Andrew Stalbow is co-founder and CEO at Seriously, a company creating mobile games designed to be developed into entertainment properties. Seriously’s content development is based in Helsinki, Finland while the company’s business development and marketing functions are based in Venice, California. Seriously’s first property Best Fiends was released in October 2014 and since then, the game has been downloaded over 30 million times with up to 2.1 million daily active players.
Formerly Executive Vice President, Strategic Partnerships at Rovio Entertainment, Andrew oversaw the company’s commercial strategy and biggest partnership deals. Highlights at Rovio include the partnership with Lucasfilm for ‘Angry Birds Star Wars’ and building a video distribution channel within Rovio’s 1.7 billion game downloads which has generated up to 250 million monthly views.
Prior to Rovio, Stalbow ran 20th Century Fox’s mobile division where he built new distribution channels for the studio’s film and television properties worldwide. Highlights include working with the creative team at Gracie Films, and negotiating with Electronic Arts, to launch ‘The Simpsons Tapped Out’, a top grossing mobile game, and making James Cameron’s ‘Avatar’ movie available as a pre-load as part of a launch marketing program for Samsung’s Galaxy S smartphone.