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Top 20 Media Deals for April 2017

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $2,180,000,000 LeEco Sunac China Holdings Media Investment
2 $1,530,000,000 iQiyi Consortium Media Investment
3 $333,684,900 Immediate Media Co. Hubert Burda Media Media Acquisition
4 $174,000,000 Le Young Pictures Undisclosed Media Investment
5 $125,000,000 Croosing Ramot Media Investment
6 $108,000,000 NetEase Cloud Music Consortium Media Investment
7 $100,000,000 Zhihu Consortium Media Investment
8 $90,000,000 iflix Consortium Media Investment
9 $85,000,000 Quora Consortium Media Investment
10 $60,000,000 if(we) MeetMe Media Acquisition
11 $58,000,000 Chushou GGV Capital, Shunwei Capital Media Investment
12 $50,000,000 ResearchGate Consortium Media Investment
13 $40,000,000 The Players’ Tribune Undisclosed Media Investment
14 $36,000,000 Kuaikan Comic Consortium Media Investment
15 $33,000,000 LoveCrafts Consortium Media Investment
16 $27,500,000 Whistle Sports Consortium Media Investment
17 $27,000,000 DELY Consortium Media Investment
18 $25,000,000 HOOQ Consortium Media Investment
19 $21,000,000 Er Geng Consortium Media Investment
20 $21,000,000 Mic Network Consortium Media Investment

More information

  1. China’s LeEco Raises $2.18 Billion From Property Investor (Variety)
  2. Baidu’s iQiyi video service raises $1.53 billion (TechCrunch)
  3. Germany’s Hubert Burda Media buys Radio Times and other UK magazines for £270m (City A.M.)
  4. Le Young Pictures, a video firm established by LeEco founder’s wife raises US$174 million series A (Next Unicorn)
  5. The Isreali startup Croosing raised $125 million to upgrade our links (Geektime)
  6. NetEase Cloud Music becomes unicorn after $108M series A (TechNode)
  7. Zhihu crowned China’s first knowledge sharing unicorn with 100m USD series D (Technode)
  8. iflix raises $90M to expand its Netflix alternative to more emerging markets (TechCrunch)
  9. Q&A app Quora valued around $1.8 billion in $85 million fundraise (TechCrunch)
  10. Old-school social networks Tagged and Hi5 bought by MeetMe for $60M (TechCrunch)
  11. GGV, Shunwei lead $58M Round In Games Streaming Start-Up (China Money Network)
  12. This website is the Facebook for scientists, and it’s growing with a $50 million raise (Mashable)
  13. IVP STEPS UP TO THE PLATE WITH THE PLAYERS’ TRIBUNE (IVP)
  14. Tiantu leads $36m round for China comic site (AVCJ)
  15. LoveCrafts, a social network and marketplace for makers, raises $33M (TechCrunch)
  16. Whistle Sports grabs $27.5 mln Series C (PE HUB)
  17. Japan’s Dely secures $27M to beat Cookpad for online recipe market dominance (The Bridge (Japan))
  18. Asian Netflix challenger HOOQ raises $25M more from Singtel, Sony and Warner (TechCrunch)
  19. China: Media startup Er Geng raises $21m; Travel management platform Meiya bags $17m (Deal Street Asia)
  20. Digital Publisher Mic Raises $21 Million in Series C Round (WSJ)

Top 20 Media Deals for March 2017

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $2,180,000,000 LeEco Sunac China Holdings Media Investment
2 $1,530,000,000 iQiyi Consortium Media Investment
3 $333,684,900 Immediate Media Co. Hubert Burda Media Media Acquisition
4 $174,000,000 Le Young Pictures Undisclosed Media Investment
5 $125,000,000 Croosing Ramot Media Investment
6 $100,000,000 Zhihu Consortium Media Investment
7 $90,000,000 iflix Consortium Media Investment
8 $60,000,000 if(we) MeetMe Media Acquisition
9 $58,000,000 Chushou GGV Capital, Shunwei Capital Media Investment
10 $50,000,000 ResearchGate Consortium Media Investment
11 $40,000,000 The Players’ Tribune Undisclosed Media Investment
12 $36,000,000 Kuaikan Comic Consortium Media Investment
13 $27,500,000 Whistle Sports Consortium Media Investment
14 $27,000,000 DELY Consortium Media Investment
15 $25,000,000 HOOQ Consortium Media Investment
16 $21,000,000 Er Geng Consortium Media Investment
17 $21,000,000 MobiTV Ally Bank, Lead – Oak Investment Partners Media Investment
18 $18,700,000 data.world Consortium Media Investment
19 $15,000,000 Minute Media Consortium Media Investment
20 $15,000,000 Plays tv Consortium Media Investment

More information

  1. China’s LeEco Raises $2.18 Billion From Property Investor (Variety)
  2. Baidu’s iQiyi video service raises $1.53 billion (TechCrunch)
  3. Germany’s Hubert Burda Media buys Radio Times and other UK magazines for £270m (City A.M.)
  4. Le Young Pictures, a video firm established by LeEco founder’s wife raises US$174 million series A (Next Unicorn)
  5. The Isreali startup Croosing raised $125 million to upgrade our links (Geektime)
  6. Zhihu crowned China’s first knowledge sharing unicorn with 100m USD series D (Technode)
  7. iflix raises $90M to expand its Netflix alternative to more emerging markets (TechCrunch)
  8. Old-school social networks Tagged and Hi5 bought by MeetMe for $60M (TechCrunch)
  9. GGV, Shunwei lead $58M Round In Games Streaming Start-Up (China Money Network)
  10. This website is the Facebook for scientists, and it’s growing with a $50 million raise (Mashable)
  11. IVP STEPS UP TO THE PLATE WITH THE PLAYERS’ TRIBUNE (IVP)
  12. Tiantu leads $36m round for China comic site (AVCJ)
  13. Whistle Sports grabs $27.5 mln Series C (PE HUB)
  14. Japan’s Dely secures $27M to beat Cookpad for online recipe market dominance (The Bridge (Japan))
  15. Asian Netflix challenger HOOQ raises $25M more from Singtel, Sony and Warner (TechCrunch)
  16. China: Media startup Er Geng raises $21m; Travel management platform Meiya bags $17m (Deal Street Asia)
  17. MobiTV raises $21 million for pay TV delivery system (Venture Beat)
  18. Data.world raises $18.7 million to remedy our post-fact society (TechCrunch)
  19. Minute Media Raises $15 Million in Growth Capital, Bringing Total Funding to $60 Million (Business Wire)
  20. 49ers, NBA’s Jeremy Lin part of $15 million Series A for Plays.tv and its game-recording service (VentureBeat)

Top 20 Media Deals for February 2017

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $2,180,000,000 LeEco Sunac China Holdings Media Investment
2 $1,530,000,000 iQiyi Consortium Media Investment
3 $333,684,900 Immediate Media Co. Hubert Burda Media Media Acquisition
4 $174,000,000 Le Young Pictures Undisclosed Media Investment
5 $100,000,000 Zhihu Consortium Media Investment
6 $58,000,000 Chushou GGV Capital, Shunwei Capital Media Investment
7 $50,000,000 ResearchGate Consortium Media Investment
8 $40,000,000 The Players’ Tribune Undisclosed Media Investment
9 $36,000,000 Kuaikan Comic Consortium Media Investment
10 $27,500,000 Whistle Sports Consortium Media Investment
11 $25,000,000 HOOQ Consortium Media Investment
12 $21,000,000 Er Geng Consortium Media Investment
13 $21,000,000 MobiTV Ally Bank, Lead – Oak Investment Partners Media Investment
14 $18,700,000 data.world Consortium Media Investment
15 $15,000,000 Minute Media Consortium Media Investment
16 $15,000,000 Plays tv Consortium Media Investment
17 $10,000,000 Ozy Media GSV Capital Media Investment
18 $8,000,000 Niangao-mama Matrix Partners China, Ziniu Fund Media Investment
19 $5,000,000 Share Rocket Consortium Media Investment
20 $4,290,000 MainStreaming United Ventures Media Investment

More information

  1. China’s LeEco Raises $2.18 Billion From Property Investor (Variety)
  2. Baidu’s iQiyi video service raises $1.53 billion (TechCrunch)
  3. Germany’s Hubert Burda Media buys Radio Times and other UK magazines for £270m (City A.M.)
  4. Le Young Pictures, a video firm established by LeEco founder’s wife raises US$174 million series A (Next Unicorn)
  5. Zhihu crowned China’s first knowledge sharing unicorn with 100m USD series D (Technode)
  6. GGV, Shunwei lead $58M Round In Games Streaming Start-Up (China Money Network)
  7. This website is the Facebook for scientists, and it’s growing with a $50 million raise (Mashable)
  8. IVP STEPS UP TO THE PLATE WITH THE PLAYERS’ TRIBUNE (IVP)
  9. Tiantu leads $36m round for China comic site (AVCJ)
  10. Whistle Sports grabs $27.5 mln Series C (PE HUB)
  11. Asian Netflix challenger HOOQ raises $25M more from Singtel, Sony and Warner (TechCrunch)
  12. China: Media startup Er Geng raises $21m; Travel management platform Meiya bags $17m (Deal Street Asia)
  13. MobiTV raises $21 million for pay TV delivery system (Venture Beat)
  14. Data.world raises $18.7 million to remedy our post-fact society (TechCrunch)
  15. Minute Media Raises $15 Million in Growth Capital, Bringing Total Funding to $60 Million (Business Wire)
  16. 49ers, NBA’s Jeremy Lin part of $15 million Series A for Plays.tv and its game-recording service (VentureBeat)
  17. Ozy Media Raises $10 Million to Expand Video, Events (WSJ)
  18. Matrix Partners China leads $8m financing in parenting startup Niangao-mama (Deal Street Asia)
  19. Share Rocket Secures $5M in Series A Funding (FinSMEs)
  20. Milan video startup MainStreaming scores €4 million in cash for cache-free live video streaming (Geektime)

Top 20 Media Deals for January 2017

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $2,180,000,000 LeEco Sunac China Holdings Media Investment
2 $333,684,900 Immediate Media Co. Hubert Burda Media Media Acquisition
3 $100,000,000 Zhihu Consortium Media Investment
4 $58,000,000 Chushou GGV Capital, Shunwei Capital Media Investment
5 $40,000,000 The Players’ Tribune Undisclosed Media Investment
6 $36,000,000 Kuaikan Comic Consortium Media Investment
7 $27,500,000 Whistle Sports Consortium Media Investment
8 $25,000,000 HOOQ Consortium Media Investment
9 $21,000,000 Er Geng Consortium Media Investment
10 $10,000,000 Ozy Media GSV Capital Media Investment
11 $8,000,000 Niangao-mama Matrix Partners China, Ziniu Fund Media Investment
12 $5,000,000 Share Rocket Consortium Media Investment
13 $4,290,000 MainStreaming United Ventures Media Investment
14 $3,500,000 Viibar Dentsu Digital Holdings, Globis Capital Partners Media Investment
15 $3,000,000 Wikimedia Foundation Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Media Investment
16 $2,300,000 The Athletic Consortium Media Investment
17 $2,250,000 Laugh.ly Eli Lilly Media Investment
18 $1,700,000 One Degree Consortium Media Investment
19 $1,700,000 UberCloud Earlybird Venture Capital Media Investment
20 $1,674,020 BBuzzArt Mirae Asset Venture Investment, POSCO Venture Capital Media Investment

More information

  1. China’s LeEco Raises $2.18 Billion From Property Investor (Variety)
  2. Germany’s Hubert Burda Media buys Radio Times and other UK magazines for £270m (City A.M.)
  3. Zhihu crowned China’s first knowledge sharing unicorn with 100m USD series D (Technode)
  4. GGV, Shunwei lead $58M Round In Games Streaming Start-Up (China Money Network)
  5. IVP STEPS UP TO THE PLATE WITH THE PLAYERS’ TRIBUNE (IVP)
  6. Tiantu leads $36m round for China comic site (AVCJ)
  7. Whistle Sports grabs $27.5 mln Series C (PE HUB)
  8. Asian Netflix challenger HOOQ raises $25M more from Singtel, Sony and Warner (TechCrunch)
  9. China: Media startup Er Geng raises $21m; Travel management platform Meiya bags $17m (Deal Street Asia)
  10. Ozy Media Raises $10 Million to Expand Video, Events (WSJ)
  11. Matrix Partners China leads $8m financing in parenting startup Niangao-mama (Deal Street Asia)
  12. Share Rocket Secures $5M in Series A Funding (FinSMEs)
  13. Milan video startup MainStreaming scores €4 million in cash for cache-free live video streaming (Geektime)
  14. Japan’s video production startup Viibar finds $3.5M in funding, partners with Nikkei (The Bridge)
  15. Wikimedia Foundation receives $3 million grant from Alfred P. Sloan Foundation to make freely licensed images accessible and reusable across the web (Wikimedia)
  16. The Athletic Raises $2.3M in Seed Funding (FinSMEs)
  17. Stand-up comedy streaming app Laugh.ly raises $2.25M (Vator )
  18. One Degree Raises over $1.7 Million from National Funders (1degree)
  19. UberCloud Closes $1.7M Pre-A Round (VC News Daily)
  20. Social art platform BBuzzArt lands 2 billion won in Series A investment (Venture Square)