Top 20 Media Deals for 2013

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $1,100,000,000 Tumblr Yahoo Media Acquisition
2 $586,000,000 Sina Weibo Alibaba Media Investment
3 $200,000,000 Pinterest Consortium Media Investment
4 $60,000,000 Daisy by Beats Electronics Consortium Media Investment
5 $57,000,000 Qunar Consortium Media Investment
6 $40,000,000 TheBlaze Undisclosed Media Investment
7 $33,000,000 AwesomenessTV DreamWorks Animation SKG Media Investment
8 $30,000,000 Science Hearst Ventures Media Investment
9 $25,000,000 TuneIn Consortium Media Investment
10 $21,600,000 Nextdoor Consortium Media Investment
11 $20,000,000 ResearchGATE Undisclosed Media Investment
12 $20,000,000 Says.com Catcha Media Media Acquisition
13 $19,300,000 BuzzFeed Consortium Media Investment
14 $15,000,000 NewsCred Consortium Media Investment
15 $15,000,000 SpinMedia Undisclosed Media Investment
16 $14,000,000 ChaCha Consortium Media Investment
17 $13,000,000 Imo.im Georges Harik Media Investment
18 $12,300,000 Kununu XING Media Acquisition
19 $11,300,000 Music Mastermind Intel Capital, Liberty Global Media Investment
20 $11,000,000 FindTheBest Consortium Media Investment

More information

  1. Confirmed: Yahoo! Acquires Tumblr for $1.1BN (FinSMEs)
  2. Sina Weibo, China’s Equivalent of Facebook and Twitter, Gets $586M Investment From Alibaba (Techcrunch)
  3. Pinterest Raises $200M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  4. Streaming Music Service ‘Daisy’ Raises $60 Million, Spins Out Of Beats Electronics As Standalone Firm (TechCrunch)
  5. Baidu, Hillhouse & GGV Reportedly Invest $57M In Qunar As The Chinese Travel Site Weathers A Boycott (Techcrunch)
  6. Filing Says Glenn Beck’s Network TheBlaze Is Raising $40M (TechCrunch)
  7. DreamWorks Animation SKG Acquires AwesomenessTV for $33,000,000 (Xconomy)
  8. Science Inc. Gets $30M From Hearst (Socal Tech)
  9. TuneIn Raises $25M Round Led By IVP, Already Surpassed 1B Listening Hours This Year (Techcrunch)
  10. Nextdoor Closes $21.6 Million In New Series B Funding To Take Its Neighborhood-Focused Social Network Global (Techcrunch)
  11. ResearchGATE Lands $20,000,002 New Financing (Xconomy)
  12. Catcha Media and Says.com Confirm $20 Million Merger, Aim To Dominate Digital Advertising in Malaysia (Tech in Asia)
  13. Social Publishing FTW: With 40M Users, Jonah Peretti’s BuzzFeed Raises Another $19.3M Led By NEA (TechCrunch)
  14. NewsCred Raises $15M (FinSMEs)
  15. TOLDJA™: BuzzMedia rebrands as SpinMedia, announces $15 million in further funding (Pando Daily)
  16. With 2B Questions Answered, Q&A Vet ChaCha Gets Another $14M To Be The Quora For The Common Man [Video] (Techcrunch)
  17. Cross-Platform Messaging App Imo.im Raises $13M, Wants You To Meet New People By Broadcasting Yourself (Techcrunch)
  18. LinkedIn Competitor XING Buys Glassdoor-like Startup Kununu For $12.3M, But Will It Fare Well? (TechCrunch)
  19. Music Mastermind Nabs $11.3M As It Launches Music Creation App (SoCal Tech)
  20. Data-Driven Comparison Shopping Platform FindTheBest Raises $11M From New World, Kleiner Perkins And Others (TechCrunch)
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