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General Information
DescriptionVenture capital arm of Hearst Corp



New York, USA
300 West 57th Street
New York, NY, 10019


Managing Director
Senior Managing Director
Executive Vice President
Finance Director


Hearst Ventures

Hearst Ventures manages a portfolio of strategic investments in development-stage companies focusing primarily on emerging media and interactive technologies. The group, a division of Hearst Corporation, has been investing for 15 years in such companies as Netscape,, XM Satellite Radio, EInk, Brightcove, Sling Media, Pandora, MobiTV, Buzzfeed and HootSuite.

Recent Milestones


Company Date Round Size Participants
Swirl 10/2013Series B$8M3
Relationship Science 6/2013Private Equity$30M11
Roku 5/2013Series F$60M4
Science 2/2013Private Equity$30M1
RAMP Holdings 9/2012Series C$15M8
NEXAGE 6/2012Series B$15M4
Stylus Media 3/2012Series A$9M1
BuzzFeed 1/2012Series C$15.5M5
Miso 12/2011Series B$4M3
Yieldex 9/2011Series C$10M2
HootSuite 9/2011Debt$3M4
Savored 1/2011Series A$3M4
Miso 12/2010Series A$1.5M2
Gazillion Entertainment 11/2010Series C$60M3
TurnHere, Inc. 7/2010Series B$3M2
BuzzFeed 5/2010Series B$8M8
Brightcove 4/2010Series D$12M7
Relationship Science 1/2010Venture Round$60M7
HootSuite 12/2009Series A$1.9M3
The NewsMarket 10/2009Venture Round$4.3M4
Gather 6/2009Series D$5.3M5
VoxPop Network Corporation 5/2009Series B$1.5M3
Jingle Networks 2/2009Series D$7.5M6
IGG 11/2008Series B3
WideOrbit 10/2008Series D$10M4
BuzzFeed 7/2008Series A$3.5M4
Spire 7/2008Series A$9M3
TurnHere, Inc. 2/2008Series A$7.5M2
WideOrbit 2/2008Series C$14.5M6
Jingle Networks 1/2008Series C$13M5
WorldWide Biggies 4/2007Series A$9M4
First30Days 2/2007Series A$5M3 2/2007Debt$8M2
Brightcove 1/2007Series C$59.5M11
Gather 11/2006Series C$10M3
MobiTV 11/2006Series C$30M2
Jingle Networks 10/2006Series C$30M2
Surphace 5/2006Series B$3M2
Double Fusion 1/2006Series C$26M7
Brightcove 11/2005Series B$16.2M3
Pandora Media 10/2005Series C$12M5
Sling Media 7/2005Series A$4M3
Sling Media 11/2004Series A$10.5M3
XM Radio 12/2002Debt$200M1
WideOrbit 9/2002Series B$8M4 4/2001Private Equity$63M3
iVillage 2/2001Venture Round1
E Ink 1/2000Series B$37M1 7/1998Venture Round1
E Ink 5/1998Series B$15.8M4



    Media Business Shorts ( [edit]
  1. Swirl, A Beacon-Fueled Marketing System, Raises $8M So Retailers Can Track Shoppers ( [edit]
  2. Wall Street's version of LinkedIn raises $30 million ( [edit]
  3. Roku Wants To Be Part Of Your Next Smart TV, Raises $60 Million To Do It ( [edit]
  4. Science Receives Minority Equity Investment from Hearst Ventures ( [edit]
  5. RAMP Secures $15 Million Series C Financing Led by StarVest Partners ( [edit]
  6. Mobile Ad Exchange Nexage Raises $10M Led By SingTel Innov8 ( [edit]
  7. Hearst Buys a Piece of Stylus Media ( [edit]
  8. Viral Aggregator BuzzFeed Raises $15.5M To Transform The Way People Get Their News ( [edit]
  9. Miso Raises $4M in Funding ( [edit]
  10. Yieldex Raises $10 Million Series C Round From Hearst ( [edit]
  11. SEC Watch: Social Media Dashboard HootSuite Raises $3 Million ( [edit]
  12. Restaurant Reservation Startup VillageVines Raises $3 Million ( [edit]
  13. TV Content Check-In App Miso Lands $1.5M From Google Ventures And Hearst ( [edit]
  14. Gazillion Entertainment and Temasek Holdings Announce Investment Partnership ( [edit]
  15. TurnHere reels in $3M for online video ads ( [edit]
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  17. Brightcove Raises Another $12 Million; Says An IPO May Come Next Year ( [edit]
  18. Billionaires Back LinkedIn Alternative That Uses Web Data ( [edit]
  19. HootSuite Raises $1.9 Million For Social Media Dashboard ( [edit]
  20. The NewsMarket Raises $4.3 Million For Expansion, Medialink Buy ( [edit]
  21. NPR-Audience-Heavy Social Network Raises $5.3 Million ( [edit]
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  23. Jingle Networks keys up $7.5M for directory assistance ( [edit]
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  26. Trend Site Buzzfeed Raises $3.5 Million First Round ( [edit]
  27. Elite Social Networker Spire Gets $9 Million First Round From Hearst, Others ( [edit]
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  31. WorldWide Biggies Raises (m ( [edit]
  32. Self-Help Site Launches With $5 Million from Hearst and Dick Parsons ( [edit]
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  34. Brightcove Raises Another $59.5 Million In Third Round; NYTCO Among New Investors ( [edit]
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  36. MobiTV dials up additional funding ( [edit]
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  41. Pandora Media: VC's 18-year-old offered critical advice ( [edit]
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  43. Sling Media gets $10.5M in funding ( [edit]
  44. BayStar Capital Announces Investment in XM Satellite Radio, Inc. ( [edit]
  45. WideOrbit, Inc. Announces Strategic Investment by The New York Times Company, Meredith Corporation and Liberty Corporation ( [edit]
  46. Cash infusion, 2Q results spark shares ( [edit]
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