Official GCube Announcement

Posted by Kevin on Aug 09, 2008

Former THQ executive Shiraz Akmal and global investment manager Jawad Ansari announced today the launch of a new investment firm, GCube Capital. GCube is the first stage-agnostic investment firm to focus solely on the global game industry, one of the fastest-growing markets. The firm's initial focus is on opportunities in the U.S. and Asia. GCube's Managing Directors represent unparalleled experience in the interactive entertainment and private equity/venture capital areas. GCube injects capital into its portfolio companies, and also provides... read more...

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A videogame industry veteran and a media investor have teamed up to launch GCube Capital, a firm that invests exclusively in the global gaming industry. Managing Director Shiraz Akmal said the firm will invest globally in ... read more...

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At E3, N. Evan Van Zelfden hunkers down with Jawad Ansari, who used to be a regular venture capitalist, managing a diverse portfolio of investments worth $3 billion. But when he founded GCube Capital with partner Shiraz Akmal, he wanted to focus on a particular market. "We're different from a traditional investment firm, because we understand the business," says Akmal, previously a corporate vice president at THQ, an international game publisher. "We're not investing in other industries." Before forming the partnership, the duo... read more...

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Company officials have announced the formation of GCube Capital, a new venture capital firm from former THQ VP Shiraz Akmal and global investment manager Jawad Ansari, which they say will invest in "evolutionary and disruptive business models" for the games industry. Akmal (pictured) said that as what he calls "the first VC firm focusing on the global videogame industry," GCube would "help develop extraordinary ideas into world class businesses, and support much needed industry entrepreneurship and innovation." The company told VC weblog Venture Beat that it hopes to look beyond traditional investing opportunities which usually... read more...

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GCube Capital (www.gcubecapital.com) is a new investment firm launching today focused on the video game industry. The firm is headed by Jawad Ansari, the former General Partner at Miven Venture Partners, and Shiraz Akmal, most recently Vice President of Global Operations at THQ. We thought it would be particularly interesting to talk with GCube, because we constantly hear from entrepreneurs in the video game industry who have a hard time finding investors and getting their projects started. We sat down with Jawad and Shiraz to talk a little bit about GCube Capital, the challenges of getting funding for video game entrepreneurs, and what the opportunity... read more...

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GCube Capital to invest in game companies at all stages. The $50 billion video game industry is rife with opportunities, so it only makes sense that someone is creating a venture capital firm that will focus on investing in all stages of the global game industry ecosystem. VentureBeat has learned two high-profile veterans have created GCube Capital, a Los Angeles investment firm that will put money into every stage of the industry from small start-ups to big public companies. Its managing directors are Shiraz Akmal, a former executive at game publisher THQ, and Jawad Ansari, a global investment manager. The effort is going... read more...

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New investment firm GCube Capital Funding Gaming Ecosystem. Former THQ vp Shiraz Akmal has partnered with Jawad Ansari to fund all areas of the video game industry. GameDaily BIZ speaks with the duo to find out how GCube will approach the market. Los Angeles start-up GCube Capital is focusing on creative ways to fund not just the development of games, but the entire 13-pronged ecosystem that has propelled the video game industry to record global growth... read more...

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