Melbourne-based startup Listium’s online platform allows users to create attractive, bespoke lists that can be shared on social media.
It’s been another busy week around the startup space in terms of acquisitions and funding. A week after sinking $200 million into Vox Media, NBC Universal has invested another $200 million in BuzzFeed, Kik has raised $50 million from Chinese giant Tencent, and fantasy sports startup FanDuel has acquired NumberFire. Closer to home, SwatchMate raised $1 million and rebranded to Palette, and Swift raised $675,000.
The founders of Tagroom.com, Niro James, Patrick Varden (Sydney) and Yasmin Walter (Perth) could be worth a couple of million each right now.
If you believe the rhetoric, you would think BuzzFeed, the media startup launched by Jonah Peretti in 2006, is the apocalypse for journalists everywhere.