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Top 20 Media Deals for June 2015

Deal No.Amount Paid (USD)CompanyInvestor/BuyerSectorDeal Type
1$4,400,000,000AOLVerizonMediaAcquisition
2$1,500,000,000Lynda.comLinkedInMediaAcquisition
3$367,000,000PinterestUndisclosedMediaInvestment
4$186,000,000lynda.com ConsortiumMediaInvestment
5$128,000,000LeTV SportsYunfeng Capital, Wanda InvestmentMediaInvestment
6$110,000,000NextdoorConsortiumMediaInvestment
7$73,500,000TrustpilotConsortiumMediaInvestment
8$60,000,000Kobalt ConsortiumMediaInvestment
9$50,000,000Refinery29Scripps Networks Interactive, WPPMediaInvestment
10$37,000,000WelltokConsortiumMediaInvestment
11$30,000,000ShazamDN Capital, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & ByersMediaInvestment
12$30,000,000Music MessengerConsortiumMediaInvestment
13$30,000,000iFlixCatcha Group, PLDTMediaInvestment
14$28,000,000The Whistle Sports NetworkConsortiumMediaInvestment
15$25,000,000Business Insider Axel Springer Digital VenturesMediaInvestment
16$25,000,000ArtsyConsortiumMediaInvestment
17$25,000,000SharecareWellington Management Company, Trinity HealthMediaInvestment
18$23,000,000RockYouColumbia CapitalMediaInvestment
19$17,000,000MashableConsortiumMediaInvestment
20$17,000,000GiphyConsortiumMediaInvestment

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  1. Verizon Agrees to Buy AOL for $4.4 Billion (Wall Street Journal)
  2. LinkedIn to Acquire Lynda.com for $1.5BN (FinSMEs)
  3. Pinterest raises $367M at $11B valuation with a look toward international expansion (VentureBeat)
  4. lynda.com Receives $186M Investment (FinSMEs)
  5. Alibaba founder Jack Ma leads $128M investment in live-streaming sports site (Tech In Asia)
  6. Nextdoor Raises $110M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  7. Trustpilot Raises $73.5M in Series D Funding (FinSMEs)
  8. Kobalt Raises $60M in Series C Funding (FinSMEs)
  9. Refinery29 Raises $50M in Series D Venture Capital Funding (FinSMEs)
  10. Welltok Closes $37M Series D Funding (FinSMEs)
  11. Shazam Scoops Up $30M To Expand Partnerships, Now Valued At $1BN+ (TechCrunch)
  12. Music Messenger Raises $30M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  13. Video streaming startup iFlix gets US$30M funding ahead of Southeast Asia launch (Tech In Asia)
  14. The Whistle Sports Network Raises $28M in Series B Financing (FinSMEs)
  15. Business Insider Raises $25M in Venture Capital Funding (FinSMEs)
  16. Artsy Secures $25M in Series C Funding (FinSMEs)
  17. Sharecare Raises $25M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  18. RockYou Raises $23M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  19. Mashable Raises $17M in Series B Funding (FinSMEs)
  20. Giphy Raises $17M in Series B Financing (FinSMEs)

Top 20 Media Deals for May 2015

Deal No.Amount Paid (USD)CompanyInvestor/BuyerSectorDeal Type
1$4,400,000,000AOLVerizonMediaAcquisition
2$1,500,000,000Lynda.comLinkedInMediaAcquisition
3$367,000,000PinterestUndisclosedMediaInvestment
4$186,000,000lynda.com ConsortiumMediaInvestment
5$128,000,000LeTV SportsYunfeng Capital, Wanda InvestmentMediaInvestment
6$110,000,000NextdoorConsortiumMediaInvestment
7$73,500,000TrustpilotConsortiumMediaInvestment
8$60,000,000Kobalt ConsortiumMediaInvestment
9$50,000,000Refinery29Scripps Networks Interactive, WPPMediaInvestment
10$37,000,000WelltokConsortiumMediaInvestment
11$30,000,000ShazamDN Capital, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & ByersMediaInvestment
12$30,000,000Music MessengerConsortiumMediaInvestment
13$30,000,000iFlixCatcha Group, PLDTMediaInvestment
14$28,000,000The Whistle Sports NetworkConsortiumMediaInvestment
15$25,000,000Business Insider Axel Springer Digital VenturesMediaInvestment
16$25,000,000ArtsyConsortiumMediaInvestment
17$25,000,000SharecareWellington Management Company, Trinity HealthMediaInvestment
18$23,000,000RockYouColumbia CapitalMediaInvestment
19$17,000,000MashableConsortiumMediaInvestment
20$17,000,000GiphyConsortiumMediaInvestment

More information

  1. Verizon Agrees to Buy AOL for $4.4 Billion (Wall Street Journal)
  2. LinkedIn to Acquire Lynda.com for $1.5BN (FinSMEs)
  3. Pinterest raises $367M at $11B valuation with a look toward international expansion (VentureBeat)
  4. lynda.com Receives $186M Investment (FinSMEs)
  5. Alibaba founder Jack Ma leads $128M investment in live-streaming sports site (Tech In Asia)
  6. Nextdoor Raises $110M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  7. Trustpilot Raises $73.5M in Series D Funding (FinSMEs)
  8. Kobalt Raises $60M in Series C Funding (FinSMEs)
  9. Refinery29 Raises $50M in Series D Venture Capital Funding (FinSMEs)
  10. Welltok Closes $37M Series D Funding (FinSMEs)
  11. Shazam Scoops Up $30M To Expand Partnerships, Now Valued At $1BN+ (TechCrunch)
  12. Music Messenger Raises $30M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  13. Video streaming startup iFlix gets US$30M funding ahead of Southeast Asia launch (Tech In Asia)
  14. The Whistle Sports Network Raises $28M in Series B Financing (FinSMEs)
  15. Business Insider Raises $25M in Venture Capital Funding (FinSMEs)
  16. Artsy Secures $25M in Series C Funding (FinSMEs)
  17. Sharecare Raises $25M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  18. RockYou Raises $23M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  19. Mashable Raises $17M in Series B Funding (FinSMEs)
  20. Giphy Raises $17M in Series B Financing (FinSMEs)

Top 20 Media Deals for April 2015

Deal No.Amount Paid (USD)CompanyInvestor/BuyerSectorDeal Type
1$1,500,000,000Lynda.comLinkedInMediaAcquisition
2$367,000,000PinterestUndisclosedMediaInvestment
3$186,000,000lynda.com ConsortiumMediaInvestment
4$110,000,000NextdoorConsortiumMediaInvestment
5$60,000,000Kobalt ConsortiumMediaInvestment
6$50,000,000Refinery29Scripps Networks Interactive, WPPMediaInvestment
7$37,000,000WelltokConsortiumMediaInvestment
8$30,000,000iFlixCatcha Group, PLDTMediaInvestment
9$30,000,000Music MessengerConsortiumMediaInvestment
10$30,000,000ShazamDN Capital, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & ByersMediaInvestment
11$28,000,000The Whistle Sports NetworkConsortiumMediaInvestment
12$25,000,000SharecareWellington Management Company, Trinity HealthMediaInvestment
13$25,000,000ArtsyConsortiumMediaInvestment
14$25,000,000Business Insider Axel Springer Digital VenturesMediaInvestment
15$23,000,000RockYouColumbia CapitalMediaInvestment
16$17,000,000GiphyConsortiumMediaInvestment
17$17,000,000MashableConsortiumMediaInvestment
18$16,000,000PlayBuzzConsortiumMediaInvestment
19$10,500,000Applicaster Pitango Venture Capital, 83NorthMediaInvestment
20$10,000,000SmartNews ConsortiumMediaInvestment

More information

  1. LinkedIn to Acquire Lynda.com for $1.5BN (FinSMEs)
  2. Pinterest raises $367M at $11B valuation with a look toward international expansion (VentureBeat)
  3. lynda.com Receives $186M Investment (FinSMEs)
  4. Nextdoor Raises $110M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  5. Kobalt Raises $60M in Series C Funding (FinSMEs)
  6. Refinery29 Raises $50M in Series D Venture Capital Funding (FinSMEs)
  7. Welltok Closes $37M Series D Funding (FinSMEs)
  8. Video streaming startup iFlix gets US$30M funding ahead of Southeast Asia launch (Tech In Asia)
  9. Music Messenger Raises $30M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  10. Shazam Scoops Up $30M To Expand Partnerships, Now Valued At $1BN+ (TechCrunch)
  11. The Whistle Sports Network Raises $28M in Series B Financing (FinSMEs)
  12. Sharecare Raises $25M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  13. Artsy Secures $25M in Series C Funding (FinSMEs)
  14. Business Insider Raises $25M in Venture Capital Funding (FinSMEs)
  15. RockYou Raises $23M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  16. Giphy Raises $17M in Series B Financing (FinSMEs)
  17. Mashable Raises $17M in Series B Funding (FinSMEs)
  18. PlayBuzz Secures $16M in Series B Funding (FinSMEs)
  19. Second Screen TV Apps Startup Applicaster Pulls In $10.5M Series B Funding (TechCrunch)
  20. SmartNews Raises $10M in Funding (FinSMEs)

Top 20 Media Deals for March 2015

Deal No.Amount Paid (USD)CompanyInvestor/BuyerSectorDeal Type
1$367,000,000PinterestUndisclosedMediaInvestment
2$186,000,000lynda.com ConsortiumMediaInvestment
3$110,000,000NextdoorConsortiumMediaInvestment
4$60,000,000Kobalt ConsortiumMediaInvestment
5$37,000,000WelltokConsortiumMediaInvestment
6$30,000,000ShazamDN Capital, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & ByersMediaInvestment
7$28,000,000The Whistle Sports NetworkConsortiumMediaInvestment
8$25,000,000Business Insider Axel Springer Digital VenturesMediaInvestment
9$25,000,000ArtsyConsortiumMediaInvestment
10$23,000,000RockYouColumbia CapitalMediaInvestment
11$17,000,000MashableConsortiumMediaInvestment
12$17,000,000GiphyConsortiumMediaInvestment
13$16,000,000PlayBuzzConsortiumMediaInvestment
14$10,500,000Applicaster Pitango Venture Capital, 83NorthMediaInvestment
15$7,000,000CasetextConsortiumMediaInvestment
16$6,000,000Socratic ConsortiumMediaInvestment
17$4,000,000News In Shorts ConsortiumMediaInvestment
18$4,000,000ChefsFeedConsortiumMediaInvestment
19$3,900,000CinemacraftConsortiumMediaInvestment
20$3,500,000A Plus ConsortiumMediaInvestment

More information

  1. Pinterest raises $367M at $11B valuation with a look toward international expansion (VentureBeat)
  2. lynda.com Receives $186M Investment (FinSMEs)
  3. Nextdoor Raises $110M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  4. Kobalt Raises $60M in Series C Funding (FinSMEs)
  5. Welltok Closes $37M Series D Funding (FinSMEs)
  6. Shazam Scoops Up $30M To Expand Partnerships, Now Valued At $1BN+ (TechCrunch)
  7. The Whistle Sports Network Raises $28M in Series B Financing (FinSMEs)
  8. Business Insider Raises $25M in Venture Capital Funding (FinSMEs)
  9. Artsy Secures $25M in Series C Funding (FinSMEs)
  10. RockYou Raises $23M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  11. Mashable Raises $17M in Series B Funding (FinSMEs)
  12. Giphy Raises $17M in Series B Financing (FinSMEs)
  13. PlayBuzz Secures $16M in Series B Funding (FinSMEs)
  14. Second Screen TV Apps Startup Applicaster Pulls In $10.5M Series B Funding (TechCrunch)
  15. Casetext Raises $7M in Series A Funding (FinSMEs)
  16. Socratic Raises $6M in Series A Funding (FinSMEs)
  17. India’s News In Shorts Raises $4 Million Series A Round Led By Tiger Global (TechCrunch)
  18. ChefsFeed Raises $4M in Series A Funding Round (FinSMEs)
  19. Cinemacraft Raises US$3.9M in Series A Funding (FinSMEs)
  20. A Plus Raises $3.5M in VC Funding (FinSMEs)