Ian Livingstone CBE
Co-founding Partner, Hiro Capital
Ian Livingstone is a pioneer and legend of the global video game industry and was made a Commander of the British Empire (CBE) for his services to the UK video games industry. He co-founded two billion-dollar games companies, Games Workshop (Warhammer) and Eidos (Lara Croft: Tomb Raider) for whom, as Executive Chairman, he led the successful London IPO. He was angel investor and chairman of Playdemic, creator of the global top 10 mobile game Golf Clash. As well as his role in Hiro, Ian is Non-Executive Chairman of Sumo Group PLC, a leading London-listed cross-platform games developer. Ian co-created the multi-million-selling Fighting Fantasy series of roleplaying game books. Ian has been an angel Investor and advisor to multiple leading games studios, including Mediatonic, Bossa Studios, Fusebox and many more. Ian is also co-founder of the Livingstone Academy, a next generation UK Academy School focused on a 21st century digital creative curriculum. Ian is proud of his geek heritage and admits to having over 1,000 board games in his home study and a life size statue of Lara Croft. Ian focuses on Hiro’s games and studio investments.