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Top 20 Media Deals for 2014

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $804,000,000 ChinaVision Media Group Alibaba Media Acquisition
2 $500,000,000 Maker Studios The Walt Disney Company Media Acquisition
3 $200,000,000 Pinterest Consortium Media Investment
4 $200,000,000 Mogujie Consortium Media Investment
5 $160,000,000 Automattic Consortium Media Investment
6 $80,000,000 Quora Consortium Media Investment
7 $54,000,000 Doximity Consortium Media Investment
8 $50,000,000 Buzzfeed Andreessen Horowitz Media Investment
9 $40,000,000 Imgur Andreessen Horowitz, Reddit Media Investment
10 $40,000,000 Hungama Bessemer Venture Partners, Intel Capital Media Investment
11 $40,000,000 Genius Dan Gilbert, Andreessen Horowitz Media Investment
12 $40,000,000 Pheed Mobli Media Acquisition
13 $36,000,000 SmartNews Gree Media Investment
14 $34,000,000 Aereo Himalaya Capital Management, Gordon Crawford Media Investment
15 $30,000,000 CPXi Business Development Corporation of America Media Investment
16 $30,000,000 Rong360 Sequoia Capital China Media Investment
17 $25,000,000 Path Consortium Media Investment
18 $25,000,000 Trustpilot Consortium Media Investment
19 $25,000,000 Tastemade Consortium Media Investment
20 $25,000,000 Zealot Consortium Media Investment

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) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $804,000,000 ChinaVision Media Group Alibaba Media Acquisition
2 $500,000,000 Maker Studios The Walt Disney Company Media Acquisition
3 $200,000,000 Pinterest Consortium Media Investment
4 $200,000,000 Mogujie Consortium Media Investment
5 $160,000,000 Automattic Consortium Media Investment
6 $80,000,000 Quora Consortium Media Investment
7 $54,000,000 Doximity Consortium Media Investment
8 $50,000,000 Buzzfeed Andreessen Horowitz Media Investment
9 $40,000,000 Imgur Andreessen Horowitz, Reddit Media Investment
10 $40,000,000 Genius Dan Gilbert, Andreessen Horowitz Media Investment
11 $40,000,000 Hungama Bessemer Venture Partners, Intel Capital Media Investment
12 $36,000,000 SmartNews Gree Media Investment
13 $34,000,000 Aereo Himalaya Capital Management, Gordon Crawford Media Investment
14 $30,000,000 CPXi Business Development Corporation of America Media Investment
15 $30,000,000 Rong360 Sequoia Capital China Media Investment
16 $25,000,000 Path Consortium Media Investment
17 $25,000,000 Tastemade Consortium Media Investment
18 $25,000,000 Zealot Consortium Media Investment
19 $25,000,000 Trustpilot Consortium Media Investment
20 $22,000,000 Zhihu SAIF Media Investment

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) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $1,000,000,000 Twitch Google Media Acquisition
2 $804,000,000 ChinaVision Media Group Alibaba Media Acquisition
3 $500,000,000 Maker Studios The Walt Disney Company Media Acquisition
4 $200,000,000 Pinterest Consortium Media Investment
5 $200,000,000 Mogujie Consortium Media Investment
6 $160,000,000 Automattic Consortium Media Investment
7 $80,000,000 Quora Consortium Media Investment
8 $54,000,000 Doximity Consortium Media Investment
9 $40,000,000 Imgur Andreessen Horowitz, Reddit Media Investment
10 $40,000,000 Hungama Bessemer Venture Partners, Intel Capital Media Investment
11 $40,000,000 Genius Dan Gilbert, Andreessen Horowitz Media Investment
12 $34,000,000 Aereo Himalaya Capital Management, Gordon Crawford Media Investment
13 $30,000,000 CPXi Business Development Corporation of America Media Investment
14 $30,000,000 Rong360 Sequoia Capital China Media Investment
15 $25,000,000 Path Consortium Media Investment
16 $25,000,000 Trustpilot Consortium Media Investment
17 $25,000,000 Tastemade Consortium Media Investment
18 $22,000,000 Zhihu SAIF Media Investment
19 $20,000,000 117go Softbank China Venture Capital Media Investment
20 $20,000,000 Light Chaser Animation Studios Consortium Media Investment

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 2014

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $804,000,000 ChinaVision Media Group Alibaba Media Acquisition
2 $500,000,000 Maker Studios The Walt Disney Company Media Acquisition
3 $200,000,000 Pinterest Consortium Media Investment
4 $200,000,000 Mogujie Consortium Media Investment
5 $160,000,000 Automattic Consortium Media Investment
6 $80,000,000 Quora Consortium Media Investment
7 $54,000,000 Doximity Consortium Media Investment
8 $40,000,000 Imgur Andreessen Horowitz, Reddit Media Investment
9 $34,000,000 Aereo Himalaya Capital Management, Gordon Crawford Media Investment
10 $30,000,000 CPXi Business Development Corporation of America Media Investment
11 $25,000,000 Path Consortium Media Investment
12 $25,000,000 Trustpilot Consortium Media Investment
13 $25,000,000 Tastemade Consortium Media Investment
14 $22,000,000 Zhihu SAIF Media Investment
15 $20,000,000 117go Softbank China Venture Capital Media Investment
16 $20,000,000 Light Chaser Animation Studios Consortium Media Investment
17 $18,000,000 FTBpro Consortium Media Investment
18 $16,000,000 Banjo Consortium Media Investment
19 $15,000,000 Mode Media Undisclosed Media Investment
20 $14,500,000 Wanderful Media Consortium Media Investment

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)