Yair Landau, former Sony Pictures Entertainment vice chairman, has been named a partner in venture capital firm MK Capital.
Under Landau’s direction MK Capital, which has a focus on the digital media sector, will pursue investment opportunities with particular emphasis in the digital media, digital production and gaming categories.
Landau joins partner Mark Terbeek in the Los Angeles office of MK Capital.
“The expansion of our L.A. office and addition of Yair to the MK Capital team mark two very exciting milestones for the Firm,” Mark Koulogeorge, MK Capital’s managing general partner, said in a statement.
“We’re committed to building growth with innovative digital entrepreneurs,” Terbeek said. “Expanding our L.A. presence with Yair’s deep gaming and digital media operating expertise allows us to take that directive to the next level.”
Landau was vice chairman of Sony Pictures Entertainment and president of Sony Pictures Digital, which he formed in 1999 and which consisted of Sony Pictures Imageworks, Sony Pictures Animation and Sony Online Entertainment. As head of corporate development for Sony Pictures, he secured the underlying rights to the "Spider-Man" franchise and launched Movielink, the five-studio movie download service.
Landau also is president and founder of Mass Animation, a leading online animation studio collaboratively producing entertaining digital content.