Joost van Dreunen

Entrepreneur and Academic

Joost van Dreunen is an entrepreneur, investor, and academic who specializes in interactive entertainment. He is considered “the top academic” on video games and teaches at NYU’s Stern School of Business. In 2020 Joost published One Up, a book on the business of video games. Joost is also a serial entrepreneur focused on data companies and an advisor to Makers Fund, a venture fund focused on gaming.

Currently, he’s the co-founder and CEO of Previously Joost was CEO of SuperData Research, a games data provider Nielsen acquired, and advisor to Parsec (acquired by Unity). He publishes a newsletter on gaming, tech, and entertainment called SuperJoost Playlist, and co-hosts the UNBOXING podcast.

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