Based on experience,
led by instinct.

A world class team and network supporting you in every stage of growth.

FOUNDERS

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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
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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
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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

INVESTMENT TEAM

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Anthony Palma Principal
Anthony provides entrepreneurial and technical expertise on the Griffin team. Previously: Cloud Gaming Expert for Disney; CEO of Jump; Director of Core Labs Game Accelerator.

Favorite Game:
Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
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James Wing Associate
James started in entertainment finance at ICM Partners before joining Interactive Ventures at Lionsgate. He was also the liaison for Lionsgate’s investment in Immortals Gaming Club.

Favorite Game:
Jak 2
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Frankie Zhu Associate (LionTree)
Frankie brings financial analysis and valuation expertise. He currently covers Interactive Entertainment Investment Banking at LionTree.



Favorite Game:
Dota
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Lindsay Krause Coordinator
Lindsay brings creative and organizational expertise. Previously: Director of Program Development for The Fred Silverman Company; Development for Fox 2000; United Talent Agency.

Favorite Game:
Lily's Garden
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Charlie Paradis Analyst
Charlie provides research and analytical support for Griffin. He is currently taking a leave of absence from Harvard College, where he studies Psychology and Economics.


Favorite Game:
NBA2K15
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Hudson Chief Morale Officer
Hudson is the leader of Griffin's pack. He is very vocal, and nothing makes him happier than a guest appearance on a Zoom call.



Favorite Game:
Tug of War
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Steve Lonhart Analyst
Steve reviews and analyzes data for the firms potential transactions. Previously he graduated from MIT with a BS in Finance.



Favorite Game:
Overwatch

Venture partners

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Mike Capps Venture Partner
Mike adds 15+ years of gaming industry leadership to Griffin’s deal team as a Venture Partner. Previously: President of Epic Games; Founder of Scion Studios.

Favorite Game:
Ultima IV
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Riz Virk Venture Partner
Riz brings a deep entrepreneurial and investment background in gaming to Griffin's deal team as a Venture Partner. Previously: GM at DeNA; Investor in Tapjoy.


Favorite Game:
Second Life
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Pierre Planche Venture Partner
Pierre brings deep Product Management acumen and Corp Dev experience, with background in competitive gaming. Previously various roles at Dassault Systemes, leader in 3D Tech.

Favorite Game:
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare

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