Join us at the Game Developers Conference!


Pillsbury is teaming up with Covert & Co. to host an exclusive VIP reception during the Game Developers Conference (GDC) on March 27, 2013 at the W Hotel in San Francisco.  This will be the highest quality private event at GDC, attended by 200 leaders in the game/media sector.  The event will include an exciting “fireside chat” with CEOs of the hottest game companies:  Naoki Aoyagi (CEO of GREE), Ilkka Paananen (CEO of Supercell) and Torsten Reil (CEO of Natural Motion).

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Covert & Co. is a next-generation investment bank providing premium M&A and financing services to media and tech companies globally.  My team and I have a track record that includes landmark M&A transactions such as Aeria Games/Gamepot, Club Penguin/Disney, SRS Labs/DTS, Hearst-UGO/News Corp-IGN, Grouper/Sony, MusicMatch/Yahoo!, MySpace/News Corp., NevenVision/Google, and DailyCandy/Comcast; as well as equity financings for Wildtangent, Realtime Worlds, Meebo, Move Networks and LegalZoom.

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Google Ventures is a radically different kind of venture-capital fund. The Google Ventures hands-on teams work with portfolio companies full-time on design, recruiting, marketing, and engineering. Google Ventures also offers Startup Lab, a dedicated facility and educational program where companies can meet, learn, work, and share. Google Ventures invests hundreds of millions of dollars each year in entrepreneurs with a healthy disregard for the impossible.


Pillsbury is a full-service law firm with a keen industry focus on technology. Based in the world’s major financial, technology and energy centers, Pillsbury counsels clients on global regulatory, litigation and corporate matters. Pillsbury works in multidisciplinary teams that allow them to anticipate trends and bring a 360-degree perspective to complex business and legal issues–helping clients to take greater advantage of new opportunities and better mitigate risk. This collaborative work style helps produce the results clients seek.