Hearst Ventures
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Business Overview

Hearst Ventures makes strategic investments in companies operating at the intersection of media, information and technology. Starting with its investment in Netscape in 1995, Hearst Ventures has grown to become one of the most active and successful corporate venture funds. Hearst Ventures is global investment group with offices in NYC, London, Beijing and Tel-Aviv. Notable investments include Via Transportation, Buzzfeed, Roku, Sling Media, HootSuite, Brightcove, E Ink, Pandora, and XM Satellite Radio. Hearst Ventures is a unit of Hearst, one of the nation’s largest diversified media and information companies.

Founded
1995
Investor type
Corporate Venture Capital
Business model preference
B2B, B2C
Series preference
Series E
Capital raised
$1,000,000,000
Offering preference
Software
AI type preference
Artificial Intelligence, Computer Vision, Deep Learning, Machine Learning, Natural Language Generation, Natural Language Processing, Speech Recognition
Sectors
Automotive Cryptographic Cyber Security Data Protection Data Science Enterprise Intellectual Property Ride Service

Team

Hearst Ventures
Gil Canaani
Managing Director

Investment Portfolio

Startup

Operating Status

Offering Type

Business Model

Total Funding

AI Employees

Duality Technologies
Active
Software
B2B
$20 M
8
Via
Active
Software
B2C
$587.1 M
30

Investment Rounds History

Startup

Date Announced

Funding Round

Amount Raised

Investors

March 2020
Series E
$200 M
View All Investors (11 Total)
October 2019
Series A
$16 M
View All Investors (3 Total)
May 2016
Series C
$100 M
View All Investors (9 Total)

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