Post Tagged with: "Knight Foundation"

Watchup Raises $1 Million from Microsoft Ventures and Others
/ February 5, 2014 3:57 pm
Watchup Raises $1 Million from Microsoft Ventures and Others

TechCrunch reports that Watchup has raised $1 million from investors including Microsoft Ventures, StartX, the Knight Foundation, Campus Televideo founder Ned Lamont, TV news producer Tom Yellin, and angel investor Gerry McIntyre. Watchup works as a video news aggregator. It determines your favorite channels and delivers your everyday newscast based on your personalization. . Read More

Spark Capital Leads $8 Million Deal for Upworthy
/ September 17, 2013 12:22 pm
Spark Capital Leads $8 Million Deal for Upworthy

Spark Capital, a Boston-based venture capital firm, has led the $8 million first round of venture capital for Upworthy, a developer of online video analytics and search technology. Founded 18 months ago, Upworthy is also backed by Catamount Ventures; Uprising, a new firm; and the Knight Foundation, a funder of journalism and media innovation companies. Read More

Videolicious Raises $2.25 Million
/ August 12, 2013 12:48 pm
Videolicious Raises $2.25 Million

TechCrunch reports that Videolicious, a mobile app, which allows users to create and share videos online, has raised $2.25 Million in funding from the Washington Post Company, Amazon.com, and the Knight Foundation. The round was led by Venture51 and Social Leverage, along with participation of existing investors such as Joanne Wilson, Trestle Ventures, and Quotidian Ventures. Read More

KQED, Knight Foundation and PRX launch $2.5m media incubator
/ December 3, 2012 2:33 pm
KQED, Knight Foundation and PRX launch $2.5m media incubator

KQED, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and Public Radio Exchange (PRX) have launched Matter Ventures, a new startup accelerator aiming to provide a needed boost to fledgling media entrepreneurs. . Read More

Coco & Co.’s ‘Way’ takes home top Games for Change award
[with videos]
/ June 21, 2012 9:35 am
Coco & Co.’s ‘Way’ takes home top Games for Change award <br />[with videos]

Three titles took home awards at the 9th Annual Games for Change Festival, honoring their achievement in using entertainment and engagement for social good. Read More

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Google to Provide $5 Million in Grants to Journalism Non-Profits
/ October 26, 2010 11:10 am

Mountain View, Calif. - Google (NASD: GOOG) announced on Tuesday that it will provide $5 million in grant money to non-profits "working to develop new approaches to journalism in the digital age."

The company is providing $2 million to the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, half of which will be earmarked to support U.S. grant-making, with the other half going to the Knight News Challenge, which accepts proposals from anywhere in the world.

The News Challenge has fostered projects such as DocumentCloud, which aims to [...].

Investigative News Network Gets $200K, Hires CEO
/ June 10, 2010 3:10 pm

Los Angeles - Investigative News Network, a public service journalism venture backed by 32 non-profit news publishers, has received $200,000 in new grant money and named former TheWrap.com COO Kevin Davis as its inaugural CEO, PaidContent reported. The new two-year grant comes from the Knight Foundation.

 

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