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northbasemedia.com

Investments

34

Portfolio Exits

4

Funds

6

Partners & Customers

1

About North Base Media

North Base Media is an investment firm focused on journalistic enterprise and digital-driven opportunities in emerging markets. NBM creates value by bringing top-level international media expertise and capital to invested companies that will benefit from the deep knowledge, reputation and extensive connections of North Base's partners. North Base accelerates the digital adaptation and financial success of our partner companies, allowing them to become recognized leaders in their national markets. NBM focuses on both early- and mid-stage companies that show promise in key emerging markets. The portfolio companies, in turn, will benefit from being properly capitalized to pursue growth opportunities, by getting access to unique digital, media and journalistic know-how, and by being able to tap one another to jointly produce or share content, ideas and practices, bringing additional economic advantage to the enterprise and its investors.

Headquarters Location

28, Jalan Ampang Hilir B-6-2

Kuala Lumpur, 55000,

Malaysia

60172217274

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Latest North Base Media News

Digital Media Startup NewsBytes Raises $1.5M Led By North Base Media

Dec 22, 2022

Gurugram-based NewsBytes, owned by Elysium Labs, yesterday, announced that it has wrapped up a Series A round of almost $1.5 million, led by North Base Media, a global venture capital firm specialising in media. Co-founder of NewsBytes, Sumedh Chaudhry, said that the AI-driven digital media startup will deploy the fresh funds in augmenting its technology. “With this capital, we are better positioned to expand our fast-growing audience and develop new technologies that will allow us to serve new clients,” he said. Chaudhry further added the participation by NBM, which has extensive media and media-tech experience globally, together with new investor JITO Angels and the company’s existing investor, Powerhouse Ventures, gives NewsBytes stability at a crucial time. The 5-year-old firm had earlier secured $1 million in its pre-Series A round led by German publishing firm Mueller Medien’s investment arm MM Inno GmbH. It was incubated by GSF Accelerator in 2015 and had also received an investment of $50,000. Founded by Sumedh Chaudhry, Shikha Chaudhry and Romesh Khaddar, NewsBytes has developed an AI-driven content engine YANTRA, that can write factual stories without any human intervention. Notably, the engine has multilingual capacities and can tackle a vast array of categories from consumer technology to financial markets, the company claims. The firm is also licensing its engine to other companies looking to automate their content creation process. It has already onboarded several clients including overseas media companies. North Base Media, founded by the former editor of The Wall Street Journal and The Washington Post Marcus Brauchli and former CEO of Media Development Loan Fund Sasa Vucinic, invests in media companies working in sports, entertainment, music, business and news content. Other Indian startup in its portfolio is Mumbai-based digital entertainment content provider Pocket Aces. Last week, Dailyhunt, the Bengaluru-based news platform has also received $23.5 million (approximately Rs 180 crore), in a Series G funding round led by existing investors such as Falcon Edge, ByteDance, Goldman Sachs and Advent Management. Share this article:

North Base Media Investments

34 Investments

North Base Media has made 34 investments. Their latest investment was in Fonos as part of their Seed VC - II on November 11, 2022.

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North Base Media Investments Activity

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Date

Round

Company

Amount

New?

Co-Investors

Sources

11/23/2022

Seed VC - II

Fonos

$1.8M

Yes

4

5/31/2022

Seed VC

Hunch

$4.29M

Yes

2

3/13/2022

Seed VC

SmartOcto

Yes

1

8/30/2021

Seed VC - II

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$99M

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10

7/15/2021

Unattributed VC

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10

Date

11/23/2022

5/31/2022

3/13/2022

8/30/2021

7/15/2021

Round

Seed VC - II

Seed VC

Seed VC

Seed VC - II

Unattributed VC

Company

Fonos

Hunch

SmartOcto

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Amount

$1.8M

$4.29M

$99M

New?

Yes

Yes

Yes

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Co-Investors

Sources

4

2

1

10

10

North Base Media Portfolio Exits

4 Portfolio Exits

North Base Media has 4 portfolio exits. Their latest portfolio exit was OpenSlate on November 09, 2021.

Date

Exit

Companies

Valuation
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Acquirer

Sources

11/9/2021

Acquired

$99M

5

5/19/2020

Merger

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$99M

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10

4/26/2019

Acquired

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$99M

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10

1/10/2017

Merger

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$99M

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10

Date

11/9/2021

5/19/2020

4/26/2019

1/10/2017

Exit

Acquired

Merger

Acquired

Merger

Companies

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Valuation

$99M

$99M

$99M

$99M

Acquirer

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Sources

5

10

10

10

North Base Media Fund History

6 Fund Histories

North Base Media has 6 funds, including NBM Investment Fund II.

Closing Date

Fund

Fund Type

Status

Amount

Sources

4/11/2019

NBM Investment Fund II

Multi-Stage Venture Capital

Open

$15M

1

5/6/2015

NBM Rappler

$99M

10

10/23/2014

NBM Austria

$99M

10

9/9/2014

NBM Capital

$99M

10

NBM Investment Fund I

$99M

10

Closing Date

4/11/2019

5/6/2015

10/23/2014

9/9/2014

Fund

NBM Investment Fund II

NBM Rappler

NBM Austria

NBM Capital

NBM Investment Fund I

Fund Type

Multi-Stage Venture Capital

Status

Open

Amount

$15M

$99M

$99M

$99M

$99M

Sources

1

10

10

10

10

North Base Media Partners & Customers

1 Partners and customers

North Base Media has 1 strategic partners and customers. North Base Media recently partnered with Crest Media on June 6, 2018.

Date

Type

Business Partner

Country

News Snippet

Sources

6/3/2018

Partner

Bahrain

Crest Media to partner with North Base Media in managing Al-Monitor

Washington , D.C. -- -LRB- June 3 , 2018 -RRB- -- Crest Media LLC , the U.S. media investment company , has partnered with North Base Media in managing Al-Monitor , the leading source of news and insight about the Middle East -LRB- www.al-monitor.com -RRB- .

1

Date

6/3/2018

Type

Partner

Business Partner

Country

Bahrain

News Snippet

Crest Media to partner with North Base Media in managing Al-Monitor

Washington , D.C. -- -LRB- June 3 , 2018 -RRB- -- Crest Media LLC , the U.S. media investment company , has partnered with North Base Media in managing Al-Monitor , the leading source of news and insight about the Middle East -LRB- www.al-monitor.com -RRB- .

Sources

1

North Base Media Team

1 Team Member

North Base Media has 1 team member, including current Founder, Managing Director, Marcus Brauchli.

Name

Work History

Title

Status

Marcus Brauchli

Graham Holdings Company, The Washington Post, and Wall Street Journal

Founder, Managing Director

Current

Name

Marcus Brauchli

Work History

Graham Holdings Company, The Washington Post, and Wall Street Journal

Title

Founder, Managing Director

Status

Current

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