Alexis Garavaryan – Kowloon Nights
Alexis is the Founder and General Partner of Kowloon Nights, a $50M content fund dedicated to independent Developers. Alexis started his career at Apple Inc. covering the Entertainment and Media industry. He was in charge of handling relationships with companies ranging from TV Broadcast to Print and Music. In 2008, Alexis joined Ubisoft handling European Publishing, and continued his career at Ubisoft Montreal working on the company’s top franchises (Assassin’s Creed, Far Cry, Rainbow Six, Watch_Dogs)
Alexis joined Xbox in 2012, where he founded the ID@Xbox program and handled content investment. He signed high profile titles such as Cuphead, We Happy Few, Ashen, Space Engineers, Smite, Goat Simulator and Superhot and managed relationships with top independent Studios such as Playdead (Limbo, Inside) and Capybara (Below).
In parallel, Alexis worked on key Microsoft IPs (Halo, Forza, Gears of War) and covered AR via the HoloLens Program. In November 2015, Alexis joined Tencent where he was part of the WeGame core team, building policy and content strategy. He also drove equity investments into PC/Console Developers located in North America. For two years he worked with Tencent internal teams on high profile F2P titles including the world’s top grossing game Honor of Kings.