Top 20 Media Deals for 2013

Deal No.Amount Paid (USD)CompanyInvestor/BuyerSectorDeal Type
2$586,000,000Sina WeiboAlibabaMediaInvestment
5$60,000,000Daisy by Beats ElectronicsConsortiumMediaInvestment
9$33,000,000AwesomenessTVDreamWorks Animation SKGMediaInvestment
10$30,000,000ScienceHearst VenturesMediaInvestment
14$20,000,000Says.comCatcha MediaMediaAcquisition
19$13,000,000Imo.imGeorges HarikMediaInvestment
20$13,000,000Planet LabsConsortiumMediaInvestment

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  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. iSelect raises A$215m in its ASX IPO at 24.5*CY13 NPAT, but drops 15.7% on Day 1 (Australian Technology Transactions)
  4. Pinterest Raises $200M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  5. Streaming Music Service ‘Daisy’ Raises $60 Million, Spins Out Of Beats Electronics As Standalone Firm (TechCrunch)
  6. Baidu, Hillhouse & GGV Reportedly Invest $57M In Qunar As The Chinese Travel Site Weathers A Boycott (Techcrunch)
  7. Filing Says Glenn Beck’s Network TheBlaze Is Raising $40M (TechCrunch)
  8. Bill Gates, Benchmark And More Pour $35M Into ResearchGate, The Social Network For Scientists (Techcrunch)
  9. DreamWorks Animation SKG Acquires AwesomenessTV for $33,000,000 (Xconomy)
  10. Science Inc. Gets $30M From Hearst (Socal Tech)
  11. TuneIn Raises $25M Round Led By IVP, Already Surpassed 1B Listening Hours This Year (Techcrunch)
  12. Nextdoor Closes $21.6 Million In New Series B Funding To Take Its Neighborhood-Focused Social Network Global (Techcrunch)
  13. ResearchGATE Lands $20,000,002 New Financing (Xconomy)
  14. Catcha Media and Confirm $20 Million Merger, Aim To Dominate Digital Advertising in Malaysia (Tech in Asia)
  15. Social Publishing FTW: With 40M Users, Jonah Peretti’s BuzzFeed Raises Another $19.3M Led By NEA (TechCrunch)
  16. NewsCred Raises $15M (FinSMEs)
  17. TOLDJA™: BuzzMedia rebrands as SpinMedia, announces $15 million in further funding (Pando Daily)
  18. With 2B Questions Answered, Q&A Vet ChaCha Gets Another $14M To Be The Quora For The Common Man [Video] (Techcrunch)
  19. Cross-Platform Messaging App Raises $13M, Wants You To Meet New People By Broadcasting Yourself (Techcrunch)
  20. Planet Labs Raises $13M From DFJ, OATV, Founders Fund To Build The World’s Largest Fleet Of Earth-Imaging Satellites (Techcrunch)
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