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Global Publishing Platform Minute Media Raises $40 Million in Funding Round

The Associated Press

NEW YORK & LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun 12, 2019--

Today, global publishing platform  Minute Media announced that it raised $40 million in a funding round with new investors Hamilton Lane and Maor Investments. The company’s existing investors include Battery Ventures, Goldman Sachs, ProSieben, Dawn Capital, Qumra Capital, Vintage Investment Partners and Gemini Israel Ventures. This brings Minute Media’s total funding to $120 million to-date. Minute Media has created the industry’s leading digital publishing platform and uses this proprietary technology to power content and media solutions for its own properties in addition to the licensing of standalone and full stack solutions to other leading publishers and digital brands.

“With the commercial momentum we're experiencing as an organization, growing at 100% year-on-year, we're purposely focusing investment on the deepening of our publisher product and tech offering — a part of our business that is rapidly expanding. Additionally, the new capital enables us to continue to be aggressive on the M&A front, constantly looking to acquire premium publishing brands across new content verticals and within new markets,” said Asaf Peled, Founder & CEO.

Currently, Minute Media owns and operates five media brands powered by its proprietary technology platform including 90min, DBLTAP, 12up and its two recently acquired brands— Mental Floss and The Big Lead. Combined, Minute Media’s properties reach more than 140 million monthly and feature original content in 12 languages. In the U.S. specifically, Minute Media reached #1 in Comscore’s Video Metrix across the sports sector for unique multi-platform viewers in February, March and April 2019.

Minute Media currently employs over 200 people worldwide, including a broad U.S. presence with headquarters in NYC and additional offices in London, Tel Aviv, Sao Paolo, Singapore, Tokyo and Manila.

To learn more about Minute Media visit https://www.minutemedia.com.

About Minute Media

Minute Media  is a leading media and technology brand focused on two main pillars—platform and content. Minute Media’s platform serves as the company’s foundation, powering its content as well as enabling the evolution of other market-leading digital media brands. To date, Minute Media’s owned and operated destinations include 90min, 12up, DBLTAP, Mental Floss and The Big Lead —all of which write their content from a relatable friend’s point-of-view.

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CONTACT: Lynelle Jones

Minute Media

814-935-6306

Lynelle@minutemedia.comAmber Booth

Allison+Partners

202-591-1122

MinuteMedia@allisonpr.com

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