#BeetCast Replay: Andre Swanston: Angels Saved My Start-up as VC’s Shut the Door

He had a successful exit when his start-up Tru Optik was sold to data giant Transunion last year.   But it was  tough sledding, building an advanced media data business five years ago.  Now a super-hot sector, Andre was ahead of his time. While he made early progress with product development and industry partnerships, funded from a few […]


Media Need 50 Million Uniques To Make Ads Pay: VC Klein of Index Ventures

LONDON — Time was, investors wouldn’t look a content startup in the face. Lately, we have seen some financial energy go back in to ambitious, content-related companies. But that doesn’t change the challenging outlook, says one leading investor. “Content as original programming remains a very hard category to invest in,” says Saul Klein of Index […]


AOL is Expanding TechCrunch’s Global Footprint as CrunchBase Gets Overhall

LAS VEGAS –  The global emergence of entrepreneurship and the start-up sensibility is powering the  global expansion of TechCrunch, explains Ned Desmond, COO of TechCrunch and head of AOL’s tech publishing group, in this interview with Beet.TV at last week at CES. Desmond says that AOL is relaunching CrunchBase, the online resource for companies and […]


Simulmedia Raises $25 Million in New Venture Round

Simulmedia, a New York based, video advertising technology platform, has raised $25 million in a D venture round, the company announced today.  In June at Cannes Lions, we interviewed founder and CEO Dave Morgan about the company.  We have republished that interview here.  For more on today’s news, please read this article by Peter Kafka […]


Social Video App Maker Magisto Raises $13 Million in C Round (archive video)

Magisto, an Israel-based start up which as found wide success with its App that allows users to easily edit videos and images, has raised a $13 million C venture round from Qualcomm and Scandisk, it was reported today. The app has been downloaded some 13 million times, TechCrunch reports. Last year in Tel Aviv, we […]


TubeMogul Raises $10 Million Round to Expand in Asia

TubeMogul, the Emeryville, California video ad technology company, has raised $10 million additional C round of funding, lead by Singapore-based  SingTel Innov8, the corporate venture capital arm of the SingTel Group, the company announced today. Earlier this year we interviewed TubeMogul CEO and founder Brett Wilson about the company and its opportunities for growth around […]


Wochit Raises $4.75M from Redpoint, Cedar Fund and Greycroft

Wochit, the video news company that aims to “produce ever-fresh, studio-quality news video content about any topic as it happens,” has just closed a $4.75 million series A venture capital round from Redpoint Ventures, Cedar Fund and Greycroft Partners. Beet.TV is republishing this video interview with Co-Founder and CEO Dror Ginzberg filmed in February at our studio in […]


VC Eric Hippeau: Why We Are Investing in Mobile Video News Start-up “NowThisNews”

News consumption is inexorably moving to mobile devices and New York-based start-up “NowThisNews” is making important strides in creating a mobile-first video news platform says veteran publisher Eric Hippeau,  managing director of  VC firm Lerer Ventures, an early investor in NowThis News.  Today, Lerer and other investors announced they would provide $4.8 million in new […]