Investing in independent studios of mobile games and apps

in Europe & Asia

Level-Up is a fund dedicated to the studios leading the $90 billion economy of mobile gaming. Our scope extends to 20 studios in Europe and Asia. We provide financing in capital from seed to late-stage, securing several game launches on mobile.

More than money, we bring long-term support and intelligence to independent studios. We are experts in creative businesses. We understand production risk and we help leveraging success and developing great companies of any size.

We gather and nurture best practices to the benefit of our founders. As a community, we can promote solutions to studios that no other investor could create for a single portfolio company, while respecting total independence in operations and strategy.

Level-Up is building a unique set of first-class studios that create long-lasting franchises for the benefit of both founders and investors.

Investment Team

Guillaume LAUTOUR

Guillaume LAUTOUR

Guillaume is a seasoned Tech VC investor who later specialized in media and gaming. He was a partner of Idinvest Partners (now Eurazeo) for 15 years, leading more than 80 investment rounds in 35 companies in Europe and the US that generated more than $5 billion in corporate value. Guillaume has invested in mobile game studios for the last 15 years and co-founded Level-Up with Thibaud Morin.

Thibaud MORIN

Thibaud MORIN

Before co-founding Level-Up with Guillaume, Thibaud Morin was a key executive at Vivendi for 15 years, successively SVP Strategy and M&A for the media investments of the group (Activision Blizzard, Universal Music, Canal+, etc.). Thibaud also led the Innovation and Digital Transformation of Vivendi and personally invested in many studios for years.


Studios of which we led the funding before Level-Up 1

Acquired by Stillfront
gns games
Acquired by GSN Casino
Acquired by Take-Two Interactive
eden games
Acquired by Millenial ESports
kobojo Acquired by Celsius Online
grand cru games Discontinued
pretty simple game Independent studio
curse Acquired by Twitch

Level-Up 1 portfolio companies

sport faction Athlete IP management in mobile games
advenworks AI companion apps
weward Rewards for walking everyday
Free-to-Play Poker Games
awesome prototype Football Team Management Game
neopolis games Monopoly meets Pokemon GO
donut games Zombie multiplayer shooter game
Superscale Game revenue optimization and management
Legendary Play Mobile games for esport fans
lit games Mobile interactive stories
glorious games Mobile fashion games

Finance Team


Nathalie Vazquez

Nathalie is in charge of Finance at Level-Up and an independent member of the Management Board in Luxembourg. Nathalie is also Senior Relationship Manager at W Conseil, leading a team that performs the role of a Central Agent for 40 companies. Prior to joining W Conseil, Nathalie worked for 8 years at Intertrust in Luxembourg.


Xavier Soulard

Xavier is in charge of monitoring legal operations. He is also an independent member of the Management Board and the Valuation Committee of Level-Up. Alongside Level-Up, Xavier has been a Partner at W Conseil, Managing Partner of Atlantis Real Estate and worked for Intertrust in Luxemburg for 8 years.

Sustainable Finance Disclosure Statement

In application of Regulation (EU) 2019/2088, relating to the publication of information on sustainability‐related disclosures in the financial services sector (known as “SFDR”), which requires financial actors to establish:
- the manner in which sustainability risks are integrated into their investment decisions;
- the possible adverse impacts of their products and how they are assessed;
- the characteristics of the financial products that they present as sustainable
Level-Up, as General Partner of "Level-Up 1 SCA”, is obliged under the SFDR to publish a description of the sustainability risks, or explain in a clear and concise manner why their application to the Fund is not relevant.

Sustainability risks are defined as follows: environmental, social or governance event or situation which, if it occurs, could potentially or effectively have a material adverse effect on the value of the investment of the financial product.
Having taken into account that the private equity and venture capital strategy pursued the Fund does not offer readily available and trustworthy ESG metrics, we would like to inform you that the Fund is managed using an investment process that incorporates ESG factors, but does not promote ESG characteristics, and has no specific sustainable investment objective. As such Level-Up 1 SCA is categorized as an Art. 6 product.

For your reference, investment products under SFDR are categorized as per the three below:
• Article 8: concerns products that promote, among other characteristics, environmental and/or social characteristics, or a combination of those characteristics, provided that the companies in which the investments are made apply good governance practices;
• Article 9: concerns financial products that pursue a sustainable investment objective;
• Article 6: concerns financial products that do not promote environmental and/or social characteristics and which do not have a sustainable investment objective and do not meet the definition of Articles 8 and 9.

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