Meet Harri Manninen -
Harri Manninen

Harri Manninen

Founding Partner Play Ventures


Harri Manninen is the Founding Partner at Play Ventures, the premium early-stage fund for games. Play Ventures is a $40M fund focusing on the gaming sector, with some of the best companies, investors and entrepreneurs from gaming as LPs.

He co-founded Rocket Pack, one of the first HTML5 gaming companies, that was acquired by Disney Interactive only 12 months after founding.

He built Nordic XR Startups, with partners gumi VR & Nordisk Film, into the leading VR/AR preseed investor and accelerator in the Nordics. NXS has invested in 10 portfolio companies to date.

He co-founded Shark Punch (now Matchmade), which evolved into the leading influencer marketing platform for gaming and beyond. Matchmade has raised more than $7M in funding from leading VCs such as Korea Investment Partners, London Venture Partners, DN Capital, and Global Founders Capital.

He advised and invested in several startups in the gaming, entertainment & digital space. Angel investments include FitXR, Starberry Games, Mighty Bear Games, Pixelface, Richie and Transfluent.

He has been driven by a lifelong entrepreneurial desire to create new businesses and explore new opportunities and to keep learning. Going forward, his goal is to use his experience to support new entrepreneurs in creating the world's greatest companies in gaming, XR & entertainment, with the support of a global network of amazing, industry-defining people.

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