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HappyHour strengthens iGaming VC position with Ben Clemes

HappyHour strengthens iGaming VC position with Ben Clemes


Leading iGaming investment specialists,, has appointed Ben Clemes as Investment Portfolio Partner.

In this role, Clemes will accelerate the growth of current investments while spearheading the expansion of the portfolio with promising startups poised to shape the future of the industry.

Clemes joins from Gaming Innovation Group (GiG), a company he co-founded alongside Robin Reed, Managing Partner of During his tenure at GiG, Clemes held various influential positions, including CCO, Chief Business Officer, and General Manager of GiG North America.

With over 16 years of experience spanning casino operations, user experience, business development and commercial success in the online gaming realm, Clemes brings a wealth of expertise to

“It is a privilege to be joining the team at HappyHour and working alongside such inspirational thought leaders and pioneers in the iGaming industry whilst supporting the brilliant minds of teams and individuals that are changing the way the industry is evolving.

“I am really excited to jump in and support these future giants of iGaming with my years of diverse experience and finding more companies of tomorrow to support and grow,” says Clemes.

Robin Reed adds: “Working with Ben again is immensely gratifying, given his remarkable track record of growing startups into robust and prosperous businesses.

“With his vast experience and deep understanding of the industry, coupled with his visionary outlook, Ben is the ideal custodian for our current investments and future portfolio companies.”