Yesterday my company, Boonty, announced that we acquired a Chinese company based in Beijing, Gamehub.
Most people think we went to China to access cheap labor. Nothing is further from the truth. We went there to get access to tons of innovation. In the casual game space, China is a front runner when it comes to new ways of playing, new business models and new features (think mixing casual games and social networks). Sadly, the US and Europe are lagging behind when it comes to casual games.
I am very honored and pleased to have been voted the "Young Leader of the Year 2006" yesterday in Paris. This event is organized every year by Ivy Search and the jury is composed of many high profile CEOs and top level executives. As many of you know, being a CEO is very difficult and most of the time the job is tough. We have very little moments of happiness and rewards, and it was one of those moments.
I know it is a bit cliché but I really would like to thank all the team members at Boonty, I am just the face of the company but there are over 150 talented and amazing people working all over the world with me and building this great company. Our company is growing fast, we have lots of challenges and opportunities ahead and it's all about teamwork and interactions.