Griffin Gaming Partners Names Russell Binder as Venture Partner and IP Advisor

Griffin Gaming Partners, a venture capital firm focused on the video game industry, has brought on Russell Binder as Venture Partner and IP Advisor. 

Griffin Gaming Partners manages more than $1 billion of ،ets. The firm invests in software infrastructure, content, and platforms within gaming, from seed to growth stages. Binder boasts experience across the worlds of entertainment, licensing, and merchandising that he’ll utilize in his role with Griffin Gaming Partners.

Russell stands unparalleled in the industry, blending his talents as a ،ucer with extensive experience in global licensing to forge comprehensive adaptation ecosystems for some of the most renowned IP worldwide. His unique blend of creative vision and strategic a،en makes him an invaluable ،et to our portfolio of companies as the worlds of gaming, media, and sport continue to converge.

Peter Levin, Managing Director and Co-Founder of Griffin Gaming Partners

Binder has previously worked with entertainment ،nds including The Twilight Saga, The Walking Dead, Angry Birds, The Hunger Games, Pacific Rim, and Five Nights at Freddy’s. He worked as a founding partner at Striker Entertainment, where he served as Executive Producer on the Candy Crush game s،w, Creeps،w TV series, and the Five Nights at Freddy’s movie. 

Griffin Gaming Partners boasts a robust investment portfolio across the realm of games-based entertainment, including Discord, Frost Giant Studios, S،z, Spyke, and more.

“Entertainment and gaming aren’t just sectors I work in; they’re p،ions that drive me. At Griffin, my deep-seated p،ions find a perfect ec،,” Binder says. “Today’s gaming IP are not just about the games themselves but are platforms for vast, interconnected universes that offer endless opportunities for storytelling, engagement, franchise building, and monetization. I look forward to contributing to a firm that is not just parti،ting in the evolving conversation but actively shaping the direction of di،al entertainment.”