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104 - Treat Your Startup Like A Marathon With Elina Arponen

Unstoppable Business Podcast

Quicksave Interactive is a new game studio in Helsinki, that recently raised $1.3 million to make HTML5-based social games to reach users on any platform. CEO Elina Arponen sits down with us to share with us why a startup is a marathon and not a sprint, the importance of timing when it comes to fundraising and the impact of talking to investors early on.


19 Aug 2021

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Elina Arponen, CEO & Co-Founder of QuickSave Interactive | S2E11

The Zero to Play Podcast

Elina tells her entrepreneurial journey that led to the founding of QuickSave Interactive, a company betting on the return of social games (developed on HTML-5). Facebook has recently launched a new platform called Facebook Instant Games and we discuss the importance of this new area for attention and why this is a great opportunity and market to invest in now. You can follow Elina on twitter at: @yonder_ Zero to Play Links: Tw: www.twitter.com/zerotoplay IG: www.instagram.com/zerotoplayig FB: www.facebook.com/zerotoplay Web: www.zerotoplay.com Newsletter: https://www.getrevue.co/profile/zerotoplay


7 Jun 2021

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Elina Arponen: Opportunities In Chat Based Games


Elina is the CEO of Quicksave, a Finnish developer on the forefront of chat games. They are defining the game space on messaging apps and she's here to share a bit of what she knows. _________________ To learn more about the show or our online business matchmaking events for indie developers visit: https://indiegame.business Indie Game Business is produced by The Powell Group: https://www.powellgroupconsulting.com Watch the official live stream: twitch.tv/indiegamebusiness Watch Indie's live stream: twitch.tv/INDIE Join the Indie Game Business Discord: https://discord.gg/indiegamebusiness The Twitters to follow - Indie Game Business: https://twitter.com/BusinessIndie Powell Group Consulting: https://twitter.com/PowellGrp Jay: https://twitter.com/Powell_Jay INDIE: https://twitter.com/TheRealIndie Donate to Extra Life with our link: extra-life.org/participant/IndieGameBusiness Join the Indie Game Business Extra Life Team: extra-life.org/team/indiegamebusiness Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/indiegamebusiness/support

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25 Jan 2021

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EGD 014: The Serial Entrepreneur Story with Elina Arponen Co-Founder and CEO of Quicksave

Elite Game Developers Podcast

Today I’m talking with Elina Arponen, the co-founder and CEO of Quicksave, an instant messenger games company. Elina is a serial entrepreneur, and Quicksave is her second venture-backed games company. I wanted to talk to Elina about diversity in the games industry and how has it been to run and raise funding for her company in a predominantly male industry.


19 Aug 2019

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Entrepreneurship in Games with Elina Arponen & Olesja Marjalaakso

Break Into The Games Industry

In this episode we discuss advice for starting up your own games company, building a team and tips for getting company funding. We are joined by Elina Aponen CEO and co founder of Quicksave Interactive and Olesja Marjalaakso founder and CEO of Polka Dot Studios. Elina has been in the games industry since 2005 and Quicksave is her second company venture. Olesja has been working in games since 2006 and founded Polka Dot Studios in 2016 a mobile games company that blends women’s fashion with mobile gamesThanks to Harri Pulsa, Nguyễn Lê Đức Anh & Retu Hämäläinen for submitting questions. Podcast Illustration by Alessandro Chirico


13 Aug 2018