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Digital News Ventures

Digital News Ventures makes seed investments in news and information start-ups

We foster innovation in the creation of useful news and information. We invest in entrepreneurs who are creating the platforms, tools and services that news businesses need to be viable in the digital age. See some of our portfolio businesses here.

MDIF has long been active in the digital media space. We have financed some of the most respected and successful online news sites in the developing world, including Malaysiakini.com and South Africa’s M&G Online. Digital News Ventures is the next evolution of our investment strategy. It extends the scope of our activity beyond media companies to include platforms, tools, and services that news businesses need to be viable in the digital age.

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Investments

Company Date Round Size Participants
Versa 4/2013Seed$1.3M6
Mic Network 3/2013Seed$1.8M2
Rock Content 1/2013Venture Round$650k3
Watchup 11/2012Angel$500k6
Rock Content 10/2012Seed$500k2

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  1. ElectNext Raises $1.3M To Provide Contextual Political Data To News Sites (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  2. Betting That Millennials Want Substantive News And Commentary, PolicyMic Raises $3M (techcrunch.com) [edit]
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  4. Tablet Video Startup Watchup Raises $500K From Knight Foundation, News Vets, Others (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  5. Everwrite & TextCorner Join Forces to Create Rock Content (pulsosocial.com) [edit]
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