federated-media

  • Rumor: Federated Media Takes $50 Million On A $200 Million Valuation

    Federated Media (FM) has rumored to have raised $50 million from Oak Hill Capital Partners on a $200 million valuation, according to VentureBeat. Total funding for Federated Media to-date would be $57.4 million. So what would Federated Media do with $50 million: Invest in sites. From a March interview: Battelle: Well, I can’t say specifically what we might do with any money that we… Read More

  • Federated Media's Battelle Slams Rival, Hints At Investing In Publishers

    Two thing jumped out at me when I read a CNET interview with John Battelle of Federated Media this morning – his direct criticism of competitor Glam Media as a “flavor of the month,” and his suggestion that he may take equity stakes in his publishers. Full disclosure – Federated Media is our ad selling partner. Sometimes we love them. Sometimes, not so much. Glam Media… Read More

  • SXSW 2008: Facebook, Federated Media had them some parties

    [photopress:IMG_0155.jpg,full,center] A party report was long overdue. There’s so many of them here at SXSW that, honestly, it gets a little old after a while. I brought my camera to the ones I went to and wanted to share them with y’all. The two “best” parties last night were the ones hosted by Federated Media and Facebook. I wish I could explain why these parties… Read More

  • Federated Media Weighing Its Options

    CNET is reporting that tech-focused advertising network Federated Media (which sells advertising on our behalf) is looking for a new round of financing. CNET is basing this partially on our previous report that they hired investment bank Savvian to represent them after they turned down a $100 million acquisition offer, plus a new source that says the company is looking at term sheets… Read More

  • Technorati To Launch Blogger Advertising Network

    Through a variety of sources we’ve confirmed that Technorati is making plans for a major shift in its going forward strategy, and is also considering a number of corporate development transactions. First, they’ve been pitching venture capitalists on another round of financing. That’s not surprising – their last round, $10.5 million, was in June 2006. The company has… Read More

  • Battelle Turns Down $100 Million Offer For FM Publishing. Decides To Shop Around For a Higher Price.

    Yesterday, news started circulating that Federated Media Publishing hired Savvian, a boutique San Francisco investment bank, to shop around the blog ad network to potential buyers. This action was taken after FM Publishing was approached by several investors. One investor, we have learned, put a $100 million buyout offer on the table for the entire company, which FM Publishing… Read More