European Investment Forum

Media Deals organises European Investment Forums in a range of European countries, providing opportunities for entrepreneurs and investors to meet up and discuss investment and partnership possibilities.

The forums also provide the right environment for companies to brainstorm with entrepreneurs working in the creative industries and digital media sector from other European regions as well as to discuss investment and partnership possibilities with financiers specialised in the sector.

Additionally, companies receive individual training from experts in the sector and are offered the chance to pitch to investors from the Media Deals network.

Upcoming Investment forums
Workshop and pitching session at Futur en Seine

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Early-stage creative entrepreneurs are invited to participate at the workshop and pitching sessions that Media Deals and the Ace-Creative project are organizing at Futur en Seine on the 9th and 10th of June. Details here and apply by contacting Athina Markopoulou.

Past Investment Forums
VR & Games Investment-Booster, Berlin Games Week 2016

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10 early stage companies in video games and VR content will be invited to present their investment opportunity to a panel of European equity investors at Berlin Games Week 2016 on April 20. Apply here by March 16.

Investment Pitch for Games | Focus: France - Germany | 22 April in Berlin


Media Deals presents

"Investment Pitch for Games | Focus: France - Germany"

International Games Week Berlin 2015

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connecting game business, technology and culture

April 21-26, Berlin

Call for applications now open for French and German Video Games companies looking for equity investment!

Deadline for submissions is February 23, 2015

Check out the call and apply here:

The 2015 edition of the International Games Week Berlin ( ) is hosting a European investment session dedicated to French and German Video Games, on April 22, 2015.

12 early stage video games companies from France and Germany will be invited to present their investment opportunity to a panel of 10-12 high level international equity investors (business angels, venture capital funds) with track records in the ICT and digital media content industry.

The contest is open to console, mobile, social, casual, and online game companies with no restriction on genre, platform, or distribution method. Middle-ware, publishing and distribution companies are also eligible.

Application requirements

  • French or German start-up or SME company with an innovative and scalable business model in the fields of video games
  • A prototype is already available
  • Looking to raise early stage equity investment to support their company growth (€200K-€1m)

Successful candidates will be offered

  • Free-of-charge registration to the Investment Forum taking place during International Games Week Berlin on April 22, 2015
  • Invite to the European Game Business Networking Reception in the Embassy of France at 4pm
  • At least 20% discount on all QuoVadis tickets
  • Access to training consultation with a coach - to review pitch and presentations

The event is organised with the support of the European Commission and the EIG project.


The INTERNATIONAL GAMES WEEK BERLIN from April 21-26, 2015 is the leading cross-industry communication and networking platform for games business, development and culture in Europe. Over six days, the umbrella brand combines more than ten events for industry representatives and game enthusiasts alike. In 2014, about 10.000 inter-national and German game developers, publishers, investors and representatives of public institutions and the media industry as well as gamers, families and fans came to Berlin.

During the INTERNATIONAL GAMES WEEK BERLIN, a variety of events take place, including the opening event Opening Summit, the German Games Award, the games business and development conference Quo Vadis, the independent video games festival A MAZE. / Berlin, Gamefest at the Computer Games Museum, Womenize!, Matchmaking Dinner, Making Games Talents, CGC eSports BarTalk, Apps World Germany, and many more. The INTERNATIONAL GAMES WEEK BERLIN follows in the footsteps of the DGT - Deutsche Gamestage - an event initiated by the Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg in Berlin in 2007. Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg supports many of the individual events.

Investment Pitch for Games, Gaming Istanbul 2016

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10 games companies will pitch to a panel of European equity investors during our investment session at Gaming Istanbul 2016 on February 4th, 2016. Apply here.

E-publishing Investment Forum, NEM Summit 2015

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10 e-publishing startups will pitch during our investment forum at the Frankfurt Book Fair on October 15.

The investor panel will be composed by half of European female investors. The event is supported by the Wehubs project.

Check out the schedule here

Investment Pitch for Games, GameCo Paris 2015

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15 European companies will pitch to a panel of European equity investors during our investment session at the GameCO Europe in Paris on October 29.

Check out the schedule here

Cannes Creative Investment Forum, 15 September

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10 European early stage companies in the creative industries and digital media sector have until August 17 to apply and get a chance to be part of the Cannes Creative Investment Forum taking place on September 15 at the famous cultural centre Villa Domergue in the heart of Cannes. Apply Here

FIWARE Investment Forum | 3 May in Berlin

The FIWARE Investment Forum invites 20 of the best startups out of the 16 European FIWARE accelerators to present their investment opportunity to a panel of international and local investors. FIWARE is the leading European accelerator programme for technology startups in the sectors of the future internet

Media Deals selected and prepared the pitching companies and invited international investors to the event.

Please find more information on FIWARE here.

Investment Forum Augmented and Virtual Reality

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Early stage companies have until February 15 to submit their application and get the chance to pitch in front of 10-12 high level international equity investors (business angels, family offices, venture capital funds) with track records in the ICT and digital media content industry.

Apply here:

Connect Investor Club, Flagey, Brussels 30th September 2014


Application opened for high-growth, promising early-stage companies in the creative or digital media sector. Startups selected had the chance to pitch in front of experienced investors in the sectors and participate in the unmissable NEM Summit, this year hosted in the charming Flagey, Brussels. Read below the official description of the event:

Tuesday 30th September / 2pm-6pm at Flagey, Brussels (Belgium).

Creative Investment Forum in Cannes on 03 July 2014


Our CREATIVE INVESTMENT FORUM took place in the Villa Noalles in Cannes, Cote d'Azur, at 3 July 2014.

The Cannes Creative Investment Forum brought together startups from the cultural and creative industries and business angels from the Cannes region as well as cross-border investors from Europe. This pitching was focused on companies and startup ideas from the creative and cultural field that make innovative use of modern communication technology. Read the press release below:

Please download here the agenda of the Investment Forum.

Game Paris Investment Pitch on 30th October 2014

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peacefulfish in collaboration with Media Deals and Game Paris, selected 15 European game companies to pitch in front of Equity investors on October 30th during Game Connection in Paris.

The pitch took place in the context of the Finance Panel, supported by Creative Europe.
Check the full programme here

11th Investment Forum at 2013 NEM Summit in Nantes, October 2013

Our 11th INVESTMENT FORUM was hosted by the 2013 NEM Summit on October 29 and 30, 2013, the "not-to-be-missed" annual event for all those interested in Future Internet developments and in the fast-paced evolution of the networked and electronic media industry.

Media Deals brought 11 international companies to pitch in front of 8 high-level investors.

Please find here the agenda of the investment forum and the feedback from NEM.

12th Investment Forum at ICT 2013 in Vilnius


Our 12th INVESTMENT FORUM took place during the ICT 2013 one of Europe's biggest digital technology event
in Vilnius on 6-7 November 2013.
Media Deals brought 12 companies from all over Europe together for an intensive pitching preparation workshop with Umberto de Foe (Meta Group) and Alexander Berlin (peacefulfish) and a final pitch in front of 15 international investors including VCs and Business Angels.

Please find here the agenda of the Investment Forum. 

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