BIZ DEV, CONSULTANT & INDIE HYPE MAN
Richie de Wit is a consultant and founder of Bear Knuckle. An inclusive business development consultancy that helps experienced and up-and-coming game developers who self-publish their games to make a living by supporting them with business development, strategic planning, partner management, and sales.
In 2017, Richie started his career at Dutch Game Garden, where he aided game studios in pitching their projects to publishers and investors and led the charge to transform the local indie showcase event into an international three-dimensional business event to provide (Dutch) developers with easier access to funding, business opportunities, and knowledge.
From 2020 until the end of 2022, Richie worked as Business Developer at boutique game business consultancy Robot Teddy. By handling business development, sales, release management, strategy, and everything in between, Richie created meaningful opportunities, relationships, and considerable uplift for upcoming and established titles. Games he worked on include Among Us, Gang Beasts, WHAT THE GOLF?, WHAT THE BAT? Vampire Survivors, Clone Drone in the Danger Zone, the Last Clockwinder, and more.
Since 2023, Richie has also worked with Raw Fury as a Partner Account Manager, driving strategy and sales opportunities for titles in the portfolio and building, maintaining, and fostering relationships with third-party partners, platforms, and storefronts.
Richie enjoys public speaking and has done so at GDC, Reboot Develop, and other events. He offers free consultations for developers who identify as people from underrepresented backgrounds and does volunteer work.