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Investment in Games – key topic in next GR event

At the Northern Lights panel at Develop in July, panelists spoke of the current challenges in games investment and the importance of building a network and a good reputation to secure funds. Primarily current challenges in investment were linked to the drops from the dramatic highs during the peaks of the pandemic. However the industry is still strong and growing with many regional companies securing investment. To help games studios understand the options for funding and investment and 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. Emails with codes have been issued, if you have not received the code, please let us know.

Sponsored by XR Stories – this special event with a light lunch features panellists with expertise in all types of games funding, investment and company acquisition 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.

Jamie Sefton of Game Republic explains “This daytime event is the first of its kind for us, and one we hope will mean more game studio owners, finance leads and others can attend. Nearly half the tickets have already gone so we are looking forward to a busy and insightful event with lots of time for attendees to ask questions and network.”

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

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

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

If you would like to join Game Republic visit this link. For more events in 2023, visit our event calendar.

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