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Skybound Entertainment, the creator of The Walking Dead franchise built by Robert Kirkman, has raised a new round of funding.
The amount wasn’t disclosed. Knollwood Advisory led the round, with participation from Hiro Capital, Boost VC, and follow-on participation from Com2uS and Skydance Entertainment. Skybound Entertainment is home to acclaimed franchises including The Walking Dead, Invincible, and Impact Winter.
“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. As someone that has killed countless zombies in tabletop and videogames over the years, I feel like Robert and I are kindred spirits,” said Ian Livingstone, cofounding partner of Hiro Capital, in a statement.
Livingstone, who was recently knighted, is one of the founding fathers of games in the United Kingdom. He cofounded Games Workshop in 1975 and launched Dungeons & Dragons in Europe. He created the Fighting Fantasy game books in 1982, and those have sold more than 17 million copies to date. He also played a pivotal role at Eidos and the creation of the Tomb Raider franchise.
Skybound brings together creators across its multi-faceted business, including comics, interactive games, audio, film and television (traditional and digital platforms), licensing, and merchandising. Skybound has successfully franc...