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Top 20 Media Deals for April 2015

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $1,500,000,000 Lynda.com LinkedIn Media Acquisition
2 $367,000,000 Pinterest Undisclosed Media Investment
3 $186,000,000 lynda.com Consortium Media Investment
4 $110,000,000 Nextdoor Consortium Media Investment
5 $60,000,000 Kobalt Consortium Media Investment
6 $50,000,000 Refinery29 Scripps Networks Interactive, WPP Media Investment
7 $37,000,000 Welltok Consortium Media Investment
8 $30,000,000 iFlix Catcha Group, PLDT Media Investment
9 $30,000,000 Music Messenger Consortium Media Investment
10 $30,000,000 Shazam DN Capital, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers Media Investment
11 $28,000,000 The Whistle Sports Network Consortium Media Investment
12 $25,000,000 Sharecare Wellington Management Company, Trinity Health Media Investment
13 $25,000,000 Artsy Consortium Media Investment
14 $25,000,000 Business Insider Axel Springer Digital Ventures Media Investment
15 $23,000,000 RockYou Columbia Capital Media Investment
16 $17,000,000 Giphy Consortium Media Investment
17 $17,000,000 Mashable Consortium Media Investment
18 $16,000,000 PlayBuzz Consortium Media Investment
19 $10,500,000 Applicaster Pitango Venture Capital, 83North Media Investment
20 $10,000,000 SmartNews Consortium Media Investment

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 November 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 $50,000,000 Reddit Consortium Media Investment
10 $40,000,000 Imgur Andreessen Horowitz, Reddit Media Investment
11 $40,000,000 Hungama Bessemer Venture Partners, Intel Capital Media Investment
12 $40,000,000 Genius Dan Gilbert, Andreessen Horowitz Media Investment
13 $40,000,000 Pheed Mobli Media Acquisition
14 $39,000,000 Answers Corp. Undisclosed Media Investment
15 $36,000,000 SmartNews Gree Media Investment
16 $34,000,000 Aereo Himalaya Capital Management, Gordon Crawford Media Investment
17 $30,000,000 CPXi Business Development Corporation of America Media Investment
18 $30,000,000 Rong360 Sequoia Capital China Media Investment
19 $25,000,000 Path Consortium Media Investment
20 $25,000,000 Trustpilot 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. Reddit Plans Its Own Cryptocurrency To Give Back To Its Users After $50 Million Raise (TechCrunch)
  10. Imgur, the startup that doesn’t need funding, closes $40M from Reddit & Andreessen Horowitz (VentureBeat)
  11. Hungama raises $40M led by Bessemer Venture Partners (VC Circle)
  12. Rap Genius Raises $40M, Changes Name To Genius, Launches Embeddable Annotations (TechCrunch)
  13. Launch To Exit In 18 Months: Pheed Acquired For $40M (FinSMEs)
  14. Answers Corp. group raises $39 million for new fund (St.Louis Biz Journal)
  15. Gree leads $36M investment in Japan’s SmartNews (Tech In Asia)
  16. Aereo Raises $34 Million in Funding to Expand Online-TV Service (Bloomberg)
  17. CPXi Closes $30M Funding (FinSMEs)
  18. Sequoia Leads Investment in Rongo360’s Series B Financing (Asia) (EMPEA)
  19. Path Closes $25M Series C Funding Round (FinSMEs)
  20. Trustpilot Raises $25M in Series C Financing (FinSMEs)

Top 20 Media Deals for October 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 $50,000,000 Reddit Consortium Media Investment
10 $40,000,000 Imgur Andreessen Horowitz, Reddit Media Investment
11 $40,000,000 Hungama Bessemer Venture Partners, Intel Capital Media Investment
12 $40,000,000 Genius Dan Gilbert, Andreessen Horowitz Media Investment
13 $40,000,000 Pheed Mobli Media Acquisition
14 $39,000,000 Answers Corp. Undisclosed Media Investment
15 $36,000,000 SmartNews Gree Media Investment
16 $34,000,000 Aereo Himalaya Capital Management, Gordon Crawford Media Investment
17 $30,000,000 CPXi Business Development Corporation of America Media Investment
18 $30,000,000 Rong360 Sequoia Capital China Media Investment
19 $25,000,000 Path Consortium Media Investment
20 $25,000,000 Trustpilot 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. Reddit Plans Its Own Cryptocurrency To Give Back To Its Users After $50 Million Raise (TechCrunch)
  10. Imgur, the startup that doesn’t need funding, closes $40M from Reddit & Andreessen Horowitz (VentureBeat)
  11. Hungama raises $40M led by Bessemer Venture Partners (VC Circle)
  12. Rap Genius Raises $40M, Changes Name To Genius, Launches Embeddable Annotations (TechCrunch)
  13. Launch To Exit In 18 Months: Pheed Acquired For $40M (FinSMEs)
  14. Answers Corp. group raises $39 million for new fund (St.Louis Biz Journal)
  15. Gree leads $36M investment in Japan’s SmartNews (Tech In Asia)
  16. Aereo Raises $34 Million in Funding to Expand Online-TV Service (Bloomberg)
  17. CPXi Closes $30M Funding (FinSMEs)
  18. Sequoia Leads Investment in Rongo360’s Series B Financing (Asia) (EMPEA)
  19. Path Closes $25M Series C Funding Round (FinSMEs)
  20. Trustpilot Raises $25M in Series C Financing (FinSMEs)