Starting on my first article on this thread chronologically –
My very first episode of Startups on the spot (also the pilot episode) was with Vincent Ghossoub, the founder of Falafel Games – a startup that develops and publishes mobile app games, the first to develop a game with Arabic content and one of the best game-startups in the Middle East.
I had met Vincent Ghossoub in 2016 when I went Live on 7nujoom app and played “Action Anime” with a professional player from their team. I remember when I went to their offices to discuss our project, I heard Vincent speaking Chinese and thought I was hallucinating. I wasn’t. That’s when I figured he communicates in Chinese with his investors.
What I like more than doing this show is meeting entrepreneurs and getting inspired by their proactive nature, their hopeful ambitions, and their dedication.
So far, Vincent has a funding of 4 Million Dollars.
No spoilers watch the episode and teaser below:
The global games market is expected to grow from $137.9 billion in 2018 to more than $180.1 billion in 2021, according to market researcher Newzoo.
Those numbers reflect the constant growth of platforms, such as smartphones. This year, mobile games are expected to hit $70.3 billion — or 51 percent of the total — and they will grow to $106.4 billion by 2021 — or about 59 percent of the total. Newzoo estimates there are about 2.3 billion gamers across the globe.
The 2018 total for the global games market will rise 13.3 percent — or $16.2 billion — from $121.7 billion in 2017. About 91 percent of the global market is digital, meaning that $125.3 billion worth of games flows through digitally connected channels as opposed to physical retail.
125.3 BILLION DOLLARS!!!
Thank God to people like Vincent, Lebanon is sharing a part of that!
Watch more episodes of Startups on the spot here.
With all the support to the Startup Ecosystem,