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The World’s Most Innovative Companies
February 21, 2017

Scopely is a mobile game publisher that partners with studios and producers to create free-to-play mobile games such as The Walking Dead: Road to Survival and Wheel of Fortune. The company’s model is borrowed from the entertainment industry, where creatives focus on creating, and studios provide the infrastructure and resources to execute their vision. The Read More »

The World’s Most Innovative Companies
February 21, 2017

If there’s a virtual reality film project you’ve seen and enjoyed, there’s a good chance it was made by Venice, California-based Wevr, a startup that, to date, has raised more than $25 million from a variety of well-known investors, including VR heavyweight HTC. The startup, run by co-founders Neville Spiteri and Anthony Batt, is known Read More »

Gametime raises $20 million for last-minute sports tickets
September 26, 2016

Gametime is announcing that it has raised $20 million in funding to make it easier for sports fans to buy last-minute tickets to sporting events. This funding proves that the “economy of now,” also termed the “moments economy,” is still hot. Investors include Evolution Media Partners, GV (formerly Google Ventures), Accel Partners, Stanford’s StartX Fund, Read More »

Hearst Exec George Kliavkoff Becomes CEO of Virtual Reality Startup Jaunt
September 16, 2016

Jaunt has picked a new CEO: The Palo Alto-based virtual reality (VR) startup Jaunt has picked Hearst executive George Kliavkoff as its new CEO. The appointment comes as Jaunt is switching its focus from being a VR camera maker to becoming a VR publishing platform. Kliavkoff most recently served as Hearst Ventures president and Hearst Read More »

Scopely raises $55M in Series B financing led by Greycroft Growth Fund
August 4, 2016

We are proud to announce that Scopely has raised $55M in Series B financing led by Greycroft Growth Fund with participation from a roster of world class investors including Elephant Partners, Evolution Media Partners, Highland Capital, Take-Two Interactive, and Sands Capital Ventures. We also welcome Greycroft Partner Mark Terbeek and Scopely’s President and COO Javier Ferreira to Read More »

Political Media Startup Attn: Inc. Raises More Than $18 Million
March 30, 2016

Posted February 19, 2016 by Garrett Reim  Source: LA Business Journal Attn: Inc. of West Hollywood, a politically liberal news and advocacy site, has raised $18.6 million. The digital content company will use the infusion of cash to hire more video creators and editors, add more technology to its audience development efforts and expand onto Read More »

Sky makes $45M strategic investment in Asia-based Netflix rival iFlix
March 23, 2016

Posted Mar 9, 2016 by Jon Russell  Source: TechCrunch UK broadcaster Sky is putting focus on emerging markets and online streaming after it made a $45 million investment in iFlix, a one-year-old company that rivals Netflix in Southeast Asia. Sky said that the deal is strategic and it will see the two parties “work together Read More »

Nomva raises Series A for nomming on the go
February 17, 2016

Phenomenal Foods co-founder and CEO Caroline Beckman is her own target customer. She’s young, ambitious, active and healthy — a millennial on the go. Yet the 22-year-old and her partner Nina Church were finding it hard to fit their nutritional needs and desires into their busy lifestyles. “People don’t want to sacrifice the convenience factors Read More »

Wevr Raises $25 Million to Launch the YouTube of Virtual Reality
February 9, 2016

Venice, Calif.-based startup Wevr is building what it hopes will become the YouTube of virtual reality. The company has raised over $25 million from strategic investors to help make Wevr Transport a reality. Transport, which is in private beta, is an online virtual reality content network where creators will be able to publish their work Read More »

Swrve Completes $30 Million Financing Round and Acquisition of adaptiv.io
November 12, 2015

Capital and acquisition to expand Swrve’s leadership in the mobile marketing engagement space   San Francisco, CA – November 11, 2015 – Swrve, a leader in the mobile marketing engagement space, today announced that it has closed a $30 million funding and acquisition round. Swrve has acquired adaptiv.io, a data automation platform for mobile. These Read More »

Jaunt Raises Additional $65 Million to Make VR a Reality for Audiences Worldwide
September 24, 2015

New investors include The Walt Disney Company, Evolution Media Partners and China Media Capital The addition of prominent global media and entertainment investors will enable Jaunt to scale up content creation and technology innovation for Virtual Reality Filmmaking Palo Alto, CA — September 21, 2015, 6:00am PST — Jaunt, the leading company pioneering cinematic virtual Read More »

Fuisz Media Raises $10 Million for Video Ads You Can Touch
August 5, 2015

The media business is obsessed with video ads. Justin Fuisz says his video ads are better — because you can click on them. His Fuisz Media has been working on this idea for a couple of years, and now he has a bit of validation in the form of a $10 million A round led by Evolution Read More »

adaptiv.io and Apsalar Form Strategic Partnership to Provide Omni-channel Mobile Data Intelligence
January 13, 2015

Mobile marketers will be able to leverage the power of adaptiv.io’s proprietary rules engine within Apsalar’s mobile measurement platform to intelligently send their user data to 3rd parties. NEWPORT BEACH, Calif.  January 13, 2015  adaptiv.io and Apsalar today announced a partnership that will offer adaptiv.io’s next generation cross-channel and cross-platform data automation system for online Read More »

SCOPELY SECURES $35 MILLION IN SERIES A FINANCING LED BY EVOLUTION MEDIA PARTNERS AND HIGHLAND CAPITAL PARTNERS
November 13, 2014

Highland’s Andy Hunt and Evolution Media Capital’s Rick Hess Join Board of Directors LOS ANGELES – Nov. 13, 2014 – Scopely has closed a $35M Series A financing round led by Evolution Media Partners (Evolution), a joint venture with TPG Growth, Participant Media, and Evolution Media Capital (EMC) and Highland Capital Partners. In addition, former AT&T Read More »

Sleepy Giant Re-launches as Adaptiv.io, Announces Next Generation Mobile Marketing Automation System
November 6, 2014

Patent-Pending Event Automation Engine Enables App Publishers and Marketers to Increase User Engagement and Monetization from Their Cross-Channel and Cross-Platform Marketing Programs Dynamically NEWPORT, Calif.  November 6, 2014  Today, Sleepy Giant announced the re-branding of the company as adaptiv.io with a new focus on its next generation cross-channel and cross-platform marketing automation system for app Read More »

THE FRED SEGAL COLLECTIVE TO OPEN AT SLS LAS VEGAS ON AUGUST 23
August 18, 2014

Exclusive Partnership Marks First Time a Single Brand Will Occupy All Retail Space in a Resort New York, NY — August 18, 2014 — Iconic Southern California lifestyle brand Fred Segal® today announced it will open The Fred Segal Collective, an exclusive multi-store retail experience, at SLS Las Vegas as part of the hotel’s highly anticipated opening on Read More »

PARTICIPANT MEDIA JOINS EVOLUTION MEDIA CAPITAL AND TPG GROWTH IN GLOBAL MEDIA, SPORTS, AND ENTERTAINMENT VENTURE
May 15, 2014

Evolution Media to Help Accelerate Growth of Young Companies May 15, 2014, Los Angeles, CA – Participant Media, the leading provider of entertainment that inspires, announced today that it has joined TPG Growth, the middle market and growth equity investment platform of global investment firm TPG, and Evolution Media Capital (EMC), a merchant bank focused Read More »

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