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Turner Broadcasting leads $15 million investment in Mashable

Turner Broadcasting has partnered with the leading digital media publisher Mashable in its quest to reach a younger audience. The company announced it has led a new $15 million investment round in Mashable, which brings the startup’s total funding to $46 million. According to sources, the two companies will collaborate on video content and will work together on production, technology and advertising opportunities. Turner will gain access to Mashable’s Velocity platform. The platform helps identify which content is likely to go viral in social media. The deal is a win-win for both companies. It gives Turner the opportunity to distribute programs to Mashable’ massive audience and Mashable, on the other hand, will finally have a crack at TV.

You can read about the investment here.

Top 20 Media Deals for April 2015

Deal No.Amount Paid (USD)CompanyInvestor/BuyerSectorDeal Type
3$186,000,000lynda.com ConsortiumMediaInvestment
5$60,000,000Kobalt ConsortiumMediaInvestment
6$50,000,000Refinery29Scripps Networks Interactive, WPPMediaInvestment
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
14$25,000,000Business Insider Axel Springer Digital VenturesMediaInvestment
15$23,000,000RockYouColumbia CapitalMediaInvestment
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)

New investments in new media


An exciting thing is happening in the online news industry. As more and more people today are reading and engaging in online news, venture capitalists have shown a renewed confidence in publishing and are now willing to back media organizations that have high quality, professionally produced content. Hot on the heels of Buzzfeed’s recent $50 million funding, Business Insider and Mashable, which were launched in 2007 and 2005 respectively, both announced that they have secured venture capital investments last week, building on a recent trend of large cash investments for new media companies. Business Insider, the New York-based business information website, has received $25 million from a group of investors led by Axel Springer Digital Ventures. Mashable, a news website focusing on technology and entertainment, has raised $17 million in a funding round led by Time Warner Investments, the investment arm of Time Warner Inc. Both companies said that they plan to use the money to invest in video, a potential source of revenue as people shift from television to the web. In terms of total funding, Business Insider has accummulated $55.6 million while Mashable has raised a total of $31 million.

You can read about the funding here.

Top Media Deals for January 2015

Deal No.Amount Paid (USD)CompanyInvestor/BuyerSectorDeal Type
1$186,000,000lynda.com ConsortiumMediaInvestment
3$30,000,000ShazamDN Capital, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & ByersMediaInvestment
4$28,000,000The Whistle Sports NetworkConsortiumMediaInvestment
5$25,000,000Business Insider Axel Springer Digital VenturesMediaInvestment
8$2,700,000Anews ConsortiumMediaInvestment
9$1,600,000Car Throttle ConsortiumMediaInvestment
11$1,200,000Culinary AgentsUndisclosedMediaInvestment
13$1,000,000TipdOff ConsortiumMediaInvestment

More information

  1. lynda.com Receives $186M Investment (FinSMEs)
  2. Welltok Closes $37M Series D Funding (FinSMEs)
  3. Shazam Scoops Up $30M To Expand Partnerships, Now Valued At $1BN+ (TechCrunch)
  4. The Whistle Sports Network Raises $28M in Series B Financing (FinSMEs)
  5. Business Insider Raises $25M in Venture Capital Funding (FinSMEs)
  6. Giphy Raises $17M in Series B Financing (FinSMEs)
  7. Mashable Raises $17M in Series B Funding (FinSMEs)
  8. Anews Raises $2.7M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  9. Car Throttle Raises $1.6M in Seed Funding (FinSMEs)
  10. fuboTV Closes $1.6M Round of Funding (FinSMEs)
  11. Culinary Agents raises funding (SEC.GOV)
  12. Content Discovery Platform Curiyo Raises A Million To Help Online Publishers Increase Visitors’ Time On Site (TechCrunch)
  13. TipdOff Secures more than $1M in Angel Funding (FinSMEs)
  14. Synacor Acquires NimbleTV, Startup That Streamed Live TV Online (Variety)