GamesBeat 2012

We’re pleased to have YouWeb and Tapjoy joining in on the fun at MobileBeat 2012 and GamesBeat 2012 next week in San Francisco. YouWeb shines the spotlight on its portfolio of companies across two breakout sessions, and TapJoy CEO Mihir Shah  helps us to figure out the mysteries of monetization, distribution, and discovery.

This year’s GamesBeat conference focuses on the “Crossover Era” of gaming, and MobileBeat looks at “Design as the New Battleground.”

YouWeb Companies: Financing and Strategic Partnership Opportunities

YouWeb, the technology incubator famous for kicking off successful gaming companies like OpenFeint and CrowdStar, hosts a two-part breakout session. In the first part, VCs and angel investors can hear from early stage YouWeb portfolio companies looking to raise capital. The second part focuses on YouWeb portfolio companies looking to make strategic partnerships. Serial entrepreneur Peter Relan founded YouWeb. He’s served as a Silicon Valley executive, angel investor, and technology veteran for over 20 years.


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Join the GamesBeat community in San Francisco this October 24-25. You’ll hear from the brightest minds within the gaming industry on latest developments and their take on the future of gaming.

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Session 1

Phoenix Guild,, Flit, Pluto Games, BugSense

Session 2

CrowdStar, iSwifter, Insta Poker, Joypad


Peter Relan, Founder & Chairman, YouWeb

Overcoming Hurdles in Monetization, Distribution and Discovery

Given the ever-changing landscape of the mobile industry (especially among mobile tracking in the past few months), panelists discuss trends in terms of successful monetization business models, current app market opportunities and recommendations for analytics tools that track engagement, and discovery among consumers.


Mihir Shah, CEO, Tapjoy
Joe Bayen, CEO, ICS Mobile (
Brian Doxator, vice president of business development, PlayHaven
Josh Williams, president, Kontagent
Andy Yang, CEO, Playhaven


Mark Friedler, game executive, Worlds and Games

We want to thank the industry leaders that are supporting GamesBeat 2012: W3i as Platinum Sponsor; as Corporate Sponsor; Flurry and Tapjoy as Gold Sponsors; Greystripe, LifeStreet Media, Ludei and Nokia Developer as Silver Sponsors; and Betable, Game Insight, Gree, Kontagent, Nexage, Paypal, Pontiflex, Swrve, and XYOlogic as Event Sponsors.

GamesBeat 2012 is VentureBeat’s fourth annual conference on disruption in the video game market. This year we’re calling on speakers from the hottest mobile, social, PC, and console companies to debate new ways to stay on pace with changing consumer tastes and platforms. Join 500-plus execs, investors, analysts, entrepreneurs, and press as we explore the gaming industry’s latest trends and newest monetization opportunities. The event takes place July 10-11 in San Francisco, and you can get your tickets here.

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