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Top Media Deals for January 2015

Deal No.Amount Paid (USD)CompanyInvestor/BuyerSectorDeal Type
1$186,000,000lynda.com ConsortiumMediaInvestment
2$37,000,000WelltokConsortiumMediaInvestment
3$30,000,000ShazamDN Capital, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & ByersMediaInvestment
4$28,000,000The Whistle Sports NetworkConsortiumMediaInvestment
5$25,000,000Business Insider Axel Springer Digital VenturesMediaInvestment
6$17,000,000GiphyConsortiumMediaInvestment
7$17,000,000MashableConsortiumMediaInvestment
8$2,700,000Anews ConsortiumMediaInvestment
9$1,600,000Car Throttle ConsortiumMediaInvestment
10$1,600,000fuboTVUndisclosedMediaInvestment
11$1,200,000Culinary AgentsUndisclosedMediaInvestment
12$1,000,000CuriyoConsortiumMediaInvestment
13$1,000,000TipdOff ConsortiumMediaInvestment
14UndisclosedNimbleTVSynacorMediaAcquisition

More information

  1. lynda.com Receives $186M Investment (FinSMEs)
  2. Welltok Closes $37M Series D Funding (FinSMEs)
  3. Shazam Scoops Up $30M To Expand Partnerships, Now Valued At $1BN+ (TechCrunch)
  4. The Whistle Sports Network Raises $28M in Series B Financing (FinSMEs)
  5. Business Insider Raises $25M in Venture Capital Funding (FinSMEs)
  6. Giphy Raises $17M in Series B Financing (FinSMEs)
  7. Mashable Raises $17M in Series B Funding (FinSMEs)
  8. Anews Raises $2.7M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  9. Car Throttle Raises $1.6M in Seed Funding (FinSMEs)
  10. fuboTV Closes $1.6M Round of Funding (FinSMEs)
  11. Culinary Agents raises funding (SEC.GOV)
  12. Content Discovery Platform Curiyo Raises A Million To Help Online Publishers Increase Visitors’ Time On Site (TechCrunch)
  13. TipdOff Secures more than $1M in Angel Funding (FinSMEs)
  14. Synacor Acquires NimbleTV, Startup That Streamed Live TV Online (Variety)

Top 20 Media Deals for December 2014

Deal No.Amount Paid (USD)CompanyInvestor/BuyerSectorDeal Type
1$804,000,000ChinaVision Media GroupAlibabaMediaAcquisition
2$500,000,000Maker StudiosThe Walt Disney CompanyMediaAcquisition
3$200,000,000MogujieConsortiumMediaInvestment
4$200,000,000PinterestConsortiumMediaInvestment
5$160,000,000AutomatticConsortiumMediaInvestment
6$80,000,000QuoraConsortiumMediaInvestment
7$54,000,000Doximity ConsortiumMediaInvestment
8$50,000,000Nerd CorpsDHX MediaMediaAcquisition
9$50,000,000Reddit ConsortiumMediaInvestment
10$50,000,000BuzzfeedAndreessen HorowitzMediaInvestment
11$40,000,000PheedMobliMediaAcquisition
12$40,000,000GeniusDan Gilbert, Andreessen HorowitzMediaInvestment
13$40,000,000HungamaBessemer Venture Partners, Intel CapitalMediaInvestment
14$40,000,000Imgur Andreessen Horowitz, RedditMediaInvestment
15$39,000,000Answers Corp. UndisclosedMediaInvestment
16$36,000,000SmartNewsGreeMediaInvestment
17$34,000,000AereoHimalaya Capital Management, Gordon CrawfordMediaInvestment
18$30,000,000Rong360Sequoia Capital ChinaMediaInvestment
19$30,000,000CPXiBusiness Development Corporation of AmericaMediaInvestment
20$25,000,000Change.org ConsortiumMediaInvestment

More information

  1. Alibaba Pays $804M To Take Majority Stake In TV And Movie Producer ChinaVision (TechCrunch)
  2. It’s Official: Disney Acquires Maker Studios For At Least $500M (TechCrunch)
  3. Social Shopping Platform Mogujie Raises $200 million Funding at a Valuation of $1 billion (TechNode)
  4. Social bulletin board Pinterest raises $200M with a $5B valuation (updated) (VentureBeat)
  5. Automattic Raises $160M in Series C Funding (FinSMEs)
  6. Quora collects $80 million in funding (CNET)
  7. Doximity Closes $54M Series C Financing (FinSMEs)
  8. DHX Media to buy Nerd Corp for about $50 million (Reuters)
  9. Reddit Plans Its Own Cryptocurrency To Give Back To Its Users After $50 Million Raise (TechCrunch)
  10. Hope you’re having a good weekend. BuzzFeed certainly is, with $50M in A16Z money (Venture Beat)
  11. Launch To Exit In 18 Months: Pheed Acquired For $40M (FinSMEs)
  12. Rap Genius Raises $40M, Changes Name To Genius, Launches Embeddable Annotations (TechCrunch)
  13. Hungama raises $40M led by Bessemer Venture Partners (VC Circle)
  14. Imgur, the startup that doesn’t need funding, closes $40M from Reddit & Andreessen Horowitz (VentureBeat)
  15. Answers Corp. group raises $39 million for new fund (St.Louis Biz Journal)
  16. Gree leads $36M investment in Japan’s SmartNews (Tech In Asia)
  17. Aereo Raises $34 Million in Funding to Expand Online-TV Service (Bloomberg)
  18. Sequoia Leads Investment in Rongo360’s Series B Financing (Asia) (EMPEA)
  19. CPXi Closes $30M Funding (FinSMEs)
  20. Change.org Closes $25M Series C Funding (FinSMEs)

Top 20 Media Deals for November 2014

Deal No.Amount Paid (USD)CompanyInvestor/BuyerSectorDeal Type
1$804,000,000ChinaVision Media GroupAlibabaMediaAcquisition
2$500,000,000Maker StudiosThe Walt Disney CompanyMediaAcquisition
3$200,000,000PinterestConsortiumMediaInvestment
4$200,000,000MogujieConsortiumMediaInvestment
5$160,000,000AutomatticConsortiumMediaInvestment
6$80,000,000QuoraConsortiumMediaInvestment
7$54,000,000Doximity ConsortiumMediaInvestment
8$50,000,000BuzzfeedAndreessen HorowitzMediaInvestment
9$50,000,000Reddit ConsortiumMediaInvestment
10$40,000,000Imgur Andreessen Horowitz, RedditMediaInvestment
11$40,000,000HungamaBessemer Venture Partners, Intel CapitalMediaInvestment
12$40,000,000GeniusDan Gilbert, Andreessen HorowitzMediaInvestment
13$40,000,000PheedMobliMediaAcquisition
14$39,000,000Answers Corp. UndisclosedMediaInvestment
15$36,000,000SmartNewsGreeMediaInvestment
16$34,000,000AereoHimalaya Capital Management, Gordon CrawfordMediaInvestment
17$30,000,000CPXiBusiness Development Corporation of AmericaMediaInvestment
18$30,000,000Rong360Sequoia Capital ChinaMediaInvestment
19$25,000,000PathConsortiumMediaInvestment
20$25,000,000TrustpilotConsortiumMediaInvestment

More information

  1. Alibaba Pays $804M To Take Majority Stake In TV And Movie Producer ChinaVision (TechCrunch)
  2. It’s Official: Disney Acquires Maker Studios For At Least $500M (TechCrunch)
  3. Social bulletin board Pinterest raises $200M with a $5B valuation (updated) (VentureBeat)
  4. Social Shopping Platform Mogujie Raises $200 million Funding at a Valuation of $1 billion (TechNode)
  5. Automattic Raises $160M in Series C Funding (FinSMEs)
  6. Quora collects $80 million in funding (CNET)
  7. Doximity Closes $54M Series C Financing (FinSMEs)
  8. Hope you’re having a good weekend. BuzzFeed certainly is, with $50M in A16Z money (Venture Beat)
  9. Reddit Plans Its Own Cryptocurrency To Give Back To Its Users After $50 Million Raise (TechCrunch)
  10. Imgur, the startup that doesn’t need funding, closes $40M from Reddit & Andreessen Horowitz (VentureBeat)
  11. Hungama raises $40M led by Bessemer Venture Partners (VC Circle)
  12. Rap Genius Raises $40M, Changes Name To Genius, Launches Embeddable Annotations (TechCrunch)
  13. Launch To Exit In 18 Months: Pheed Acquired For $40M (FinSMEs)
  14. Answers Corp. group raises $39 million for new fund (St.Louis Biz Journal)
  15. Gree leads $36M investment in Japan’s SmartNews (Tech In Asia)
  16. Aereo Raises $34 Million in Funding to Expand Online-TV Service (Bloomberg)
  17. CPXi Closes $30M Funding (FinSMEs)
  18. Sequoia Leads Investment in Rongo360’s Series B Financing (Asia) (EMPEA)
  19. Path Closes $25M Series C Funding Round (FinSMEs)
  20. Trustpilot Raises $25M in Series C Financing (FinSMEs)

Top 20 Media Deals for October 2014

Deal No.Amount Paid (USD)CompanyInvestor/BuyerSectorDeal Type
1$804,000,000ChinaVision Media GroupAlibabaMediaAcquisition
2$500,000,000Maker StudiosThe Walt Disney CompanyMediaAcquisition
3$200,000,000PinterestConsortiumMediaInvestment
4$200,000,000MogujieConsortiumMediaInvestment
5$160,000,000AutomatticConsortiumMediaInvestment
6$80,000,000QuoraConsortiumMediaInvestment
7$54,000,000Doximity ConsortiumMediaInvestment
8$50,000,000BuzzfeedAndreessen HorowitzMediaInvestment
9$50,000,000Reddit ConsortiumMediaInvestment
10$40,000,000Imgur Andreessen Horowitz, RedditMediaInvestment
11$40,000,000HungamaBessemer Venture Partners, Intel CapitalMediaInvestment
12$40,000,000GeniusDan Gilbert, Andreessen HorowitzMediaInvestment
13$40,000,000PheedMobliMediaAcquisition
14$39,000,000Answers Corp. UndisclosedMediaInvestment
15$36,000,000SmartNewsGreeMediaInvestment
16$34,000,000AereoHimalaya Capital Management, Gordon CrawfordMediaInvestment
17$30,000,000CPXiBusiness Development Corporation of AmericaMediaInvestment
18$30,000,000Rong360Sequoia Capital ChinaMediaInvestment
19$25,000,000PathConsortiumMediaInvestment
20$25,000,000TrustpilotConsortiumMediaInvestment

More information

  1. Alibaba Pays $804M To Take Majority Stake In TV And Movie Producer ChinaVision (TechCrunch)
  2. It’s Official: Disney Acquires Maker Studios For At Least $500M (TechCrunch)
  3. Social bulletin board Pinterest raises $200M with a $5B valuation (updated) (VentureBeat)
  4. Social Shopping Platform Mogujie Raises $200 million Funding at a Valuation of $1 billion (TechNode)
  5. Automattic Raises $160M in Series C Funding (FinSMEs)
  6. Quora collects $80 million in funding (CNET)
  7. Doximity Closes $54M Series C Financing (FinSMEs)
  8. Hope you’re having a good weekend. BuzzFeed certainly is, with $50M in A16Z money (Venture Beat)
  9. Reddit Plans Its Own Cryptocurrency To Give Back To Its Users After $50 Million Raise (TechCrunch)
  10. Imgur, the startup that doesn’t need funding, closes $40M from Reddit & Andreessen Horowitz (VentureBeat)
  11. Hungama raises $40M led by Bessemer Venture Partners (VC Circle)
  12. Rap Genius Raises $40M, Changes Name To Genius, Launches Embeddable Annotations (TechCrunch)
  13. Launch To Exit In 18 Months: Pheed Acquired For $40M (FinSMEs)
  14. Answers Corp. group raises $39 million for new fund (St.Louis Biz Journal)
  15. Gree leads $36M investment in Japan’s SmartNews (Tech In Asia)
  16. Aereo Raises $34 Million in Funding to Expand Online-TV Service (Bloomberg)
  17. CPXi Closes $30M Funding (FinSMEs)
  18. Sequoia Leads Investment in Rongo360’s Series B Financing (Asia) (EMPEA)
  19. Path Closes $25M Series C Funding Round (FinSMEs)
  20. Trustpilot Raises $25M in Series C Financing (FinSMEs)