Building Socially-Focused Virtual Worlds


Matthew Ball
EpyllionCo, Managing Partner

Matthew Ball is the Managing Partner of EpyllionCo, which operates an early stage venture fund, as well as a corporate and venture advisory arm. In addition, Matthew is a Venture Partner at Makers Fund, and a co-founder of the index behind the Roundhill Ball Metaverse ETF, which can be found on the New York Stock Exchange (Ticker: $META). Matthew is also an “Occasional Contributor” to The Economist. From 2016-2018, Matthew served as the global Head of Strategy for Amazon Studios, and prior to that was a Director at The Chernin Group's Otter Media, a digital media investment company founded by long-time Newscorp COO and 20th Century Fox CEO Peter Chernin, and an Executive at Accenture Strategy. Matthew holds bylines at New York Times, Bloomberg, and more.

Anna Sweet
Bad Robot Games, CEO
Tanya Watson
Bad Robot Games, COO

Gaming is more social than ever, and that is getting us ready for the transition to the metaverse. How are games being designed, staffed, and operated differently as a result? There are still only 300 million to 400 million people engaging in what we traditionally define as high-fidelity virtual worlds. How do we move beyond that? We’ll explore how Bad Robot Games is approaching this.