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Shurick Agapitov’s Biography

Shurick Agapitov is a highly regarded, innovative founder and advisor in the gaming, Web3, Metaverse and fintech space. He is the Founder of Xsolla, Inc., a video game company that, through its blockchain technology, offers developers a set of tools and services to more effectively operate and sell more games. Xsolla has offices in cities across the globe, including Los Angeles, Berlin, Seoul, Dubai and others.

With Xsolla, Shurick is working on providing gamers, developers and the public an avenue to monetize the Metaverse. Shurick oversees Xsolla’s global team, which works together to give gamers and the community the opportunity to control their destiny in an industry that has historically been too centralized and competitive. An example of this is the Xsolla Funding Club, an investment network designed to help small studios reach development goals through capital investment, while maintaining their artistic and creative control.

Shurick is also the Founder of XLA. The goal of XLA is to ensure that the concepts of Web3 are within everyone’s reach, promoting a more connected,...
Shurick Agapitov is a highly regarded, innovative founder and advisor in the gaming, Web3, Metaverse and fintech space. He is the Founder of Xsolla, Inc., a video game company that, through its blockchain technology, offers developers a set of tools and services to more effectively operate and sell more games. Xsolla has offices in cities across the globe, including Los Angeles, Berlin, Seoul, Dubai and others.

With Xsolla, Shurick is working on providing gamers, developers and the public an avenue to monetize the Metaverse. Shurick oversees Xsolla’s global team, which works together to give gamers and the community the opportunity to control their destiny in an industry that has historically been too centralized and competitive. An example of this is the Xsolla Funding Club, an investment network designed to help small studios reach development goals through capital investment, while maintaining their artistic and creative control.

Shurick is also the Founder of XLA. The goal of XLA is to ensure that the concepts of Web3 are within everyone’s reach, promoting a more connected, collaborative community among gamers and developers that guarantees fair revenue share. He is also a Co-founder of 80 Level, a global digital content publishing network, and a Founding Member of Slemma, a reporting tool that gives users the opportunity to create easy-to-use data reports from multiple data sets.

He is often sought after for his expertise in Web3 and the Metaverse, and has been interviewed by leading industry outlets, including Fintech Futures and Block Tides, and has been featured in Entrepreneur, Bloomberg and Boss Magazine. Shurick also serves as an Advisor to DMarket, a marketplace to trade virtual items and technology for building metaverses.

Shurick holds a degree in Mathematics and Computer Science from Perm State University, and has completed Executive Education Programs at Harvard Business School, the Wharton School and UCLA.
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The Silicon Review
5 Best Gaming and VFX Companies to Watch 2022

Xsolla is recognized for its service to the video game industry, notably its dedication to helping businesses of all sizes, from indie to enterprise, as well as developers, publishers, and platform partners.

Venture Beat
As turbulence ramps up, Xsolla solutions unlock new strategies for game developers

This interview with Chris Hewish, President of Xsolla, explores how video game studios and indie developers are exploring an increasing number of ways to reach their audiences.

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Shurick Agapitov’s Background

Xsolla
Founder
Jul 2005 - Present
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Xsolla is a global video game commerce company. Its mission is to solve the inherent complexities of global distribution, marketing, and monetization to help its partners reach more geographies, generate more revenue and create relationships with gamers worldwide. Xsolla supports major gaming titles like Valve, Twitch, Roblox, Ubisoft, Epic Games, KRAFTON, Nexters, NetEase, Playstudios and more.
XLA
Founding Member
Feb 2022 - Present
Los Angeles, CA, USA
XLA: Powering the Metaverse. XLA provides tools and services that change how IP creators, owners, and holders generate, earn and share revenue, building the bridge between Web2 and Web3 and simplifying the complexity of Web3 payments for non-technical users.
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Advisory Roles

DMarket
Advisor
Nov 2017 - Present
Kyiv, UA
DMarket unlocks the multi-billion-dollar skins economy for game developers and players everywhere. Our team of passionate gamers believes a borderless gaming world is a better gaming world, and we’re building the infrastructure to make it easy for everyone to thrive in the open system of the future.

Media

Enjoy the Game with Xsolla
Los Angeles, CA, USA
As an innovative leader in Gaming Payment Solutions and Video Game commerce, Xsolla's mission is to solve the inherent complexities of global distribution, marketing, and monetization to help its partners reach more geographies, generate more revenue, and create relationships with gamers around the world.
Accelerate Your Video Game Commerce Globally with Xsolla
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Xsolla has the tools and services to help people accelerate their video game commerce and step into the future. Whether someone is an indie developer or a AAA studio, their journey as a game developer begins here.
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Interviews

NTD Business
Oct 2022
Shurick Agapitov shares his journey to founding Xsolla and how he sees the Metaverse developing in the future. The interview with Shurick begins at 18:38.
Block Tides' exclusive interview with Shurick Agapitov, the founder of Xsolla
Oct 2022
Shurick Agapitov joins Block Tides to discuss Xsolla, the world’s leading micro-transaction engine for video games, which gives the game developer community the tools to compete and succeed in the hyper-competitive video game arena and control their destiny.
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Features

Tech Billionaire Who Seeks to Develop Metaverse Shares Life Story
Oct 2022
Tech billionaire Shurick Agapitov, founder of video-game payments firm X-Solla, shares his life story about how he started as a kid growing up in poverty in Russia to how he became a successful entrepreneur.
Xsolla Founder Aleksandr “Shurick” Agapitov Shifts Focus to Disruptive Innovations in Web3
Apr 2022
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Shurick Agapitov announced the launch of his new project, XLA , in February. The primary objective of XLA is to ensure the concepts of Web3 are within everyone’s reach.

Awards & Recognition

Merit Awards | Technology
Gold Medal
2022
Xsolla was honored with the Gold Medal award in the Gaming category. The Merit Awards is an independent awards program that recognizes global industries and the market they serve.
5 Best Gaming and VFX Companies to Watch 2022
2022
Trenton, NJ, USA
Xsolla is recognized for its service to the video game industry, notably its dedication to helping businesses of all sizes, from indie to enterprise, as well as developers, publishers, and platform partners.

Training & Management Courses

The Wharton School | University of Pennsylvania
Executive Education: Private Equity
Philadelphia, PA, USA
The Private Equity: Investing and Creating Value program is designed for institutional investors as well as investment professionals aspiring to be better private equity managers.
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Harvard Business School
OPM 55
2020
Cambridge, MA, USA
The Owner/President Management (OPM) program is a transformative learning experience that will boost participants' leadership skills and the value of their enterprise. Participants gain a broader global perspective, a deeper understanding of operations and greater insight into driving operational excellence.
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Press Releases

Xsolla: Democratizing the Business Side of Games
Nov 2022
Chris Hewish, Xsolla President, discusses the evolution of game development tools that have democratized the development of games. In addition, he discusses Xsolla and how the company's tools are at the forefront of this new emerging industry.
Xsolla Partners With Alipay+ to Extend Global Reach in Asia by Bringing Games to New Markets
Oct 2022
New York, NY, USA
Xsolla announced it will integrate Alipay+, a suite of global cross-border mobile payments and marketing solutions that enables merchants to better serve consumers from all over the world. With Alipay+ solutions, Xsolla can provide coverage of digital wallets and other payment methods through direct integration in the Southeast Asia market.
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Shurick Agapitov’s Education

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Perm State University
Mathematics and Computer Science