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Bob Pittman

Robert W. Pittman was listed in the Spring 1995, Advertising Age special TV 50th Anniversary Issue as one of “50 Who Made a Difference” in the history of television. Known as “the father of MTV,” at 27 he created the programming for MTV - the Music Television cable network - launched in 1981. MTV revitalized the music business and spawned the music video industry, which in turn influenced an entire new generation of television programming, production, and commercials that appealed to “the MTV generation” of young viewers.

Recent Milestones


Company Date Round Size Participants
The Skimm 4/2014Seed$1.58M8
Pymetrics 9/2013Seed$2.5M5
PushPage 9/2013Seed$1.7M9
Guide 2/2013Seed$1M8
Red Tricycle 12/2012Seed$2.3M9
Red Tricycle 11/2012Series A$1.5M9
CasaHop 6/2012Seed$1.2M9
Group Commerce 5/2012Series C$21M5
MovableInk 7/2011Series A$1.3M10
Group Commerce 5/2011Series B$10M4
GeekChicDaily 6/2010Series A$500k1
Group Commerce 6/2010Series A$8M4
Fancy 5/2010Series A$6M8
Room 77 1/2010Angel$3M7
Next New Networks 3/2008Series B$15M6
Zynga 1/2008Series A$10M11
The Huffington Post 9/2007Series B$5M4
TrialPay 2/2007Series A$3.1M8
The Huffington Post 8/2006Series A$5M4
iLike 1/2006Series A$2.5M2



  1. SEC D/A ( [edit]
  2. With $2.5 Million From Khosla Ventures, Pymetrics Launches A Game-Based Campus Recruiting Tool ( [edit]
  3. PushPage Raises $1.7 Million For Its Q&A-Style Personal Homepage Platform ( [edit]
  4. Guide Raises $1M In Seed Funding To Replace TV News With Feeds And Virtual Anchors ( [edit]
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  6. Red Tricycle Raises $1.5M in Series A Funding ( [edit]
  7. Home Swapping Startup CasaHop Raises $1.2 Million From First Round, Lerer Ventures, Betaworks, And Others ( [edit]
  8. With new funding, Group Commerce looks beyond daily deals ( [edit]
  9. Movable Ink, A Startup That Magically Updates Content In Sent Emails, Just Raised $1.3 Million ( [edit]
  10. NYC Startup Group Commerce Raises An Additional $10 Million And Says It Could Have Raised More ( [edit]
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  15. Next New Networks - $15 million From Velocity Interactive Group And Goldman Sachs ( [edit]
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  17. HuffingtonPost Raises Another $5 Million; Same Investors Including Pittman ( [edit]
  18. TrialPay Backed By Investors of Skype, Google, and Akamai For Payment Platform ( [edit]
  19. HuffingtonPost, politics blog site, raises $5M more to target elections ( [edit]
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