YFN

KEY BENEFITS

OUR VISION

Establish Indian Gaming ecosystem on the world gaming map as the most prolific ecosystem for building global gaming brands and creating largest gaming companies out of India. Young Friends of Nazara aims to act as catalyst to drive growth of gaming entrepreneurship in India and be the anchor needed for young teams to take their first step in the entrepreneurial journey.

JURY MEMBERS

Nitish Mittersain

Founder and MD
Nazara Technologies Limited

Manish Agarwal

CEO
Nazara Technologies Limited

Justin Shriram Keeling

General Partner
Lumikai Fund

Salone Sehgal

General Partner
Lumikai Fund

Anshu Dhanuka

Co-founder & CPO
Kiddopia

Jayashree PR

Co-founder & COO
Nextwave Multimedia Pvt Ltd.

Akshat Rathee

Founder and MD
Nodwin Gaming

Anupam Dhanuka

Co-founder & CEO
Kiddopia

Rajendran PR

Co-founder & CEO
Nextwave Multimedia Pvt Ltd.

Porush Jain

Founder
Sportskeeda

Deependra Singh

VC & Startup BDM
Amazon Web Services

Maxim de Wit

Global Head of Content BD, UDP
Unity Technologies

PARTNERS

FAQ

  • First Cheque of INR 25 lacs from Nazara and additional contribution from Jury members comprising of gaming founders who wish to invest as angels.
  • Credits from Amazon Web services worth $25k
  • Mentorship from AWS ecosystem on games and tech services as well as from Nazara leadership team across group and external mentors associated with YFN.
  • Full support of outsourced legal, finance, company secretarial on the house till first raise so that founders don’t trip upon any wire inadvertently as they are being taken care of by experienced functional advisors.
  • YFN is open to all founders who are passionate about building games, applying gaming principles to other consumer facing use cases, delving into esports and or building tech enabled platforms or services for gaming ecosystem as B2B biz models.
  • There is no target geography as gaming is one of those formats which creates global communities.
  • Failure is real test of entrepreneurship and this program does give you freedom to fail and experiment and hopefully you will commit new mistakes and lean upon experience of the mentors to preempt making mistakes which they have already made.
  • YFN and angel investors understand the risk associated with very early stage investment and are here to support the shortlisted team fully to make them successful.
  • Nazara is a long term partner and will be more than keen to support the Founders over long term. However, Founders aren’t bound to take money ONLY from Nazara and are free to take money from external investors also in their subsequent fund raising rounds.
  • Nazara is a long term partner and will be more than keen to support the Founders over long term. However, Founders aren’t bound to take money ONLY from Nazara and are free to take money from external investors also in their subsequent fund raising rounds.
  • YFN has easiest of the processes
    • Post pitching, decision to invest is communicated by end of the day
    • Sign super simple term sheet the very next day
    • Work with legal team to close the SHA signing formalities and money to be wired no later than 15 days from signing of term sheet
  • Monthly review with the mentors who wish to give time plus Nazara’s spoc will be scheduled wherein pre agreed dashboard will be shared by the Founders
  • Access to mentors who are willing to spend time with the Founders will be solely at discretion of the Mentors and Founders will need to create their own cadence with the mentors.
  • Any commercial discussion with the Founders and Mentors is between the two parties and Nazara has no role to play in the same.

PORTFOLIO

Name of the company

Brief Idea Before founding TGF, Maria has been the investment director of MGVC, the investment arm of Mail.ru Group (MAIL:LI), since its foundation in 2017, where she was responsible for M&A and venture capital investments. Maria led and supervised over 35 investments in MGVC.

Name of the company

Brief Idea Before founding TGF, Maria has been the investment director of MGVC, the investment arm of Mail.ru Group (MAIL:LI), since its foundation in 2017, where she was responsible for M&A and venture capital investments. Maria led and supervised over 35 investments in MGVC.

Name of the company

Brief Idea Before founding TGF, Maria has been the investment director of MGVC, the investment arm of Mail.ru Group (MAIL:LI), since its foundation in 2017, where she was responsible for M&A and venture capital investments. Maria led and supervised over 35 investments in MGVC.

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