Computer games veteran joins Team17

Chris van der Kuyl, the Dundee computer games industry veteran, has joined the board of computer games label Team17 as non-executive Chairman, reports Scottish Business News Network. This follows on from their recent partnership with mid-market Private Equity firm LDC.

Chris van der Kuyl is known as the co-founder, co-owner and Chairman of 4J Studios, along with business partner and 4J CEO Paddy Burns. 4J is the company that was responsible for bringing the immensely popular Minecraft to all game console formats.

“It’s an honour to be able to invest in and play a part in the Team17 story. Debbie and her team represent a pillar of the British games industry and I can’t wait to see where this new and exciting chapter takes the company” said Chris.

Debbie Bestwick MBE added “I’ve known Chris for a few decades and this is the perfect time for us to start working together to take Team17 to the next stage of growth. Next year is going to be one the most exciting times for the company and for all our label partners”.

Team17 has recently acquired Mouldy Toof Studios and the award-winning, multimillion selling franchise The Escapists after entering into partnership with Private Equity Firm LDC. LDC has invested £16.5million to support the continued growth of the company.