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Securing investment in games

At the Northern Lights panel at Develop in July, panelists spoke of the challenges in games investment and the importance of building a network and a good reputation to secure funds. Primarily the more challenging investment environment was linked to the drops from the dramatic highs of games interest during the peaks of the pandemic. However the industry is still strong and growing – the UK game consumer market in 2022 alone was valued at £7.05bn. To help games studios seize the opportunities for funding and investment and learn what investors want to see as well as gain a greater understanding of the factors that support good investor relations, Game Republic is hosting an Investor Lunch on 21st September that will be free for Game Republic members.

Sponsored by XR Stories – this special daytime event which includes networking and a light lunch features panellists with expertise in all types of games funding, investment and growth including Hiro Capital, UK Games Fund, Square Enix Collective and Barclays. On the legal side, affiliate member Laura Harper from Lewis Silkin will be joining the event to share advice on how to make the most of opportunities and to avoid the pitfalls when securing investment and financing your business and Simon Iwaniszak from Red Kite Games will be sharing lessons he has learned from company growth to acquisition.

The Game Republic Investor Lunch will take place from 12 noon until 2.30pm at Kollider, Floor 3, Castle House, Castle St, Sheffield S3 8LU. The Kollider Eagle Lab is located in the heart of Sheffield’s city centre and is partnered with Barclays Eagle Lab. To book a ticket click here and if you are a Game Republic member, use your code to secure free access (if you haven’t got one, get in touch with Jamie or Jackie).

Big thanks to Barclays Eagle Lab at Kollider in Sheffield for hosting the event, and to our Official Partners for 2023, Barclays, Red Kite Games and Escape Technology for their incredible support of our 20th Anniversary year.

We’ll be collecting for Special Effect at this and every event in 2023 as part of our anniversary celebrations to raise money all year for this amazing charity.

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