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Klaas Kersting


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Klaas Kersting is the CEO and founder of flaregames. Before founding flaregames he was CEO and founder of Gameforge, which he grew to more than 400 employees and more than 100M EUR in yearly revenue over the course of five years. Klaas has been a gaming enthusiast for as long as he can remember. He started his first business during his studies when he created the browsergame “Wogen des Schicksal” together with a few of friends. When not leading games companies he’s a business angel and seed investor for a number of international startups, among them Supercell, Xyologic and Honestly. Ernst & Young named him ‘Entrepreneur of the Year 2008′, and he has received several other business awards for fast growth, excellent execution and technological innovation.


Flaregames: Based in Karlsruhe, flaregames has a highly motivated team of veterans and new talent to create and deploy a new generation of mobile games. The company, founded in 2011, creates games for smartphones and tablets. The pipeline currently has a number of titles for mainstream and mid-core gamers. The games are extensive, deep experiences, that offer long-lasting fun and best of all are free ("free to play"). Investors in the startup include renowned international venture capital firms Accel Partners and T-Venture.

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