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Investments

177

Portfolio Exits

45

Funds

1

About Hearst Ventures

Hearst Ventures is a unit of The Hearst Corporation, a diversified communications companies in the U.S. The group initiates and oversees equity investments in early-stage technology-enabled businesses, focusing on companies that utilize technology as a platform to establish new media markets or alter current media market dynamics. The group seeks companies with unique content, productivity tools, or proprietary technologies or services that will provide long-term strategic value to The Hearst Corporation.

Hearst Ventures Headquarter Location

300 West 57th Street

New York, New York, 10019,

United States

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Latest Hearst Ventures News

NBCUniversal, Hearst Ventures join $20M investment in AdTech startup tvScientific to drive CTV performance advertising

Apr 21, 2022

tvScientific, a California-based AdTech startup and provider of a CTV platform for brands and apps, has raised $20 million in Series A funding to drive performance advertising for connected TVs. The round was led by Norwest Venture Partners, with participation from strategic […] The post NBCUniversal, Hearst Ventures join $20M investment in AdTech startup tvScientific to drive CTV performance advertising appeared first on Tech News | Startups News.

Hearst Ventures Investments

177 Investments

Hearst Ventures has made 177 investments. Their latest investment was in tvScientific as part of their Series A on April 4, 2022.

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Hearst Ventures Investments Activity

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Date

Round

Company

Amount

New?

Co-Investors

Sources

4/21/2022

Series A

tvScientific

$20M

Yes

2

4/14/2022

Series A

Recurrent

$4.5M

Yes

1

3/22/2022

Seed VC - II

AppliedXL

$3.5M

Yes

2

3/18/2022

Series A

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10

2/16/2022

Series B - II

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$99M

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10

Date

4/21/2022

4/14/2022

3/22/2022

3/18/2022

2/16/2022

Round

Series A

Series A

Seed VC - II

Series A

Series B - II

Company

tvScientific

Recurrent

AppliedXL

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Amount

$20M

$4.5M

$3.5M

$99M

New?

Yes

Yes

Yes

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Co-Investors

Sources

2

1

2

10

10

Hearst Ventures Portfolio Exits

45 Portfolio Exits

Hearst Ventures has 45 portfolio exits. Their latest portfolio exit was GeoPhy on February 07, 2022.

Date

Exit

Companies

Valuation
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Acquirer

Sources

2/7/2022

Acquired

$99M

4

12/6/2021

Reverse Merger

$99M

17

10/7/2021

Acquired

4

9/8/2021

Asset Sale

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10

8/17/2021

Reverse Merger

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$99M

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10

Date

2/7/2022

12/6/2021

10/7/2021

9/8/2021

8/17/2021

Exit

Acquired

Reverse Merger

Acquired

Asset Sale

Reverse Merger

Companies

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Valuation

$99M

$99M

$99M

Acquirer

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Sources

4

17

4

10

10

Hearst Ventures Fund History

1 Fund History

Hearst Ventures has 1 fund, including Financial Venture Fund.

Closing Date

Fund

Fund Type

Status

Amount

Sources

8/3/2016

Financial Venture Fund

4

Closing Date

8/3/2016

Fund

Financial Venture Fund

Fund Type

Status

Amount

Sources

4

Hearst Ventures Team

6 Team Members

Hearst Ventures has 6 team members, including current Senior Managing Director, Kenneth A. Bronfin.

Name

Work History

Title

Status

Kenneth A. Bronfin

Senior Managing Director

Current

Scott English

Senior Managing Director

Current

Gil Canaani

Managing Director

Current

David Famolari

Managing Director

Current

Megumi Ikeda

Peacock Equity Fund, NBC Universal, Fast Forward, WIRED, Dow Jones & Company, and Kodansha

Managing Director

Current

Name

Kenneth A. Bronfin

Scott English

Gil Canaani

David Famolari

Megumi Ikeda

Work History

Peacock Equity Fund, NBC Universal, Fast Forward, WIRED, Dow Jones & Company, and Kodansha

Title

Senior Managing Director

Senior Managing Director

Managing Director

Managing Director

Managing Director

Status

Current

Current

Current

Current

Current

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