Mike Hayes

Investment Director, Head of Digital & Digital Entertainment


Mike is the Head of the Digital & Digital Entertainment sector, with over 30 years' experience in this industry. His main focus is to build a portfolio of digital media including gaming, virtual reality, mixed reality, augmented reality, middleware and trading platforms. He channels his expertise and experience into building a strong digital portfolio to support and mentor innovative young businesses.

Previous experience

Mike has worked at Nintendo, Codemasters and SEGA. At multinational games company SEGA, he was CEO for Europe and America presiding over a turnover in excess of £400.0million. He was responsible for the re-birth of SEGA as a multi-platform software company, and managed the acquisition of several development studios including Sports Interactive, (maker of the Football Manager series) and Creative Assembly, (maker of the Total War series).