The News Lens

Taiwan-based media startup The News Lens raises Series C for its international growth plans

The News Lens launched in 2013 as an independent news site for Taiwanese readers disenchanted with the country’s tabloid-ridden media. Now it has 9 million monthly unique readers, offices in Taipei

The News Lens takes a big step for Asian indie media with its first acquisition

Founded four years ago to reach millennials disenchanted with Taiwan's scandal-obsessed media, The News Lens is growing up fast. The Taipei-based company announced it has agreed to buy Inside, one of

Taiwanese media startup The News Lens lands deal with top video studio Dawin

Taiwanese digital media startup The News Lens launched only four years ago, but it quickly became one of the country’s most prolific news sources by leveraging social media to reach younger viewers.

The News Lens raises Series B to challenge Asia’s traditional media companies

The News Lens, an online journalism startup that aims to be the voice of reason in Asia’s raucous media landscape, will focus on creating more original video content after landing a Series B round.

Indie Media Startup The News Lens Wants To Be A Balanced Voice Of Reason For Asia

Since launching two years ago, Taiwan-based media startup The News Lens has gained a readership of five million readers a month by presenting a levelheaded alternative to the country’s scandal-obses

Taiwan-Based Media Startup The News Lens Raises Series A To Grow Its Global Viewership

The News Lens, an independent news site based in Taipei, has scooped up its series A. The exact amount of the funding was undisclosed, but the startup tells TechCrunch it was between $1 million to $2

How Independent Media Around The World Can Flourish

Independent media has historically faced an uphill slog. Before the Internet, organizations had to deal with printing costs and very limited distribution networks. Web 2.0 gave them new outlets, but d

With Angel Funding From Top Media Veterans, The News Lens Wants To Reshape Journalism In Taiwan

Earlier this month, The News Lens, an independent media startup in Taiwan, announced that it had received angel funding from Marcus Brauchli, whose resume includes top editing positions at the Washing