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Visionnaire is a global technology investment firm based in San Francisco and Asia. Visionnaire invests in seed, early and growth stage teams that leverage technology to evolve consumer interactive entertainment experiences.

Global investment and operationally experienced Visionnaire team will support globally focused businesses.

Taizo Son, co-founder of GungHo, chairs Visionnaire investment commitee.  Susan Choe is the Managing Partner of Visionnaire Ventures.



Softbank and Gungho acquires 51% of SuperCell

The rise and rise of Supercell was rewarded Tuesday with the announcement that Japanese telecoms and Internet giant Softbank and its subsidiary Gungho Online Entertaiment will acquire a 51% stake in the Helsinki-based mobile gaming company for $1.53 billion. The full release by Softbank is viewablehere.

Supercell is best known for Clash of Clans, the incredibly popular iOS game (currently in testing for an Android release) which helped to drive mobile revenues to $2.4 million per day in April 2013, and has consistently been the #1 or #2 grossing app in the United States App Store through the purchase of “gems”. According to Supercell, Clash of Clans has been the top-grossing app in 122 national Apple AAPL +0.06% app stores, with Hay Day, their other iOS game, top grossing in 78.Continue Reading..


How hot developers work use partners to make their games hotter

Why are some game-app developers hot, while others are lost in obscurity? Listen to our panel discuss how the most successful teams are getting spotlights on their games and who they’re turning to for help. Also, learn what triple-A developers are looking for in their partners, so you can take advantage.

Susan Choe, managing director of Visionnaire Ventures, will moderate the session. Choe, pictured right, is running a new San Francisco-based fund aimed at pulling together interactive content companies, particularly in the games industry. She was previously the founder and CEO of Outspark, a free-to-play massively multiplayer online game publisher. She has also help top positions at NHN, Yahoo, and DLJ.Continue Reading..