Media Enterprises invests in high growth potential businesses within the international content business. Our team has more than 100 years combined experience in buidling market-leading brands in the sector.

Our Investments

Our Team

David Jenkinson

Partner | Studio21

With more than 25 years’ experience in the international entertainment business, Jenkinson leads Studio21’s mission to discover, develop and connect fresh writing talent with the global content business.

An award-winning journalist, he has written extensively on the people, shows, channels, companies and creative strategies that make the worldwide commissioning, acquisition, production, distribution and broadcast sectors work.

As founder of C21Media he runs a portfolio of market-leading brands, including Channel 21;; Content London, LA, Nigeria, China and Canada; FutureMedia; Drama Quarterly and a variety of associated products and services.

He is also chief executive of C21Media Enterprises, an investment company which backs high-growth-potential businesses in the content industry. Investments to date include Rose d’Or, Content Academy, Writers Room and Blonde Mamba.

He is a passionate about story, and a voracious consumer of the best the content business has to offer.

Mark Rowland

Partner | Studio21 

Mark is an experienced executive producer and media entrepreneur, who has successfully combined senior roles in TV and media investment with innovation in unscripted TV, launching global TV formats including Supernanny, Robot Wars and Paradise Hotel.

He is currently chair, C21Media; director, Rose d’Or Awards and vice-chair, Media for Greensill Capital.

Mark started his career as a producer in BBC News, before joining Mentorn and subsequently launching its international production and distribution business.

Ravi Ruparel

Partner | Studio21

Ravi is a Chartered Accountant and creative who has specialized in high growth and inventive businesses, principally in media, marketing, and technology. He has developed several games and tools for creative invention and has advised global brands and agencies on their creative strategies.

Ravi started his career in the city and has since worked across the world at KPMG, Shore Capital Plc, and Possible, a WPP company. He currently advises C21 Media, manages Platform Worldwide, and is a School Governor responsible for technology.

Ravi’s recent adventures include a 360° live streaming project for the Vodafone Foundation, which involved broadcasting a live tour of the National Gallery to schoolchildren in Kakuma, Kenya, as well a producing a series of international art projects to raise awareness for diabetes, heart failure, and degenerative brain diseases. He holds a number of patents and design rights for a range of educational toys and games.