The Investment Summit returns for its second US show in a year.

Taking place on Wednesday, August 28th - during PAX Dev and just before PAX West - the Investment Summit at PAX is designed to connect independent game creators with investment firms and publishers.

Publishers, investors and platforms already signed up include Nintendo, Valve, Digital Extremes, Gearbox, Kowloon Nights, Fellow Traveller, Team17, MTG, Giant Games, Jagex, Nicalis, Versus Evil, Those Awesome Guys and many more to be announced.

The event is split into three segments. The morning will feature a series of talks and panels from leading publishers and investors on how to get your game noticed, signed and funded.

What follows is a networking lunch, where you have a chance to talk with the speakers and leading investors and publishers in the room.

And finally, in the afternoon we will hold a series of short 1-to-1 meetings between developers and investors/publishers. Once you've bought a ticket, the Investment Summit team will ask you to fill in a form to enter the meeting system. Publishers and investors will then decide whether to meet with you. A ticket does not guarantee meetings, although the team will facilitate introductions where possible.

A limited number of free tickets are available for PAX West indie exhibitors. To apply for these, contact

PAX Dev and Investment Summit tickets can be bought together at a discounted rated.

  • Wednesday, August 28th
  • 9.30am - 6pm
  • The Westin Seattle, 1900 5th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101, USA
  • 09:30 Sign-in and refreshments
  • 10:00 Introduction
  • 10:05 Alden Kroll, Valve
  • 10:25 Anya Combs, Kickstarter
  • 10:40 Nate Ahearn, Google
  • 10:55 Chris Charla, Xbox
  • 11:15 Networking break
  • 11:40 Christian Allen, Epic Games
  • 12:00 David Daniels, Xsolla
  • 12:10 Investment Panel with Gearbox, Fellow Traveller and more TBC
  • 12:40 Networking lunch
  • 13:45 Formal 1-to-1 Meetings
  • 18:15 Close
Tickets: $180
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    Event Location
    • The Westin Seattle, 1900 5th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101, USA
    • Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA)
    • King Street Station (2.1 km south west from hotel)
    • Off-site parking, fee: $9 hourly
      On-site parking, fee: $50 daily
      Valet parking, fee: $60 daily
    • Nearest bus station is Greyhound Bus Station (2.7 km south from hotel). Nearest subway stations are Link Light Rail - Westlake Station (0.2 km south from hotel) or Monorail - Seattle Center (0.2 km south from hotel)

    "The Investment Summit was a great day - really useful sessions and practical advice on funding and investment. Congratulations."

    Alex Tutty, Sheridans

    "The Investment Summit was great - we had 13 very successful meetings and a few unscheduled ones making this a highly valuable event. Just fantastic that it is coming to the US."

    Jon Higgins, New World Interactive LLC

    "We're regular attendees at the Investment Summit because we see it as a great way to discuss the latest ideas and opportunities with other organisations who, like us, are seeking to improve the flow of working capital to the games development sector. It's also a bonus to be able to meet companies attending the afternoon networking sessions and hear about their projects in the context of both their funding needs and business ambition"

    Paul Durrant, UK Games Fund

    "The entire ethos of PlayStack is to discover and support the next generation of talented developers in our industry. The GamesIndustry Investment Summit has become a must-attend event for us in achieving that goal, and its expansion to the US is an exciting step in connecting us with even more developers working across mobile, PC and console."

    Harvey Elliott, PlayStack
    Investment Summit In Pictures
    Please note: Games companies must have bought a ticket to the Investment Summit @ PAX or accessed the event through exhibiting at PAX West to participate in this investor pitching process. While any ticket-purchaser can apply for formal meetings on the 28th August 2019 via this Investment Summit application form, this does not guarantee a private meeting on the day. Any formal meetings will be at the discretion of the investors/publishers. Also, we cannot guarantee that any meetings with investors will result in investment for your company. We will contact all games companies to inform them whether they have any formal meetings with investors at the Investment Summit @ PAX West in the days before the show.