UK-based video games retailer Green Man Gaming and Moshi Monsters development studio Mind Candy could be fast-tracked to the London Stock Exchange under a new government scheme called The Future Fifty.
First unveiled by UK chancellor George Osborne in April, the program connects "high-growth tech companies" with specialized support to lay the foundations of an initial public offering or sale. Two UK video games companies were chosen from an initial list of 25 businesses in the technology, digital, consumer goods and financial services markets.
Green Man Gaming is the online retailer headquartered in the UK, and Mind Candy is a development studio best known for creating Moshi Monsters, a hit online game.
Applications for the second round of the program are now being accepted here.