London’s Rooks Nest Ventures is a new early-stage fund to bridge media, entertainment, and tech


London has a new VC in town. Officially launching today, having already made a number of investments, is Rooks Nest Ventures. The VC firm is described as an early-stage, evergreen fund targeting tech startups that are innovating in and around content, along with companies creating “highly licensable intellectual property”. Its founder is investor and film producer Michael Sackler, producer of indie hit films like The Witch and Obvious Child. He is also behind film studio Rooks Nest Entertainment.

With £28 million to invest initially, the VC firm has already backed Doodle Productions (creator of the international hit animated series Messy Goes To Okido), Disruptor Beam (creator of popular mobile games such as Game of Thrones Ascent and Star Trek Timelines), PunchDrunk (immersive…

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