Exciting FanGamb Changes, Moving to Europe

Posted: June 24th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: posts | Tags: , , | 6 Comments »

It’s been just over the one year mark since we started Three Screen Games and FanGamb. I left IBM on May 1, 2009, and we began the DreamIt Ventures program on May 18, 2009. It”s been an interesting and crazy year. We’ve learned much about what it takes to make a successful social game, and a successful startup. And we’ve positioned ourselves and our team for much greater success.

Part of what we’ve learned over the last year is that the industry of social gaming is still in its infancy and there is a host of new models to be experimented with. We have some exciting things in the works and as a result, will be moving to Europe later this summer to continue developing our product and business. We can’t yet share all of the details on why we’re making the move, but I’ll share more as soon as I”m able.

It’s certainly quite a change and not one that we expected a year ago, but we’re confident that it’s the best direction for our company and are extremely excited about the next phase of FanGamb. Personally, it should prove to be a valuable experience, working internationally and experiencing the European technology and startup communities.

So, if we”re moving to your part of the globe, or you’re just passing through, give us a shout! We’re very much looking forward to meeting new folks and saying hello. For everyone else, I’ll share the experiences through the blog and photos on my Flickr account.

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  • http://www.VentureLateral.com Pavan Katepalli

    This is really interesting. I understand that you’re targeting the European market, but why not just keep the Company in Philadelphia and do the marketing and advertising to Europe from here. There are plenty of online campaigns you can run to get visitors onto the website. Are you doing this for legal reasons? Did a European Angel Fund invest in you and are making you move there? Sorry for all the questions, but I’m just curious. I have a start up of my own and moving to a different Country would be a humongous decision for me.

  • http://blog.shedd.us Robert Shedd

    The primary reason for the move was because our partner is based in Europe. And sure, you can always run things remotely, but after years of dealing with remote contractors, I assure you there’s no substitute for being onsite, in-person, day after day. It’s too hard to build relationships via a speakerphone.

  • http://www.venturelateral.com Pavan Katepalli

    I definitely agree Robert. I work with my team using Skype, Google Apps, Jing Screen Casts and Team Viewer, but when we’re in the same room room together – team spirit and work ethic goes up significantly. Not to say that it was lacking before. Wow, what a big move. Good luck Robert, and I can’t wait to hear about the move and how your Company does in Europe.

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