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Top 20 Media Deals for September 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$40,000,000Imgur Andreessen Horowitz, RedditMediaInvestment
10$40,000,000HungamaBessemer Venture Partners, Intel CapitalMediaInvestment
11$40,000,000GeniusDan Gilbert, Andreessen HorowitzMediaInvestment
12$40,000,000PheedMobliMediaAcquisition
13$36,000,000SmartNewsGreeMediaInvestment
14$34,000,000AereoHimalaya Capital Management, Gordon CrawfordMediaInvestment
15$30,000,000CPXiBusiness Development Corporation of AmericaMediaInvestment
16$30,000,000Rong360Sequoia Capital ChinaMediaInvestment
17$25,000,000PathConsortiumMediaInvestment
18$25,000,000TrustpilotConsortiumMediaInvestment
19$25,000,000Tastemade ConsortiumMediaInvestment
20$25,000,000ZealotConsortiumMediaInvestment

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. Imgur, the startup that doesn’t need funding, closes $40M from Reddit & Andreessen Horowitz (VentureBeat)
  10. Hungama raises $40M led by Bessemer Venture Partners (VC Circle)
  11. Rap Genius Raises $40M, Changes Name To Genius, Launches Embeddable Annotations (TechCrunch)
  12. Launch To Exit In 18 Months: Pheed Acquired For $40M (FinSMEs)
  13. Gree leads $36M investment in Japan’s SmartNews (Tech In Asia)
  14. Aereo Raises $34 Million in Funding to Expand Online-TV Service (Bloomberg)
  15. CPXi Closes $30M Funding (FinSMEs)
  16. Sequoia Leads Investment in Rongo360’s Series B Financing (Asia) (EMPEA)
  17. Path Closes $25M Series C Funding Round (FinSMEs)
  18. Trustpilot Raises $25M in Series C Financing (FinSMEs)
  19. Tastemade Raises $25M in Series C Funding (FinSMEs)
  20. DANNY ZAPPIN’S NEW VENTURE – ZEALOT NETWORKS, INC – SECURES $25 MILLION IN FUNDING (Zealot)

Top 20 Media Deals for 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$40,000,000Imgur Andreessen Horowitz, RedditMediaInvestment
10$40,000,000GeniusDan Gilbert, Andreessen HorowitzMediaInvestment
11$40,000,000HungamaBessemer Venture Partners, Intel CapitalMediaInvestment
12$36,000,000SmartNewsGreeMediaInvestment
13$34,000,000AereoHimalaya Capital Management, Gordon CrawfordMediaInvestment
14$30,000,000CPXiBusiness Development Corporation of AmericaMediaInvestment
15$30,000,000Rong360Sequoia Capital ChinaMediaInvestment
16$25,000,000PathConsortiumMediaInvestment
17$25,000,000Tastemade ConsortiumMediaInvestment
18$25,000,000ZealotConsortiumMediaInvestment
19$25,000,000TrustpilotConsortiumMediaInvestment
20$22,000,000ZhihuSAIFMediaInvestment

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. Imgur, the startup that doesn’t need funding, closes $40M from Reddit & Andreessen Horowitz (VentureBeat)
  10. Rap Genius Raises $40M, Changes Name To Genius, Launches Embeddable Annotations (TechCrunch)
  11. Hungama raises $40M led by Bessemer Venture Partners (VC Circle)
  12. Gree leads $36M investment in Japan’s SmartNews (Tech In Asia)
  13. Aereo Raises $34 Million in Funding to Expand Online-TV Service (Bloomberg)
  14. CPXi Closes $30M Funding (FinSMEs)
  15. Sequoia Leads Investment in Rongo360’s Series B Financing (Asia) (EMPEA)
  16. Path Closes $25M Series C Funding Round (FinSMEs)
  17. Tastemade Raises $25M in Series C Funding (FinSMEs)
  18. DANNY ZAPPIN’S NEW VENTURE – ZEALOT NETWORKS, INC – SECURES $25 MILLION IN FUNDING (Zealot)
  19. Trustpilot Raises $25M in Series C Financing (FinSMEs)
  20. Quora-like Service Zhihu Raises $22mn Series B Funding Led by SAIF (TechNode)

Top 20 Media Deals for 2014

Deal No.Amount Paid (USD)CompanyInvestor/BuyerSectorDeal Type
1$1,000,000,000TwitchGoogleMediaAcquisition
2$804,000,000ChinaVision Media GroupAlibabaMediaAcquisition
3$500,000,000Maker StudiosThe Walt Disney CompanyMediaAcquisition
4$200,000,000PinterestConsortiumMediaInvestment
5$200,000,000MogujieConsortiumMediaInvestment
6$160,000,000AutomatticConsortiumMediaInvestment
7$80,000,000QuoraConsortiumMediaInvestment
8$54,000,000Doximity ConsortiumMediaInvestment
9$40,000,000Imgur Andreessen Horowitz, RedditMediaInvestment
10$40,000,000HungamaBessemer Venture Partners, Intel CapitalMediaInvestment
11$40,000,000GeniusDan Gilbert, Andreessen HorowitzMediaInvestment
12$34,000,000AereoHimalaya Capital Management, Gordon CrawfordMediaInvestment
13$30,000,000CPXiBusiness Development Corporation of AmericaMediaInvestment
14$30,000,000Rong360Sequoia Capital ChinaMediaInvestment
15$25,000,000PathConsortiumMediaInvestment
16$25,000,000TrustpilotConsortiumMediaInvestment
17$25,000,000Tastemade ConsortiumMediaInvestment
18$22,000,000ZhihuSAIFMediaInvestment
19$20,000,000117goSoftbank China Venture CapitalMediaInvestment
20$20,000,000Light Chaser Animation StudiosConsortiumMediaInvestment

More information

  1. Google’s $1 Billion Acquisition of Twitch Reportedly a Go (Mashable)
  2. Alibaba Pays $804M To Take Majority Stake In TV And Movie Producer ChinaVision (TechCrunch)
  3. It’s Official: Disney Acquires Maker Studios For At Least $500M (TechCrunch)
  4. Social bulletin board Pinterest raises $200M with a $5B valuation (updated) (VentureBeat)
  5. Social Shopping Platform Mogujie Raises $200 million Funding at a Valuation of $1 billion (TechNode)
  6. Automattic Raises $160M in Series C Funding (FinSMEs)
  7. Quora collects $80 million in funding (CNET)
  8. Doximity Closes $54M Series C Financing (FinSMEs)
  9. Imgur, the startup that doesn’t need funding, closes $40M from Reddit & Andreessen Horowitz (VentureBeat)
  10. Hungama raises $40M led by Bessemer Venture Partners (VC Circle)
  11. Rap Genius Raises $40M, Changes Name To Genius, Launches Embeddable Annotations (TechCrunch)
  12. Aereo Raises $34 Million in Funding to Expand Online-TV Service (Bloomberg)
  13. CPXi Closes $30M Funding (FinSMEs)
  14. Sequoia Leads Investment in Rongo360’s Series B Financing (Asia) (EMPEA)
  15. Path Closes $25M Series C Funding Round (FinSMEs)
  16. Trustpilot Raises $25M in Series C Financing (FinSMEs)
  17. Tastemade Raises $25M in Series C Funding (FinSMEs)
  18. Quora-like Service Zhihu Raises $22mn Series B Funding Led by SAIF (TechNode)
  19. China online travel journal service 117go raises $20 million (TNOOZ)
  20. Light Chaser Animation Studios Raises $20M in Series B Funding (FinSMEs)

Top 20 Media Deals for June 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$40,000,000Imgur Andreessen Horowitz, RedditMediaInvestment
9$34,000,000AereoHimalaya Capital Management, Gordon CrawfordMediaInvestment
10$30,000,000CPXiBusiness Development Corporation of AmericaMediaInvestment
11$25,000,000PathConsortiumMediaInvestment
12$25,000,000TrustpilotConsortiumMediaInvestment
13$25,000,000Tastemade ConsortiumMediaInvestment
14$22,000,000ZhihuSAIFMediaInvestment
15$20,000,000117goSoftbank China Venture CapitalMediaInvestment
16$20,000,000Light Chaser Animation StudiosConsortiumMediaInvestment
17$18,000,000FTBpro ConsortiumMediaInvestment
18$16,000,000BanjoConsortiumMediaInvestment
19$15,000,000Mode MediaUndisclosedMediaInvestment
20$14,500,000Wanderful Media 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 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. Imgur, the startup that doesn’t need funding, closes $40M from Reddit & Andreessen Horowitz (VentureBeat)
  9. Aereo Raises $34 Million in Funding to Expand Online-TV Service (Bloomberg)
  10. CPXi Closes $30M Funding (FinSMEs)
  11. Path Closes $25M Series C Funding Round (FinSMEs)
  12. Trustpilot Raises $25M in Series C Financing (FinSMEs)
  13. Tastemade Raises $25M in Series C Funding (FinSMEs)
  14. Quora-like Service Zhihu Raises $22mn Series B Funding Led by SAIF (TechNode)
  15. China online travel journal service 117go raises $20 million (TNOOZ)
  16. Light Chaser Animation Studios Raises $20M in Series B Funding (FinSMEs)
  17. FTBpro Closes $18M Funding (FinSMEs)
  18. Banjo Raises $16M in Series B Financing (FinSMEs)
  19. Before Rebranding As Mode Media, Glam Raised An Additional $15M (TechCrunch)
  20. Wanderful Media Raises $14.5M in Funding (FinSMEs)