Virtual Piggy hires ex-Microsoft man Sebastien Motte to lead business development in gaming sector

Source: Virtual Piggy, Inc.

Virtual Piggy, Inc. (VPIG), an innovator in safe youth payments, today announced the appointment of Sébastien Motte to lead business development in the gaming sector.

Mr. Motte is a gaming industry veteran with over nineteen years of experience in product management and business development in the game division at Microsoft (MSFT). For the last thirteen years he led the business development team responsible for all Xbox first-party games partnerships. In this role he also handled the merger and acquisitions for Microsoft Studios. He will lead Virtual Piggy's business development initiatives in the gaming space at a key time as the digital goods industry experiences over a 30% annual growth rate.

Virtual Piggy is the only COPPA-compliant payment technology designed to allow retailers and game publishers to reach under 18 consumers in a safe, legal and effective manner. The award-winning technology serves as a family wallet that is available online or via mobile, and is 100% free to use. Virtual Piggy promotes financial management while empowering youth under 18 to make purchasing, saving and other money management decisions for themselves, within a parental controlled environment.

"Virtual Piggy's innovative solution will have a disruptive and sustained impact on gaming payments especially with Millenials and Generation Z," said Mr. Motte. "I am very excited to join this team and help grow the company's business and partnerships in gaming and interactive entertainment markets."

"Virtual Piggy delivers a low friction payment solution for the global gaming industry while enhancing strong conversion and repeat business," said Dr. Jo Webber, Virtual Piggy CEO & Founder. "As we continue to grow in the gaming and interactive entertainment industry, we are very happy to bring on Mr. Motte to help further develop the business." 

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