Hiro Capital invests in Skybound Entertainment

Date Type Companies involved Size
May 20th, 2022 investment Hiro Capital
Skybound Entertainment
Not disclosed
Hiro Capital invests in Skybound Entertainment

The Walking Dead firm Skybound Entertainment has secured an undisclosed amount in investment.

The company has landed cash from Hiro Capital and Boost VC, with Knollwood Advisory leading the round. Previous investors Com2uS and Skydance Entertainment also took part.

Furthermore, Hiro Capital – and games industry vet – Sir Ian Livingstone (pictured) has joined Skybound's board of directors.

“There is nothing more powerful than storytelling, and I’m delighted that Hiro has been able to invest in Skybound Entertainment, creators and curators of extremely compelling omniverses,” Livingstone said.

Skybound CEO David Alpert added: “Hiro’s trust in our vision will help us accelerate the evolution of existing hit franchises as well as new content for our fan base around the world."

Skybound was founded back in 2010 by The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman. In 2018, the firm set up Skybound Games, whose remit was to publish games. Back at that year's Gamescom, we caught up with the label's EMEA GM Mark Stranger to find out more.

Livingstone was knighted earlier this year for services to the games industry

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