NowThis News

  • Thrillist, NowThis, The Dodo and Seeker form a new, Discovery-backed holding company

    Thrillist, NowThis, The Dodo and Seeker form a new, Discovery-backed holding company

    Four digital media organizations are coming together to form a new holding company — and they’ve also raised $100 million in additional funding from Discovery Communications. Those four companies are Thrillist (lifestyle), NowThis Media (video news), The Dodo (animals) and Discovery’s digital network Seeker (including its production studio SourceFed). Thrillist’s Ben… Read More

  • NowThis teams up with immigration lobby group FWD.us

    NowThis teams up with immigration lobby group FWD.us

    Video news startup NowThis is partnering with FWD.us, the immigration lobbying group backed by Mark Zuckerberg and other tech executives, to tackle one of the biggest issues in this year’s election cycle. Last night at South by Southwest, the two organizations announced a partnership where NowThis is creating a video series focused on immigration. NowThis President Athan Stephanopoulos… Read More

  • Video News Startup NowThis Raises $16.2M Led By Axel Springer

    Video News Startup NowThis Raises $16.2M Led By Axel Springer

    NowThis just announced that it has raised $16.2 million in Series D funding. The round was led by German media company Axel Springer — which, in addition to previously investing in the startup’s $6 million Series C, recently bought Business Insider and invested in Thrillist. Previous backers Oak Investments, NBC News Group and Softbank also participated. Read More

  • NowThis Media Raises Another $6M To Deliver Video News Stories In Less Than A Minute

    NowThis Media Raises Another $6M To Deliver Video News Stories In Less Than A Minute

    NowThis Media, which covers the news with videos that are usually around 15 or 30 seconds long, is announcing that it has raised $6 million in Series C funding. NowThis was founded by Kenneth Lerer (chairman at BuzzFeed and co-founder of the Huffington Post) and Eric Hippeau (former CEO of the Huffington Post), with backing from their firm Lerer Hippeau Ventures. The startup launched in 2012… Read More

  • MSNBC And NowThis News Team Up For New Series, “15 Seconds To Truth”

    MSNBC And NowThis News Team Up For New Series, “15 Seconds To Truth”

    Get ready for 15-second news segments on MSNBC. Following an announcement in January that NBCUniversal News Group had made a strategic investment in mobile news startup NowThis News, the companies are announcing their first collaboration on regular programming, with a show called “15 Seconds to Truth.” As you can probably guess, each segment will be 15 seconds long (a format… Read More