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Optimizer Invest attends EiG in Berlin 18-20 October

Press Release   •   Oct 14, 2016 08:20 GMT

Optimizer Invest. From left: Mikael Reise Harstad, Carla Maree Vella, Andre Lavold, Henrik Persson Ekdahl

CEO Carla Maree Vella joins the EiG event as a panel judge, whilst on the lookout for the next start-up to join Optimizer’s portfolio.

EiG, short for Excellence in igaming, is one of Europe’s largest events that gathers gaming operators, sites, suppliers, start-ups, investors and experts. The event is known for pinpointing the level of innovation in the igaming industry by providing excellent keynote speakers, seminars and various social forums. This year approximately 1500 attendees will take part in the activities at Arena Berlin. The event ends with a grand finale – the LaunchPad – where five start-ups, chosen in a submission process that starts around April, get to present their ideas in front of a panel of four industry experts and judges who will select a winner.

This year, Carla Maree Vella, CEO of Optimizer Invest, will act as one of the judges:

“This event is a natural forum for Optimizer Invest to be a part of. We are experts in how to drive and accelerate digital business ideas at large, and our history proves that igaming is truly our field of expertise.”

Besides acting as panel judge at EiG, Carla Maree Vella will actively encourage start-up companies to join Optimizer Invest’s Start-Up Hunt, which offers the opportunity to compete to become Optimizer’s next portfolio company along with an investment of up to €1.5 Million Euro.

“We are on the lookout for our next top notch company to join us, and believe that EiG brings some really interesting entrepreneurs. The igaming industry is consistently thriving with fantastic ideas. Optimizer Invest is certainly interested in adding a game provider and/or an e-sports operator to our portfolio. I look forward to great meetings and discussions during the days in Berlin”, Carla Maree Vella concludes. 

For more information, please contact:

Carla Maree Vella, CEO, Optimizer Invest

For more information on Optimizer Invest, please visit

For more information on the Start-up Hunt competition, please visit

For more information on EiG, please visit

Optimizer Invest is a fully founder funded venture capital company based in Malta, founded by Norwegian Andre Lavold and Swedes Henrik Persson Ekdahl and Mikael Reise Harstad. The company helps early stage businesses and entrepreneurs to develop and to reach their full potential with profitable growth. The founders and the Optimizer team have a successful background in iGaming, ecommerce and digital lead generation. They primarily invest in consumer-oriented and online businesses. Since the start in 2012, Optimizer Invest has invested in twenty something companies. The investment phase is still at an intense stage.

Optimizer Invest has part-ownership in the following companies:


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