Mangatar is an Italian game developer which is specialized in mobile games with focus on beautiful graphics and storytelling. In 2012, the company joined Barcamper which helped the company attract investors and grow.
Mangatar came in contact with Barcamper early in their journey. The company scheduled a meeting with the ambition to pitch their business model for a real investor. The expectations for the meeting was to meet an expert that could provide input and suggestions, instead they ended up with their first investment.
The investments from the Barcamper journey of €700K helped Mangatar create 9 new jobs and make the company grow. They are now committed to publish 10 new games in the coming 12 months, developing 2 original Mangatar titles but most importantly being able to select teams and developer in line with their editorial plan.
According to Mangatar CEO, Andrea Postiglione, the Barcamper experience strengthened the teams motivation because of it’s pragmatic and collaborative spirit. Since the company works in the gaming industry, with long periods of development before product releases, the support from other people who believe in the idea is crucial. The opportunity to get real and useful feedback from other aspiring entrepreneurs was priceless according to Mangatar.
Mangatar’s advice to future Barcampers is to: make the most of the opportunity by describing the business idea in detail and be open-minded. By doing this, there is a chance to measure the quality of the idea and hopefully attract the first investor.