Welcome, Brett Krause
As a venture firm focused on digital entertainment, it is easy to see that we operate in a highly competitive industry. It is a very challenging but rewarding space to navigate. At Transcend, a key part of doing this successfully comes from building the right team, with the right leaders. That is why we are thrilled today to welcome Brett Krause to the team as our third General Partner.
Prior to Transcend, Brett served as Chief Investment Officer for FunPlus, a leading global publisher for mobile strategy games. As the former managing partner of an early-stage venture capital firm, former President of JPMorgan Chase China and more, Brett brings a track record of significant accomplishments and a wealth of tremendously beneficial experience to Transcend. He has led teams across Asia, including as CEO of Citibank Vietnam, and served eight times as a governor of the American Chambers of Commerce across both China and Vietnam.
Creative, dynamic executives with a global perspective that are able to add value to digital entertainment companies at every stage of their growth are hard to find. Similar to when Andrew Sheppard joined last year, this marks an exciting new chapter for the firm and our partners. Brett’s decision to join the team speaks volumes about how far Transcend has come and what is next on the horizon. His executive leadership experience ranges from strategy and finance to hiring large teams and managing complex organizations. In addition to an impressive career in Asia, Brett also speaks four languages and holds a Bachelor of Science in Foreign Services from Georgetown University and an MBA from Columbia Business School.
We look forward to drawing on Brett's decades of extensive experience to continue to set Transcend and its portfolio partners up for a long-term future of sustained growth and success. Welcome, Brett!
About Transcend Fund
The Transcend Fund is an early stage venture capital firm that partners with some of the most ambitious and talented founders in the game industry to collaboratively build the future of digital entertainment.
Founded in San Francisco by gaming veterans, Transcend Fund operates remotely with team members around the world. Our portfolio features a range of high growth digital entertainment companies including thatgamecompany, Possibility Space, Polygon, Singularity 6, Laguna Games, Gardens, Roboto, Venly, IndiGG, Big Run, C2X, Nifty Games, Treehouse Games, Stress Level Zero, Maestro, Fun Country, Arcadia, Trioscope, Bunch, Heroic Story, Kings of Games, Spatial, Goss, and several additional exciting but unannounced new ventures.
About Shanti Bergel
Shanti is the founding partner of Transcend and a 30 year game industry veteran.
His global operating experience spans every major platform and business model transition of the last several decades and is animated by a career-long fascination with how changes in technology and distribution affect products, services, and communities.
Shanti is a recognized member of the Techcrunch List, speaks fluent Japanese, and is a frequent speaker on early stage investment, M&A, and strategic partnerships in digital entertainment.