Game Fund Partners

TEAM

Chairman

Bob Blake

❯ 40+ years of senior executive level experience from housing and commercial development to large-scale holdings and major corporate acquisitions
❯ CEO at Blake Media Ventures, Blake Broadcasting and the Founder and Chairman at CBNN. The Blake Broadcasting Network owns a series of syndicated news channels, the television network CBNN and an extensive film and photo library
❯ Founder and Chairman at Oak Park Capital. Investing in media, real estate, esports and blockchain related projects
❯ One of the original inventors and designer of the real estate MLS (multiple listing system)
❯ Attended college at the University of Michigan and Stanford University, and additional studies at UCLA,
Northwestern University and Harvard University
❯A world renowned photographer with a significant interest in the arts.

Managing Director

Tom Jump

❯ Tom is an accomplished global brand marketer, media executive and startup investor. In executive leadership roles he has built, transformed and grown some of the most famous consumer brands in the world including McDonald’s, GM/Buick, P&G, Dunkin and Pepsico. In a global leadership role at Leo Burnett Worldwide he opened offices in New York and Tokyo, built a global Innovation Hub, and led the acquisition of several digital and design agencies. In leading McDonald’s Worldwide marketing the brand was recognized as “Global Marketer of the Year”
❯ As President of Breakaway Ventures, a boutique venture capital/brand consulting firm, he invested in and led the market launch of various startups with successful exits, including Drizly which was recently acquired for $1.1B, Ideapaint, Everybody Fights, Oath Craft Pizza and more
❯ A marketing leader at GM he led the transformation and turnaround of GM/Buick in the US and successfully launched the brand in China
❯ Served on the Board of the Partners Hospital Network and is an advisor to numerous CEO’s and Founder/Entrepreneurs

Growth Officer

Eliza Crichton-Stuart

❯ Clinical Research Associate and Project Manager at AeBeZe Labs (R&D, business development, deal flow and IP formation)
❯ Worked with developers on their CMS for the Moodrise app which led to a partnership with the US Air Force
❯ Coached PhDs from Stanford on how to verify digital content categorizations and increased the efficacy of Moodrise app
❯ Was involved in the design and implementation of a machine learning tool and algorithm for categorizing the neurochemical content of YouTube videos resulting in increased deal flow
❯ Fostered partnerships with Group 9 Media, Tatcha, Aromatherapy Associates, Seen Group, Unilever, and The future laboratory
❯ Worked with three funds. A large property management fund, Cumbrae Properties LLP based out of London, where she sits as Board of Director and Trustee. As well as two sizable charitable trusts, Bute Enterprise Financial Fund and Mount Stuart Trust, sponsoring emerging entrepreneurs of the West Coast of Scotland.

Chief Gaming Officer

Jonah Blake

❯ Vice President of Global Partnerships at Blake Media Ventures and CGO/ Co-Founder at Game Fund Partners Group
❯ The original creator of the Proof of Information Protocol and Tiered Ranking model for blockchain designs. Extensive experience and hands-on development in patent creation and product design
❯ Previously worked for the Vice President of Production at Warner Music Group’s record label, Atlantic Records
❯ Co-Founder and Manager of RE3W. Advisor at Smilesss.com and Crypto Jeweler
❯ Graduated in Media studies at Sarah Lawrence College and Florida Atlantic University and additional studies at the University of Michigan-Stephen M. Ross School of Business

Principal

Kirill Pikin

❯ 7+ years in finance and 6 years in technology and IT consulting
❯ Vice President in the investment team at Corviglia Capital Fund
❯ Merchant banking investments, M&A and ECM investment banking advisory at Alfa-Bank
❯ Corporate finance and capital markets advisory at UniCredit Group in CEE
❯ Was deeply involved in corporate investment in technology startup CardsMobile (Wallet), including deal
origination and execution, portfolio management and reporting to the BoD
❯ Graduate diploma in Banking (University of London) and additional studies in Advanced Corporate Finance
(London School of Economics and Political Science) and Venture Capital (Stanford University)

Esports Strategy Officer

Lance Mudd

❯ Director of Game Fund Partners Esports strategy
❯ Director of International Expansion at eFuse, a software company focused on building tools for the gaming ecosystem. With over 0.75M users actively participating at eFuse events over $1M
+ in prizing 36M + live views and working with AAA publishers
❯ Sport Director of United States Esports Federation (USEF), the National Federation of the USA, sending USA Esports athletes to International Esports Federation (IESF) Esports World Championships
❯ Esports Director at San Diego Exploratory Foundation
❯ Esports Business Development Coordinator at Oomba, Inc., a software startup company that created a cloud-based social network that allows users to operate and play in peer-to-peer micro wagering tournaments of any kind
❯ Venue Manager eSports at Muddclub, the first Multi-LAN gaming center in the United States
❯ Former USC Football player, active esports enthusiast