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Peter York Levin

(Griffin Gaming Partners)

Peter Y. Levin Managing Director, Griffin Gaming Partners Peter serves as Managing Director at Griffin Gaming Partners, an early and late-stage investment vehicle singularly focused on the video game sector. Prior to Griffin, Levin served as President of Interactive Ventures, Games & Digital Strategy at Lionsgate where he stood up their gaming business. He is the former CEO & Co-founder of Nerdist Industries, a multi- platform creator of genre and popular-culture content, as well as the former Co-President of Digital Strategy at Legendary Entertainment. 
 Nerdist Industries was acquired by Legendary Entertainment in July of 2012. Levin serves on the Board of Directors of N3TWORK and Super Team Games. He also serves on the Los Angeles Sports & Entertainment Commission Board of Directors. Amongst his many investments into the gaming sector, Levin was an early investor in and advisor to Rovio (Angry Birds) and helped put in place their wildly successful global licensing and merchandising program. Previously, Levin was founder and co-owner of the 2006 World Champion Chicago Rush of the Arena Football League. He was also a minority partner in and strategic advisor to Strikeforce, a mixed martial arts promotional entity, that sold to the Ultimate Fighting Championship in 2011. In June 2009, Levin served as the exclusive representative of Deadline.com in its sale to PMC.
 Levin is the founder of Course of the Force, an annual Olympic torch- style lightsaber relay in partnership with Lucasfilm Ltd. that led up to San Diego Comic Con International and benefitted the Make-A-Wish Foundation. He also serves on the Board of Governors at Cedars Sinai in Los Angeles and co-teaches a competitive gaming course at the USC Annenberg School of Communication and Journalism.

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