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Mashable's Latest Funding Round Positions It To Advance Native Ad Use

Mashable, an online content publisher, raised $17 million in funding last week, increasing its total funding to $44.3 million. The round was led by Time Warner Investment and the funding round also included Updata Partners; New Markets Venture Partners; and Social Starts.

Mashable and 5 Competitors Trying To Beat Each Other In Providing Online News.

At DataFox, we compile and curate watchlists across sectors, regions, and popular lists of top companies. We feature Mashable and 7 other private companies focusing online media.
Mashable is an online content produce that raised $17 million in funding last week so that it can continue its efforts to add more staff and technology to run its site. It receives much of its funding from ad revenues. It wants to grwo its monthly unique visitors, which is currently about 34 million. Founded in 2005, Mashable is headquartered in New York City with offices in San Francisco and Los Angeles.

Business Insider is a business news website that publishes continuous real-time news, analysis, and original commentary. It publishes business information in financial, media, technology, and other industry verticals across their blogs: Clusterstock, Silicon Alley Insider, The Money Game, the War Room, the Wire, and Law Review. Business Insider hosts industry conferences such as IGNITION, which explores the emerging business models of digital media. In January 2012, Business Insider launched BI Intelligence, a subscription research service that provides data and analysis of the mobile, payments, e-commerce, and digital media industries.

BuzzFeed is a media company focused on delivering news and viral content across subject areas. BuzzFeed uses analytical technology to detect what is trending on the web, and connects people in real time with content of the moment. The site is rapidly growing and reaches more than 60 million monthly unique visitors. Jonah Peretti, founder & CEO of BuzzFeed, previously co-founded the Huffington Post. Ben Smith is its Editor-in-chief, and Kenneth Lerer is the Executive Chairman.

  • DataFox Score: 1140
  • Location: New York, NY
  • Total Funding: $96.3 million
  • Recent Funding: $50 million in August 2014
  • Investors: Andrew Horowitz

VentureBeat is an online technology news platform that is engaged in technology publication and events business. It delivers news, analysis, and events to provide context to help executives, entrepreneurs, and tech enthusiasts in making decisions while covering technology trends ranging from social to mobile, small business to enterprise, health tech, cloud, games, and more. It is also known for providing news and perspective in various categories, including health, big data, lifestyle, business, marketing, cloud, media, deals, mobile, development, education, reviews, enterprises, science, entrepreneur, security, gadgets, small biz, green, and social fields.

  • DataFox Score: 1079
  • Location: San Francisco, CA
  • Total Funding: $2.92 million
  • Recent Funding: $2.6 million July 2014
  • Investors: Lightbank;  KDDI

TechCrunch is a leading technology media property, dedicated to obsessively profiling startups, reviewing new Internet products, and breaking tech news. TechCrunch and its network of websites now reach more than 12 million unique visitors and draw more than 37 million page views per month. The TechCrunch community includes more than two million friends and followers on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Google and other social media. .

  • DataFox Score: 1046
  • Location: San Francisco, CA
  • Acquired by AOL in 2010

PandoDaily is a news site which covers the technology startup ecosystem. It was founded in 2012 by Sarah Lacy.