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Former Head of Portfolio at Xbox Joins the Kepler Group

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Today is the day, and Kepler Interactive welcomes a new senior executive to the team. Damon Baker, VP of Partnerships and Portfolio at Kepler Interactive, was previously Head of Portfolio at Xbox and Director of Partner Management at Nintendo.

We are delighted to have Damon join our growing team at Kepler” said Alexis Garavaryan, CEO at Kepler Interactive. “His wealth of experience at some of the most iconic gaming companies brings phenomenal expertise which will be hugely valuable to us and our studios. It is a testament to the ambition we have as a company” 

Damon will be in charge of the Kepler collection of independent studios, as well as coordinating collaborations with partners and platforms across the entertainment and gaming industries. This role expands Kepler’s gaming industry expertise, allowing the company’s management team to provide unrivalled insights and support to the studios in Kepler. Kepler’s management team has experience across the most important gaming industries, including platforms (Xbox, Nintendo), publishing (Ubisoft, Frontier), mobile (King, Space Ape), and investment (Makers, Kowloon Nights).

“I’m excited to be joining Kepler Interactive at such a pivotal time in its journey,” added Damon Baker. “The company is founded on a strong, unique vision that not only resonates with me but also our studios and partners. I’m looking forward to working with these exceptionally talented founders, creatives and their teams and expanding our portfolio in the years to come.”

In September 2021, the announcement was made. The first round of funding for Kepler Interactive was $120 million. It is made up of seven founding studios and includes highly anticipated titles such as Sifu, Tchia, Scorn, Tankhead, and a number of other unannounced projects. Kepler has a unique structure that allows game studio founders to become co-owners, allowing them to make important strategic decisions such as bringing in new members and receiving direct rewards for the company’s financial success.

What is Kepler Interactive?

Kepler Interactive is a leading game publisher and developer with a unique co-ownership model. The company was founded by the co-founders of Kowloon Nights, an award-winning fund that redefined the concept of videogame financing by investing more than $100 million in fair and sustainable terms to help independent developers.

Kepler provides studios with an ownership stake in the company as well as a say in strategic decisions, all while preserving their creativity and allowing them to create fun and profitable games that appeal to a broad audience.

A44, based in New Zealand, Alpha Channel, and Timberline in North America, Awaceb, Ebb Software, and Sloclap in Europe, and Shapefarm in Asia are among the studios with which Kepler collaborates. Kepler’s leadership and support teams are based in London and Singapore, and they have a wealth of gaming experience, as well as an impressive track record in marketing, funding, and collaborating with game developers to bring amazing games to market in a big way.

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