Tenshi Consulting launches today – 6th December, 2011 – to provide consulting services to the creative industries and specialises in digital media and games. Founding Partners Ian Baverstock and Jonathan Newth (who created UK developer Kuju Entertainment) launched Tenshi Ventures in 2010, an angel investment initiative which is working on a number of projects. Ian explains the thinking behind Tenshi Consulting, “as we spoke to others in and around the investment community, it became clear that there are a lot of people interested in our industry but few who understand it. There isn’t an established consulting business focused on this space that can advise either investors, or for example, people working on government policy. From here we’ve developed the concept and are now excited to be launching a group that can serve developers, publishers and those within the industry in addition to those around it.”
Co-founder Jonathan Newth on the consultants themselves: “there are a number of individuals doing consulting work in this space but few if any that are looking to build a consulting organisation. As such we can offer experienced individuals the benefits of working in a group. And then by offering clients access to a team, we are better able to address projects that require a range of skills.”
Ed Daly joined as Managing Partner in order to drive the consulting business, he explains “We’ve got a superb core group of ten consultants and are signing up more. We can provide a range of services, including due diligence on partners, assistance raising finance, hands on production and technical help. There are details on the website. There have always been individuals that can be brought in but until now there hasn’t been an organisation with enough scale to provide a depth and breadth of expertise to clients.” Tenshi’s core team includes former CEOs and CTOs from across digital media. The initial group includes Jules Davis, Gina Fegan, Kevin Holloway, Harry Holmwood, Gina Jackson, Matt Spall & Guy Wilday.