on startups. Today Kristian leads seed stage investments with Initial Capital and serves on the board of Supercell, the #1 iOS game company.
Kristian has previously served on the board of LOVEFiLM, the European streaming video pioneer until its acquisition by Amazon.com.
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|Jun 24, 2016||PocketGamer - Amazon Appstore becomes major sponsor of Vainglory US & EU Summer Season|
|Jun 24, 2016||WSJ - ATD - ‘Brexit’ Casts a Pall Over Funding Startups, Some Venture Investors Say|
|Mar 31, 2016||PocketGamer - Super Evil Megacorp and Twitch sign three-year deal to grow Vainglory's eSports presence|
|Mar 31, 2016||WSJ Blogs - Amazon’s Twitch Loads ‘Vainglory’ for Its First Mobile E-Sports League|
|Mar 31, 2016||Venture Beat - Vainglory developer partners with Twitch to expand esports appeal|
|Feb 23, 2016||PocketGamer - Vainglory wins Best Mobile Game at 2016 GLOMO Awards|
|Oct 28, 2015||Bloomberg - Does the Activision Blizzard-King Deal Make Sense?|
|Aug 10, 2015||FinSMEs - Super Evil Raises $26M in Funding|