Joost van Dreunen is an academic and entrepreneur with an expertise in video games. He teaches at the NYU Stern School of Business and is author of One Up: Creativity, Competition, and the Global Business of Video Games. Previously Joost was co-founder and CEO of SuperData Research, a games market research firm, which was acquired by Nielsen (NYSE: NLSN) in 2018. He is an investor and advises funds and firms active in interactive entertainment.
Joost is considered “the top academic in the $160 billion video games industry.” He is a widely read columnist, speaker, and thought leader, and publishes a weekly newsletter on gaming, tech, and entertainment called SuperJoost Playlist. Joost received a MA from the University of Amsterdam and a PhD from Columbia University. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife Janelle and son Maximus.