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Optimizer Invest wins prestigious investor award

Press Release   •   Nov 23, 2016 08:06 GMT

Team Optimizer Invest

The igaming industry, through Sigma, titles Optimizer Invest “Investor of the Year”.

Sigma, short for Summit of iGaming Malta, is one of the largest conferences in the igaming sector. Each November, it gathers more than 300 gaming companies, hundreds of licenses and visitors. The idea is to create a platform to showcase the business, and to discuss important topics in the presence of industry professionals.

The summit is finalised by a grand gala in the company of 400 C-level executives from the igaming sphere. During the gala, prestigious industry awards are given to companies that have shown excellence in their field of business during the year. A jury that consists of 32 industry specialists pick each winner. Optimizer Invest was nominated in the Investor of the Year category, and ultimately won the prize.

Eman Pulis, Managing Director of Sigma, comments:

“Optimizer Invest has been very active with acquisitions, helping several companies max out on their potential. Many of these companies have a strong connection with Malta so I was not surprised that they managed to take the accolade for Best Investor at the Malta Gaming Awards. Truly deserving”.

Carla Maree Vella, CEO of Optimizer Invest, comments:

“It is an honour that the jury acknowledged us with this award. We have our roots in the igaming business, and we still see so much potential in the industry. When we make investments, we make sure to nurture and incubate good ideas and people. That is how we create value. This award inspires us to keep going”.

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Carla Maree Vella, CEO, Optimizer Invest

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: