Speakers

Melissa Blau

Director, iGaming Capital

About

Melissa Blau has been in the Online Gaming sector for ten years as both an operator and advisor. She is currently the Founder & Director of iGaming Capital, a leading iGaming consulting and advisory company bridging European and US interests. Clients include commercial and Native American casino operators, state lotteries payment processors, game suppliers, and social gaming companies. She is also an active advisor for a number of early stage iGaming companies including Overlay Gaming, GoCoin, Asylum Labs, FastFantasy Sports, InappFuel and SmartChoiceCasinos.com as well as GIGS, the conference held annually in San Francisco, CA. Prior to launching iGaming Capital, her experience in the online gaming sector includes senior executive roles at a number of online gaming operators and marketing companies as well as in a banking advisory capacity. Since 2006, Melissa has been the Finance & Business Editor and regular columnist for iGaming Business Magazine where she writes a regular column titled the iGaming Global Index. She is also a frequent speaker at many online gaming events and part of several financial expert networks. In 2013, Melissa was the recipient of Women in Gaming’s Entrepreneur of the Year. Prior to entering the Online Gaming sector, Melissa was a General Partner and founding member of Constellation Ventures, a $450m media & technology venture capital fund. Melissa has a BA from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from Harvard University. melissablau@igamingcapital.com.
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