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David Gardner
General Partner, OBE

DG is a co-founder and General Partner of LVP.  He has over 30 years experience in the game sector.

Former CEO & board director, Atari Previously EVP & COO, Worldwide Studios, Electronic Arts ("EA"). 25 years at EA including building EA Europe from 0 to $1bn in annual revenue.  DG has spent his career working across Silicon Valley and Europe. In 2007, David was awarded the Order of the British Empire for his services to industry, and in 2017 he was appointed BAFTA's first Vice President for Games.

 
 
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David Lau-Kee
General Partner

DLK is a co-founder and General Partner of LVP. He has over 25 years experience in the games industry,

Previously, he was the founder, President & CEO at Criterion Software Group, including RenderWare & Criterion Games. Before Criterion, DLK co-founded Canon Research Europe, and headed multi-million dollar R&D in computer graphics, image processing & UX. David holds degrees in Mathematical Statistics & Operations Research and a PhD inComputer Science.

 
 
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Are Mack Growen
Principal

Are Mack Growen is VP of Product Portfolio at LVP, where he supports portfolio companies on everything product related, and also finds new opportunities. For over 12 years he has worked in GM and VP roles to build game studios in Asia and the west, at Playfish, EA, gumi and others. With these studios he has delivered multiple hits played by more than 45m users, including a number one hit in Japan and the first BAFTA winning social game for Facebook. 

 
 
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Gavin Harrison
Finance Director

Gavin is an ACA qualified accountant with 20 years’ experience scaling and financially managing high growth enterprises. Previously founder of an award-winning VC firm raising £120m in equity funding for gaming & television companies. In his career, Gavin has structured over £1.2bn in project finance with Disney, Universal & TWC.

 
 
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Mustafa Kamal
Analyst

Mustafa holds a BBA in Accounting & Finance and is a Chartered Professional Account. Previously, Mustafa was a member of KPMG Canada’s M&A deal advisory group working on transaction services. He has extensive experience providing financial due diligence services to buy- side and sell-side clients.

 
 
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Harry Hamer
Analyst

Harry is a VC Analyst at LVP: focussing on engaging with games entrepreneurs, LPs, due diligence, deal execution and supporting existing portfolio companies. Previously he worked in the Ventures team at Oxford Capital investing into early stage UK digital tech start-ups. Prior to his roles in VC Harry worked at the Institute for Fiscal Studies and the Ministry of Defence. He holds a first in History and Economics from Oxford University.

 
 
 
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Sikander Chahal
Associate

Sikander is an Associate at Lvp where he sources new opportunities, and conducts company diligence, investment analysis and fund reporting. Previously, he worked at BIT Capital where he covered gaming, and earlier at DC Advisory working on corporate finance transactions. Sikander studied Mathematical Economics & Statistics at Birmingham University and completed his Master’s in Management at the Imperial College London Business School. A lifelong competitive gamer, his current game of choice is Dota, where he is ranked in the top 2% of players in the world.