On April 24 we’re going to host the EU-Startups Summit at the Auditori AXA in Barcelona. It will be the 5th edition of our annual flagship event – and with 750 startups/investors also our biggest one so far!
And today we’re excited to announce the 5th speaker who will join us at the EU-Startups Summit: It’s Riccardo Zacconi – the Co-founder and CEO of King! The European unicorn (over €1 billion valuation) created blockbuster games like Candy Crush (and many more), and today is one of the world’s leading games companies.
The Italian entrepreneur Riccardo Zacconi co-founded King.com in 2003 and grew the company from a tiny team to a 2,000+ employee corporation. In February 2016, King was acquired by Activision Blizzard for $5.9 billion, and now operates as its own entity within that company. Riccardo has over 20 years of experience in the e-commerce, Internet and gaming space. Before founding King.com, he served as Vice President of European Sales and Marketing at uDate.com, an online dating service, until the company was acquired by InterActive Corporation in 2002 for about $100 million. Before that, he was Managing Director for Spray Network, an online portal based with a presence in Germany, France, Italy, Sweden, Denmark and Norway. Spray Network was sold to Lycos for $764 million.
At the EU-Startups Summit Riccardo will share his learnings about building and scaling one of Europe’s most valuable tech/gaming companies.
If we already sparked your interest for the upcoming EU-Startups Summit, make sure to secure your ticket now!
As in the previous years, we’ll showcase a selection of Europe’s hottest startups (incl. a big pitch competition) and come together to learn from some of the most successful European entrepreneurs of our time. You can expect more exciting speakers, a large number of high profile investors, great networking opportunities and much more. That being said, it would be awesome to meet you at the 2018 edition of the EU-Startups Summit on April 24 in Barcelona. More info will be announced soon!