HappyHour Bolsters iGaming Team, With Ben Clemes As Investment Partner
HappyHour.io, a renowned investment entity in the iGaming sector, is pleased to confirm North American heavy-hitter Ben Clemes as its new Investment Portfolio Partner.
Clemes is set to expedite the expansion of existing investments and lead the acquisition of new, promising startups with the potential to redefine the iGaming landscape.
Clemes transition to HappyHour.io comes after his tenure at Gaming Innovation Group (GiG), a company he co-founded with Robin Reed, currently Managing Partner of HappyHour.io.
At GiG, Clemes held several high-ranking roles, including: Chief Commercial Officer, Chief Business Officer, and General Manager of GiG North America. He was instrumental in the establishment of Guts.com, a primary operator brand of GiG, the platform enterprise GIG Core, and the latter’s foray into the North American market.
Bringing over 16-years of in-depth experience covering casino operations, user experience (UX), business development, and commercial success in the digital gaming sector, Clemes provides HappyHour.io with an invaluable reservoir of knowledge. Before his online gaming endeavours, he dedicated six years in Las Vegas working across different properties.
Clemes plans to relocate back to the US, operating from San Francisco, and focus on North American startups, investors, and partners in his new capacity.
HappyHour.io continues its commitment to advancing innovation, backing emerging talent, and nurturing growth in the iGaming industry.
The enlistment of Clemes underscores their ongoing commitment to cultivating the industry’s upcoming pioneers.
Said Clemes: “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.”
Echoing his new top signing, HappyHour’s Robin Reed, affirmed: “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.
“His addition to the HappyHour.io team is warmly welcomed.”