Overview

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Status
Acquired by on March 15, 2012
Total Equity Funding
$4M in 2 Rounds from 1 Investor
Headquarters:
San Francisco, CA
Description:
Whiskey Media develops websites that are 'Whiskey Powered,' a proprietary publishing layer they built for the Django framework.
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Web Development
Website:
http://www.whiskeymedia.com
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Company Details

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Whiskey Media develops topical websites that are equal parts editorial and community. To date, they have built sites about video games, comic books, anime and politics. The company builds sites that are "Whiskey Powered", which refers to the proprietary publishing layer they have built on top of the python-based Django framework. Their sites borrow heavily from features in Facebook and Wikipedia to create their community-driven content data. In April 2010, Whiskey added a new feature to their platform called "Quests" the turns content creation into a social game with rewards.

Whiskey Media was founded in part by CNet Networks Co-founder Shelby Bonnie. The rest of the team is made up of CNET veterans, including Jeff Gerstmann formerly of Gamespot.

Whiskey Media closed its initial site, Political Base in August, 2009 due to lack of advertising interest in the political segment. It may revive the site at a later date.

Funding Rounds (2) - $4M

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DateAmount / RoundValuationLead InvestorInvestors
Dec, 2009$2.5M / Venture1
Mar, 2009$1.5M / Angel1

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Current Team (4)

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Products (3)

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  • AnimeVice is a structured wiki product about anime offered by Whiskey Media. The site launched in December 2008.
  • ComicVine is an online comic database that features Comic Reviews, News, Videos, and Forums for the latest in and more.
  • GiantBomb is a video game encyclopedia. It features full articles and images covering video games, characters, concepts and companies.

Offices/Locations (1)

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  • HQ

    921 Front St.

    Suite #100

    San Francisco, CA 94111

    USA

Past Team (2)

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