GamCrowd and Clarion Events sign partnership to boost the Start-Up LaunchPad and Start-Up Village at EiG

As part of a major revamp of the way that gambling start-ups are showcased at the industry’s major shows such as EiG, GiGse and ICE; Clarion Events and GamCrowd have signed a cooperation agreement. Under the agreement GamCrowd, the gambling industry focused crowdfunding platform, has become a supporting partner for Clarion’s Start-Up LaunchPad and Start-Up Village at EiG and ICE Totally Gaming. GamCrowd will also use these Clarion events to host the major physical meetings of GamCrowd’s crowd of start-ups and investors.  GamCrowd’s assessors will work with LaunchPad finalists on their pitches to prepare them for the “Dragons Den” style competition and Clarion will help promote and support the finalists. It is expected that many of the finalists will be cleared as “GamCrowd Fit” and go on to raise funds on the crowdfunding platform.

EiG is the Centre for Excellence in iGaming worldwide and the show, which is making Berlin its new home in 2014 (21st – 23rd, October 2014), will see a larger audience from the vibrant start-up scene coming from across the world and Berlin, Europe’s Silicon Valley.

Chris North CEO of GamCrowd is delighted with the new partnership “To be working with the industry’s leading event organisers is great news for GamCrowd’s start-ups. The additional exposure and the opportunity to promote their ideas face to face with investors will help them get the funding and support they need.”

Silvia Peneva, Clarion’s Programme Manager also believes the new partnership will be beneficial to the established and start-up players in the industry “Our focus groups are telling us that the industry wants to see more innovation and differentiated, unique content at our events and we have taken note. We firmly believe that the partnership with GamCrowd will further that aim and advance our Start-Up LaunchPad and Start-Up Village at EiG 2014 by adding value to all start-ups participating and also integrate these event features with a Gambling focused online platform.”

Investing in start-ups and early stage businesses involves risks, including illiquidity, lack of dividends, loss of your investment and dilution and it should be done only as part of a diversified portfolio. GamCrowd is targeted exclusively at investors who are sufficiently sophisticated to understand these risks and make their own investment decisions. You will only be able to invest with GamCrowd once you are registered as sufficiently sophisticated. For the full risk warning please click here. This page has been approved as a financial promotion by Resolution Compliance Limited, which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Investments can only be made on the basis of information provided in the pitches by the companies concerned. Neither GamCrowd nor Resolution Compliance Limited takes responsibility for this information or for any recommendation or opinions provided by the companies. All figures in this press release which refer to past performance should not be used as a reliable indicator of future results.  All future forecasts used in this press release should not be used as a reliable indicator of future results.

GamCrowd Limited is an Appointed Representative of Resolution Compliance Limited which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FRN: 574048). GamCrowd Limited is registered in England and Wales. No. 08702280. Registered address: Palladium House, 1-4 Argyll Street, London, W1F 7LD

Background information for Editors:

GamCrowd is a crowdfunding and sourcing platform focused on the gambling industry.   It provides a platform for industry professionals and investors of all types who will provide support for the establishment of new businesses in the gambling sector through equity Crowdfunding and with general support through crowdsourcing. GamCrowd has been launched by experienced gambling industry entrepreneurs that have a successful track record with various start-ups and who understand the challenges involved with starting a business in the gambling industry.

Chris North will be available for comment and interviews. You can contact him via email  or telephone +447971 121916

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