David Helgason Overview

  • Investor Type
  • Angel
  • Investments
  • 51
  • Portfolio
  • 42
  • Exits
  • 4

David Helgason General Information


Mr. David Helgason is the Founder and serves as Board Member at Unity. He is the Founder of Foobar. He served as Chairman at Unity Studios. He is a Board Member at Teatime Games. He also serves as Partner at Nordic Makers. He is a Board Member at Labster. He also serves as an Advisory Board Member at Giant Ventures. He also serves as Board Member at Plain Vanilla Games. He is Chairman of the Board at Lockwood Publishing. He also serves as an Advisory Board Member at Brunnur Ventures. Mr. Helgason also serves as Investment Committee Member at Promentum Equity Partners. Mr. Helgason is a technologist and founder of Unity Technologies, valued at DKK 10.1 billion in recent series C round (July 2016), non-executive director of several technology companies, and a restless entrepreneur with a passion for creating feedback loops between innovation and teams and products, applying new and old business models to changing industries, and pushing people to do the very best they can do. Mr. Helgason's background is in software, an assortment of university dabbling, creating companies and helping entrepreneurs. He has served as CEO of the platform company Unity Technologies since co-founding it in 2003 and until October 2014, with an unflinching vision to democratize game development, and to develop technology and business models for the next phase of the games industry. Unity is the largest global development platform for creating 2D, 3D, VR and AR games and experiences. In recent years Mr. Helgason has spoken at conferences as diverse as Quo Vadis, Asia America Multitechnology Association Interactive Summit keynote (2016), Slush, Slush Play, Pocket Gamer Helsinki, DICE Europe, Fast Growth Founders, Casual Connect Amsterdam, CPHFTW (2015), Association of Equipment Manufacturers' Conference, Israeli Games Conference, ARM Partner Conference, DICE (2014), Samsung Developer Conference keynote, GMGC Chengdu keynote, China Joy keynote (2013), Nordic Game keynotes (2010 and 2013), Game Horizon(2012), the Canadian Game Conference keynote (2012), Develop Evolve (2011), Qualcomm's Uplinq Conference keynote, Giga Om's Mobilize, GamesBeat(2010), CEDEC (2010 and 2011), more than 15 global Unite conference keynotes since 2007, an Apple WWDC guest keynote (2006), a bunch of industry panels, and a number of TV and radio and podcast appearances.

Contact Information

Primary Investor Type
Angel (individual)
Primary Office
  • 30 3rd Street
  • San Francisco, CA 94103
  • United States

David Helgason Investments (51)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Company Stage Lead Partner
Order of Meta 15-Oct-2021 Early Stage VC 00.00 Entertainment Software Startup 00000 00000000
0000 (00000 000 00 13-Oct-2021 00000 00000 000.00 Business/Productivity Software Startup 00000 00000000
00000000 10-Jun-2021 0000 00000 00.00 Therapeutic Devices Stealth 00000 00000000
00000 (00000000000 27-May-2021 00000 (00000 000 Social/Platform Software Generating Revenue 00000 00000000
000000 09-Mar-2021 00000 00000 000.00 Educational and Training Services (B2C) Generating Revenue 00000 00000000
000000000 22-Feb-2021 00000 00000 0000 Financial Software Generating Revenue 00000 00000000
0000000 10-Feb-2021 00000 00000 0000 Educational Software Profitable 00000 00000000
000000000 0000 01-Jan-2021 00000 00000 00.00 Entertainment Software Generating Revenue 00000 00000000
Clutch App 01-Jan-2021 Seed Round 00000 Entertainment Software Startup 00000 00000000
Reface 08-Dec-2020 Seed Round 00.00 Multimedia and Design Software Generating Revenue 00000 00000000
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David Helgason Exits (4)

Company Name Exit Date Exit Type Exit Size
Teatime Games 17-Aug-2021 Out of Business
00000000 27-Jun-2019 000000000000000000 00000
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David Helgason Team (1)

Name Title Deals Funds Boards Office
David Helgason Angel Investor 00 0 San Francisco, CA
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David Helgason Co-Investors (209)

Name With Exits Lead Partner Series Industry
Hampus Jakobsson 5 0 Series chart Industry bar
Makers Fund 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
Nordic Makers 0 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
Sisu Game Ventures 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
Foobar Technologies 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
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