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Derek Young

Advisor Vancouver, Canada Area, CA

Previously Product Director, YMC Network. Previously Product Director, Eruptive Games. Previously Founder Sanity Check Entertainment

Previously Product Director, YMC Network. Previously Product Director, Eruptive Games. Previously Founder Sanity Check Entertainment

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Involved In


Troubledot Media Inc.
Sanity Check Entertainment Inc.

Side Projects

Troubledot Media Inc


Founder Troubledot Media Inc. October 2013 - present
Product Director YMC Network January 2013 - October 2013
Product Director Eruptive Games April 2012 - January 2013
Co-founder / CEO Sanity Check Entertainment Inc. June 2008 - 2013
Art Director Eruptive Games March 2012 - April 2012
Lead Shader Artist Radical Entertainment March 2006 - June 2008
Environment Artist Radical Entertainment August 2003 - March 2006


British Columbia Institute of Technology Digital Animation 2003 - 2004
Riverside Secondary School

Interested In

Advisor With
  • • Marketing
  • • Business Development
  • • Ad Sales
Markets of Interest
  • • Games

You Should Know About Me

Key Accomplishments

5 years ago I co founded a 3d web mmo/mmorpg company with myself and 1 other partner. We created from scratch a series of web games that to date has had over 90 million unique visitors over 5 years. At it's peak we had 2+ million monthly active users. My first attempt at a startup began my journey of entrepreneurship and unlocked my passion for amazing products. From there I spent the last 2 years obsessing over metrics, measurement and honing my product development skills.

How I like to work with people
As an Advisor

I would but happy to share my experiences of working in the video game industry for over 10 years now. I strongly believe my input can save you hundred of thousands of dollars in wasted effort if you are trying to develop new video game products.

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We worked together
He has vision. He has the ability to take an idea and see it through to fruition. He has been through startup success before so he can apply ... his experiences to future endeavors. He also has a high level of curiosity I rarely see in people. He will explore and study to no end until he is satisfied with a concept. He challenges ideas and processes to ensure they're airtight.

Martin Bae
We worked together
Martin has a great ability to see around the corner in terms of opportunity and would be a collaborative partner creating mobile apps/games. ... He has world-class creative vision and could make a huge impact with the right team.

Martin Bae
We worked together
Martin has a wealth of experience in creating outstanding quality visuals in a product or game. He is a fantastic guy, who can deliver resu ... lts. I'm always surprised at how many creative ideas or solutions he can come up with.