Led by industry veterans, the Funtactix team champions a streamlined production approach: delivering highly innovative gaming experiences on rapid production timelines with tight community integration. Funtactix is backed by Jerusalem Venture Partners and is based out of New York with development studios in Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, and Los Angeles.
Sam’s diverse career in the games industry has crossed a variety of disciplines – spanning art, engineering, and management. Sam previously worked as Lead Program Manager for DirectX Graphics at Microsoft, as well as LucasArts and MSN.
Yaron has over 15 years of experience architecting massively-scalable web applications in banking, transport, government, military, and gaming sectors. As an eBusiness manager at Microsoft, he was responsible for designing some of the largest-scale online applications in Israel. He is also the author of three best-selling technology books.
Former editor-in-chief for Israel’s largest gaming community (vgames), Amir is a veteran of multimedia content production. Amir directed programming for Israel’s first gaming satellite channel, and served as game designer on a variety of casual games.
A veteran in the gaming industry, Casey has worked deeply in the massively multi-player online gaming space with a career that spans both Marketing and Production. He has been on the forefront of the industry trends toward digital distribution and alternative revenue models. He has launched over a dozen titles for Sony Online Entertainment, Red Storm Entertainment (Ubisoft) and Vogster Entertainment. Casey has worked on some of the top franchises in both PC and console including EverQuest, Champions of Norrath, and Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2.
Prior to Funtactix, Aaron managed and negotiated MGM Studio’s gaming initiatives, working to unite digital platforms with large scale film and television brands such as James Bond, Rocky and Stargate. He has worked extensively to generate revenue in the gaming market for film and television properties.
With work experience that spans a broad range of console and PC development, Nick has contributed previously to both AAA franchises and small independent projects. He brings to the table a considerable knowledge and experience developing art pipelines and technology for games.
Erel is the founder and managing partner of JVP. In 1993 Erel set the tone for Israeli venture capital investing by creating a new model that combined a hands-on management approach with international market creation strategies.
With his strong background in media related software and internet based R&D organizations, Gadi is a key member of JVP’s media team, as well as a board member of Double Fusion (Board Observer), Emergent, Funtactix, Infinite Memories, Magink and Minicom. His experience has provided him with strong domain expertise in both the consumer infrastructure world and service provider needs.