• Shanti Bergel

Welcome, thatgamecompany

Known for creating iconic gaming experiences through minimalistic yet deeply emotional storytelling, the voice of thatgamecompany is distinct and widely admired in digital entertainment. We are delighted to welcome them to Transcend.


Officially formed in 2006 by then-students Jenova Chen and Kellee Santiago, thatgamecompany was born from a powerful mission to bring greater meaning, emotional depth, and uplifting social interactions to gaming. Their vision for games as a medium and dedication to craft have inspired many around the industry and around the world. Since those early days, the studio has developed several critically acclaimed titles including Journey, Flow, and Flower. Their latest, Sky, is a socially-driven exploration game announced and released in 2019 on Apple devices and very recently, Android. Like its predecessors, it was designed to promote positivity, collaboration and connection between players.


As fans and now partners, all of us at Transcend admire their commitment to crafting impactful, unifying, and lasting interactive entertainment. We are proud to join them on the coming journey.


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. More information about Transcend can be found on our website. Follow us on Twitter for the latest news from around the Transcend ecosystem.


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.