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Karlsruhe, 4/12/2013 | Smartphone and tablet games developer
Throne Wars) has formed an advisory board. Four experienced
entrepreneurs and investors were appointed: Harry Nelis of Accel
Partners and Thomas Grota of T-Venture (both investors in
flaregames) are joined by entrepreneurs Zoe Adamovicz, founder of
app search company Xyologic, and Heiko Hubertz, founder of games
The advisory board is to provide industry opinion and guidance,
a task for which it is exceptionally suited. Heiko Hubertz is a
seasoned veteran of the games industry. Zoe Adamovicz is an expert
for app discovery. The investors Harry Nelis and Thomas Grota can
offer valuable advice on navigating the trends of growth
“It‘s an appealing task to help guide the coming
growth phase of flaregames – Klaas and his team have laid a
solid foundation during the last few years,” says Heiko
Klaas Kersting, CEO and founder of flaregames, adds,
“I’m honored to have found, in addition to our
long-standing partners Harry and Thomas, two such wonderful
entrepreneurs as Zoe and Heiko. We’re very well positioned to
deal with the challenges of the gigantic market of mobile
Based in Karlsruhe, Germany, flaregames has a highly motivated
team of veterans and new talent working to create and deploy a new
generation of mobile games. Founded in 2011, the company creates
games for smartphones and tablets. The company currently has a
number of titles for mainstream and mid-core gamers in development.
The games are extensive, deep experiences that offer long-lasting
fun and, best of all, are free ("free-to-play").
The founder of the company, Klaas Kersting, previously of
Gameforge, has a proven track record of success, growing his last
company into a global player with 500 employees and over €100
million in annual revenue.
Investors in the start-up include renowned international venture
capital firms Accel Partners and T-Venture.