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Budge Studios

Budge is changing the way kids play and learn by creating robust and engaging children's games, books and toys for the iPad.

  • Stage $1M in TTM Revenue
  • Industry Mobile
  • Location Montreal, QC, Canada
  • Currency CAD
  • Founded August 2010
  • Employees 41
  • Website

Company Summary

We develop and publish top tier, category-definingapps for kids including interactive games, books and toys . Our products are based on high profile children’s properties in partnership with the biggest names in kids entertainment With the app market demonstrating explosive growth and the appetite for quality and engaging content for kids soaring, we are providing parents and kids with meaningful experiences they can share together.


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    Michael Elman
    Creative Director / Founder

    Michael is the creative vision behind the products developed at Budge Studios. Also a co-founder of Wave Generation, he honed his skills over a decade working on dozens of video games for clients such as Ubisoft, Warner Brothers, Leapfrog and Fisher Price. As creative director at Budge Michael has launched some of the App Store’s best sellers to market including Dora the Explorer’s Ballet Adventure and Minnie Mouse’s Bow Maker.

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    Noemie Dupuy
    Business Development Director / Founder

    Nominated as Quebec's top 5 Women Entrepreneur of the year 2011 (Chatelaine Magazine) ,Noemie drives the business development at
    Budge. Her 15 years of experience in media development is a huge asset, first working as audio studio director at Ubisoft, a world leader in video gaming, and then building Wave Generation, a company she -co-founded in 2001, into a leading video-game audio service company.

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    David Lipes
    Managing Director / Founder

    In 2001, David co-founded Wave Generation with partners Michael Elman and Noemie Dupuy. Then 22, the young entrepreneur would help grow the business over the next decade into a leading audio for video game service company. Today, David is the managing director for Budge, building the business and raising capital to support the company’s growth. David is a regular at trade events and an active member of the game industry.


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    Robinson Sheppard Shapiro
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    Besner Gallay Kresiman

Previous Investors

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    BDC Subordinate Financing
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    Royal Bank of Canada