The Games Finance Market is a brand new financing event and the only one of its kind in the UK. Handpicked British game developers will be introduced to potential VC’s, investors and business partners who are ready to sign up new product and finance deals. Games London will match some of the most promising games businesses in the UK with a carefully selected set of high profile financiers in a ’speed dating’ style event that includes over 500 pre-organized 20 minute pitching meetings.
The following spokespeople are available for interview by appointment:
Dr Jo Twist: CEO of UKIE the governing trade body for the UK Video Games Industry. Jo can talk about the UK games industry in terms of what it’s worth to the economy and what the recent tax breaks have achieved.
Adrian Wootton: CEO of Film London and the British Film Commission. Film London has a long history marrying investment with British movie talent.
Alex Fleetwood: Founder of London-based games studio Sensible Object, which is working on an innovative new toys-to-life game for iPad.
London Venture Partners: A venture capitalist firm based in the city that has invested in a number of influential games developers around world including Supercell, creators of the world’s biggest game Clash of Clans.
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About the UK Games Industry
The UK video games industry is worth a record £4.19bn. And New figures released show that 2015 was the biggest year in UK games industry history. Almost £4.2bn was spent on video games and related products in the last year. Overall, the UK games industry rose by 5.3 per cent in 2015 compared with 2014. The UK games industry employs 5,000 full time staff.
The UK and London have become home to some of the most creative game makers in the world, across all formats including the latest hot tech topic, VR.
About the London Games Festival
The London Games Festival has been created to celebrate that talent and drive more investment and ultimately create more jobs for both the capital and the country. The festival is delivered by Games London, a collaboration between Film London and UKIE, the video games governing trade body. And it’s funded to the tune of £1.2 million by the Mayor of London.
Games London three core aims are to:•To generate £5M in revenue for London Based games companies
•To Generate £10M for the cities economy
•To 300 new jobs in the capital and beyond
•To help companies capitalise on the UK tax breaks