Our Approach

At 1Up Ventures we are building a diverse and inclusive community of the most talented, experienced, and creative independent game developers in the world. We believe that by working together we can help each other be more successful.

Meet the Team

Ed Fries

General Partner

Former Microsoft Vice President, built and ran the game publishing business through the launch of the first Xbox.
Board member and adviser for dozens of game development and venture backed technology companies around the world.

Kelly Wallick

Partner and Community Builder

Founder of the Indie MEGABOOTH and former IGF Chairperson. Well connected and respected by indie developers around the world. Kelly began her work with the 1Up Fund at its inception and has joined the venture as a full partner.

Chris Wheaton

Fund Administrator

Stanford MBA with 20+ years of industry experience as CFO, COO and General Manager.