Build A Rocket Boy completes $110 million Series D funding round

The funds will be vital in the launch of Everywhere, MindsEye, and Arcadia.

Build A Rocket Boy is an independent game developer and publisher headquartered in Edinburgh, Scotland, with operations in Budapest, Hungary, and France. The company has successfully concluded a Series D fundraising round, securing over $110 million in capital. 

The funding will play a pivotal role in facilitating the launch of the company’s three critical products: the immersive gaming and entertainment open-world platform Everywhere, the AAA game series MindsEye, and a suite of user-friendly UGC design tools known as Arcadia.

Led by RedBird Capital Partners, a private investment firm renowned for its strategic investments in media, entertainment, sports, and experiential consumer ecosystems, the funding round saw the active participation of a diverse group of investors. Julia Wittlin, a Partner at RedBird Capital, will assume a position on Build A Rocket Boy’s board of directors. Noteworthy contributors include Galaxy Interactive, NetEase Games, Endeavor, Alignment Growth, Woodline Partners LP, GTAM Partners, and others.

Leslie Benzies, Founder and Chairman of Build A Rocket Boy, said:

“We are excited to partner with RedBird and our other investors to help us launch Everywhere, MindsEye, and what we believe will be game-changing UGC design tools in Arcadia. RedBird’s expertise in building successful entertainment and media platforms will be invaluable and make them a perfect partner. I started Build A Rocket Boy so that I could continue to share the stories I love with players and give them a place to create and share. We believe in a future where game creation is put in the hands of the players, and we will empower them with the tools to help shape this vision with us.”

Leading RedBird Capital’s emerging growth investing strategy, Julia Wittlin, acknowledged the collaboration with Build A Rocket Boy. She stated RedBird’s pleasure in supporting exceptional talent like Leslie and the entire Build A Rocket Boy team as they endeavor to establish a genre-defining game studio and entertainment platform. Wittlin pointed to RedBird’s diverse investment portfolio in media, entertainment, sports, and experiential consumer sectors, providing a unique perspective on the game industry and its convergence with other forms of interactive entertainment.

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