Games for Venture Capital

Leveraged Play designs in-person games that explore the future and explain the present. Our games can help Venture Capital firms accomplish a variety of goals including:

  • Exploring new investment theses
  • Communicating theses to LPs and explaining emerging ecosystems
  • Strengthening founders' skills
  • Building connections among portfolio companies

Founders face an endless sequence of difficult decisions and dilemmas; games can help these founders prepare for the future and also build trust and rapport between the founders, investors, and advisors.

The pace of innovation is accelerating and exploration games can help partners develop new theses around emerging technologies, regulations, and social trends. Additional games can explain these new theses to LPs and other audiences – games are an excellent method for explaining complex systems.

Example Games

Portfolio 2030

Participants speed through the next decade, playing as VCs investing in the coming waves of innovation. They’ll need to form, execute, and reevaluate investment theses as emerging technologies empower new waves of startups to reshape the economy. Great for LPs, Press, or internal strategy sessions.

The Long Road to IPO

A game where founders explore how their early strategic decisions can have major ramifications as they scale. Participants must navigate a series of opportunities and crises (internal and external) as their company grows. They must make fraught decisions and then grapple with the ensuing consequences. Great for current and potential portfolio companies, either individually or as an event.

Moonbase Gamma

This game teaches teams how to write effective OKRs (Objectives and Key Results). Participants are put in the role of managers in a company creating a base on the moon they must write OKRs over successive quarters as the competitive landscape evolves and new opportunities surface. Great for building leadership team skills.

Skill Building Games

In addition to the above options, we can run focus games that teach and strength key skills for leadership teams including:

  • Negotiations
  • Hiring, firing, and org-chart decisions
  • Crisis management
  • Risk management
  • Strategic and scnenario planning

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