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Digital Entertainment Ventures
Digital Entertainment Ventures (DEV) is an investing platform that focuses on early stage companies building transformative digital products. DEV was formed in New York in 2012, just as the city was entering a new tech renaissance, to take the lead as a venture investor in media and entertainment. Since then it has evolved into a global player that works with innovative ventures throughout the country and around the world, and provides them with access to its extensive business network in New York.
The DEV partners are veteran entrepreneurs who have built numerous businesses from the ground up as well as collectively advising or investing in over 100 ventures. DEV has made investments in an extensive portfolio of companies and accelerators through two funds and through its management company, and is a partner in third fund that will launch in 2016.