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Joakim Achrén

Joakim Achrén

Founder and CEO Elite Game Developers


Joakim Achrén is the Founder and CEO of Elite Game Developers, the go-to resource for games company founders. Joakim has been building games startups since 2004. Joakim’s first startup was Ironstar Helsinki, which focused on mobile virtual worlds and Facebook social games.

After Ironstar, Joakim joined Supercell in 2011 to run their analytics. He designed analytics for Hay Day and Clash of Clans, managing metrics related to player acquisition, engagement, and monetization.

In 2013, Joakim founded Next Games, a which IPOed on NASDAQ First North in 2017. Joakim left the company in early 2019 and is now building Elite Game Developers, with a podcast and book, on starting and building games companies.

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