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BITKRAFT Esports Ventures is the industry’s first early stage investor solely dedicated to nurturing esports.
Runtime is a performance nutrition company in gaming and esports. It’s a rich and balanced solution for a fast, easy and tasty meals that promise to improve players’ endurance, strength and concentration.
Sviper is a mobile games studio based in Hamburg, Germany. Led by three seasoned game developers, the studio is behind Super Spell Heroes – a real-time one-to-one duel that sees wizards and elemental powers clash on a journey through magical realms.
Phoenix Labs is an independent game studio that creates original AAA multiplayer titles. Their first game, Dauntless, currently in open beta on PC, is a co-op action RPG available in 6 languages.
EVP, Esports & Gaming
German, born 1969
Arnd joined MTG in November 2014 and leads MTG’s strategic investments in esport (ESL and DreamHack) and gaming (InnoGames and Kongregate). Prior to joining MTG, Arnd worked as Chief Digital Officer for Digital & Adjacent at ProSiebenSat.1 Media AG, and as Managing Director of SevenVentures, the group’s venture arm. Arnd has also been CEO of Holtzbrinck eLAB, the incubator of the Holtzbrinck Publishing Group, founded and built fifteen companies, and held various management roles at Tomorrow Focus AG. He started his career as a journalist, working for Deutsche Presse Agentur and TV networks.
Direct or related person ownership: 3,321 class B shares as per 31 December 2019.