Investing in the global growth of gaming
Gamers who play to win.
Phil Sanderson Managing Director
Phil has been working with gaming entrepreneurs as a venture capitalist for the past 23 years. His investments include some of the leading game infrastructure and content companies in the world such as Discord, Phoenix Labs, Vivox, Triller, Funzio and many others. Favorite Game:Dungeons & Dragons
Peter Levin Managing Director
Peter brings decades of operational experience to Griffin. Previously: President of Interactive Ventures, Games, & Digital Strategy at Lionsgate; Co-founder and CEO of Nerdist Industries (acq. by Legendary); Chairman of Immortals Gaming Club; co-teacher of USC esports course. Favorite Game:Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
Nick Tuosto Managing Director
Nick, co-founder of Griffin + managing director of LionTree, has advised many gaming companies, including Tencent (acq. Supercell), Kabam (sale to Netmarble), FoxNext (sale to Scopely), AppLovin (acq. MZ), and Phoenix Labs (sale to Garena), among many others. Favorite Game:Pokémon GO
CEO of Unity
"I have known the founders of Griffin for a long while and have worked with them in a variety of different capacities. They are very much part of the game industry. They understand the people and the culture of the industry and bring strong transactional and operational experience. They are well-regarded and have far reaching connections within the industry."
Corporate VP of Gaming
Ecosystem at Microsoft
Ecosystem at Microsoft
“The Griffin team has a unique vision for where our industry is headed. I trust their judgment, and ability to add real value. For the builders out there, would absolutely recommend including them in your conversations."
Worldwide Creative Director
at Epic Games
at Epic Games
"Working with Peter on bringing the worlds of John Wick and Fortnite together was such an incredible experience. We had so much fun, and the love we have for these worlds really shined through, and fans really loved it. He and his team understand that gaming and other media can tell exciting, immersive stories when used together in authentic ways. I can't wait to collaborate with Peter and his team at Griffin in the future."
Co-founder of Phoenix Labs
"I am grateful for the support I’ve received from the Griffin team throughout my career across finance and video games. I’ve worked with Phil for the past 15 years, first as a fellow VC in games, and more recently as a lead investor and board member for Phoenix Labs. He was an invaluable supporter, and a true believer in our mission and team. He was instrumental in helping us navigate fundraising and strategic discussion. Nick was our advisor throughout our M&A process and was a pillar of support and wisdom as we navigated the process. They’ve built a unique team that I look forward to supporting and working with again."
Aaron 'Noxy' Donaghey
CEO Hypixel Studios Inc.
"Signing up with Peter Levin and GGP was like having the coach in your corner that you didn’t know you needed . Not only was Peter amicable and deeply knowledgeable in the field, he was also the first to pick up the phone, be the megaphone to celebrate the good times, the one who had the most time to talk through a problem space. After our exit I very much hope to work with Peter again at some point in the future. I’d recommend signing up with him in a half heartbeat."
CEO of Jam City
"In the general partners, the company has the VC experience of Sanderson, the operating and entrepreneurial background of Levin, and the strategic market and deal flow insight of Tuosto. Jam City CEO Chris DeWolfe referred to them as the
“dream team of game venture capital.”"
- Dean Takahashi, VentureBeat, Monday, November 7, 2020
Singularly focused on the gaming industry
We invest in gaming startups of all stages.
PLATFORMS & INFRASTRUCTURE
Ecosystems and tools that improve the lives of developers and consumers.
DEVELOPERS & PUBLISHERS
Immersive, interactive experiences created by content developers and publishing studios.
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