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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 $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)

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 $160,000,000 Automattic Consortium Media Investment
5 $80,000,000 Quora Consortium Media Investment
6 $54,000,000 Doximity Consortium Media Investment
7 $40,000,000 Imgur Andreessen Horowitz, Reddit Media Investment
8 $34,000,000 Aereo Himalaya Capital Management, Gordon Crawford Media Investment
9 $30,000,000 CPXi Business Development Corporation of America Media Investment
10 $25,000,000 Path Consortium Media Investment
11 $25,000,000 Trustpilot Consortium Media Investment
12 $20,000,000 117go Softbank China Venture Capital Media Investment
13 $18,000,000 FTBpro Consortium Media Investment
14 $16,000,000 Banjo Consortium Media Investment
15 $15,000,000 Mode Media Undisclosed Media Investment
16 $14,500,000 Wanderful Media Consortium Media Investment
17 $13,000,000 Mashable Consortium Media Investment
18 $12,000,000 Business Insider Jeff Bezos Media Investment
19 $10,000,000 Aviasales iTech Capital Media Investment
20 $10,000,000 PolicyMic 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. Automattic Raises $160M in Series C Funding (FinSMEs)
  5. Quora collects $80 million in funding (CNET)
  6. Doximity Closes $54M Series C Financing (FinSMEs)
  7. Imgur, the startup that doesn’t need funding, closes $40M from Reddit & Andreessen Horowitz (VentureBeat)
  8. Aereo Raises $34 Million in Funding to Expand Online-TV Service (Bloomberg)
  9. CPXi Closes $30M Funding (FinSMEs)
  10. Path Closes $25M Series C Funding Round (FinSMEs)
  11. Trustpilot Raises $25M in Series C Financing (FinSMEs)
  12. China online travel journal service 117go raises $20 million (TNOOZ)
  13. FTBpro Closes $18M Funding (FinSMEs)
  14. Banjo Raises $16M in Series B Financing (FinSMEs)
  15. Before Rebranding As Mode Media, Glam Raised An Additional $15M (TechCrunch)
  16. Wanderful Media Raises $14.5M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  17. Mashable Raises $13M In Its First Outside Funding (TechCrunch)
  18. Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos Puts More Money Into Business Insider (The Wall Street Journal)
  19. Travel metasearch engine Aviasales secures $10M from iTech Capital (Venture Beat)
  20. PolicyMic Closes $10M Series A 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 $80,000,000 Quora Consortium Media Investment
4 $54,000,000 Doximity Consortium Media Investment
5 $40,000,000 Imgur Andreessen Horowitz, Reddit Media Investment
6 $34,000,000 Aereo Himalaya Capital Management, Gordon Crawford Media Investment
7 $30,000,000 CPXi Business Development Corporation of America Media Investment
8 $25,000,000 Path Consortium Media Investment
9 $25,000,000 Trustpilot Consortium Media Investment
10 $20,000,000 117go Softbank China Venture Capital Media Investment
11 $18,000,000 FTBpro Consortium Media Investment
12 $16,000,000 Banjo Consortium Media Investment
13 $15,000,000 Mode Media Undisclosed Media Investment
14 $14,500,000 Wanderful Media Consortium Media Investment
15 $13,000,000 Mashable Consortium Media Investment
16 $12,000,000 Business Insider Jeff Bezos Media Investment
17 $10,000,000 Aviasales iTech Capital Media Investment
18 $10,000,000 PolicyMic Consortium Media Investment
19 $9,300,000 Brigade Media Sean Parker Media Investment
20 $8,500,000 Hubub Undisclosed 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. Quora collects $80 million in funding (CNET)
  4. Doximity Closes $54M Series C Financing (FinSMEs)
  5. Imgur, the startup that doesn’t need funding, closes $40M from Reddit & Andreessen Horowitz (VentureBeat)
  6. Aereo Raises $34 Million in Funding to Expand Online-TV Service (Bloomberg)
  7. CPXi Closes $30M Funding (FinSMEs)
  8. Path Closes $25M Series C Funding Round (FinSMEs)
  9. Trustpilot Raises $25M in Series C Financing (FinSMEs)
  10. China online travel journal service 117go raises $20 million (TNOOZ)
  11. FTBpro Closes $18M Funding (FinSMEs)
  12. Banjo Raises $16M in Series B Financing (FinSMEs)
  13. Before Rebranding As Mode Media, Glam Raised An Additional $15M (TechCrunch)
  14. Wanderful Media Raises $14.5M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  15. Mashable Raises $13M In Its First Outside Funding (TechCrunch)
  16. Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos Puts More Money Into Business Insider (The Wall Street Journal)
  17. Travel metasearch engine Aviasales secures $10M from iTech Capital (Venture Beat)
  18. PolicyMic Closes $10M Series A Funding (FinSMEs)
  19. Startup Brigade Media raised USD9.3 million (Venture Capital Post)
  20. Hubub Raises $8.5M To Be The New Home For Conversations On The Web (TechCrunch)