Melbourne-based startup Listium’s online platform allows users to create attractive, bespoke lists that can be shared on social media.
FanDuel acquires NumberFire; Palette raises $1 million; BuzzFeed raises $200 million from NBC Universal
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.