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Official Judges

Alexander Soroka
Managing Partner at Network VC
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John Kojiro Moriwaka
Venture Partner of Mendoza Ventures,
Venture Partner of BE Health Ventures,
Advisor of CVVC,
Advisor of Arka Venture Labs,
Director of Startup Grind Tokyo/ Nagoya/Fukuoka
Official columnist of Forbes JAPAN
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Maria Kochmola
Co-Founder and Managing Partner of The Games Fund
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Marcus Sigurdsson
Managing Partner at Typhoon 8a CX/Innovation agency &
Partner at Lychee Ventures - A venture builder and investor in Emerging Asia
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Kivilcim Cayli
Managing Partner, Pareto Ventures
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Subrata Patra
Managing Partner at IdeaCapital Ventures
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Kay Gruenwoldt
Investor at Riyadh Angel Syndicate
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Sergei Filippov
Managing Partner at Morphosis Capital Partners
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Expert Board

Gary Fowler
CEO, President, Co-Founder at GSD Venture Studios
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Aga Manhao
Co-Founder & Managing Partner at Future Health Asia
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Jules Walker
Managing Director KPMG’s Emerging Technology Practice
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Burak Günsev
Managing Partner of Boğaziçi (Bosphorus) Ventures, Managing Boğaziçi (Bosphorus) Venture Builder Studio
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Artur Davydenko
Venture Partner at Flyer One Ventures.
Focus: gaming, edutainment.

Previous experience: Kefir, EVA, Playgendary, and Google.
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Jim Perkins
Founder | Partner Quantum Tech Partners
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Phoena Pei Pang
Strategic Partner Development Lead, Gaming at Google (North America)
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Maxim Rate
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Wenfeng Yang
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Mike Fischer
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Burak Yılmaz
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Zeynep Göksu Ulukaya
Strategy & Growth Partner at Ludus Ventures
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Martin Bodocky
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Taylor Hurst
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Maureen Berho Montalvo
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Ozgur Aksoy
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Igor Galkin
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Narayanan Ganapathy
CEO at Angivest Ventures, CFA.
I run an angel investment firm based in Bahrain. We are launching our own securities token issuance platform in the Middle East.
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Hesham Zreik
CEO FasterCapital, Forbes TOP-50 Angel Investors
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Dennis Kirpensteijn
Managing Director Germany at Faraday Venture Partners
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Mr Ahmet Berker Argun
Founder and Managing Partner of Lima Ventures
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Keith Herman
Founder of IPA Equities.
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Vikrant Varshney
Cofounder and Managing Partner of SucSEED Innovation Fund
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Varis Sayed
Investor at Fincasa group, Medley Capital & Key investments.
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Steven Yung
Managing Partner at Glocal LLC
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Evgeny Zotov
Partner at Venture Crew
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Anna Svirshchevskaya
Partner at Venture Crew
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Marcelo Carrullo
Managing Partner at Drummond Ventures
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Michael Conniff
Chairman and CEO at Murray Lane Ventures
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Aldo Schenone
Founder and CEO of Palgo Peru, Founder of Globalsat Peru and ST2
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Vitaliy Gnatenko
Chief Analytics Officer at Startup.Network
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Startups pitching live

Global partners

January 20, 2022

Gaming & Entertainment Unicorn Battle is a part of the World Largest Startup Pitch Contest where famous international VCs and Business Angels meet extraordinary startups from all over the world.

$320 mln 
was received in funding by UB's WINNERS ALREADY

If you have an innovative startup that relates to Gaming & Entertainment, join our new INDUSTRY-CENTRIC season! Raise your next round in 2022! 

* We accept startups at any stage, but having traction and paying customers will be a plus. Anyway, G&E COMPONENT IS A MUST.

Possible areasComputer Games, Video Games, Animation, Art, Audio, Audiobooks, Blogging, Broadcasting, Content Creators, Concerts, Content Discovery, Digital Entertainment, Digital Media, Ebooks, Event Management, Music, News, Photography, Printing, Publishing, Social Media, Ticketing, TV, Video, Virtual World.

Apply with your startup before January 15: 

1. Visit the landing page and click ATTEND at the top.

2. Select your STARTUP role and fill in all the required fields. 

3. Wait for the selection results 3 days before the event.

If you have any questions during the registration, please use the guideline –

The audience of 125K people (VCs, Angels, investment analysts and all proactive people) from 67 countries will watch your presentation ONLINE.

The winner, the startup with the highest score in the judges' vote, will be guaranteed a spot in the Unicorn Cup Finals.

Please notice, only 10 startups will be selected for pitching live. So do not leave your application for the last minute. 

Become a key player in your industry – register for the Gaming & Entertainment Unicorn Battle!  

Guests can join the event by purchasing an Eventbrite ticket.


January 20, 2021, 2 PM (London time) = 9 AM (New York time)


Online, on Zoom. Whether you are a guest or a startup, you will receive your personal link 1 day before the event .

Any questions, please, contact / 

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For London Time:

13:50 - 14:00 : Check-in

14:00 - 14:15 : Introduction by Organizers 

14:15 - 14:30 : Jury Performance 

14:30 – 16:00 : Startup Pitch Session 

Each founder will have 3 minutes for a pitch, and another 3 minutes for questions, comments, and suggestions by Judges. 

16:00 - 16:30 : Winners announcement and networking


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