Hearst Ventures

Hearst Ventures

Global venture capital firm investing on media, information and technology companies.

Hearst Ventures is a global venture capital firm that is a unit of Hearst Communications. It was founded in 1995 in the Greater New York Area. Hearst Communications is one of US’s largest diversified media and information companies.

Through the years, it has made strategic investments in companies that focus on media, information and technology. Since it invested in Netscape in 1995, Hearst Ventures has grown to become one of the most active and successful corporate venture companies.

Hearst Ventures is a 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. It has more than $1 billion invested as of 2019.

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BuzzFeed is digital media and technology company delivering news and entertainment content.

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Zendrive is a smartphone-based data analytics and transportation safety platform.

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Duality Technologies Inc. is a New Jersey-based company.

The Plum Guide is a London-based company.

LiveSafe is an occupational safety and health company.

NEXAGE is a Boston-based company.

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David Famolari

Managing Director

Edward P. Zebrowski Scott

Finance Director

Gil Canaani

Director, Hearst Ventures Israel

Katie Hu

Director, Hearst Ventures China

Ken Bronfin

Senior Managing Director

Megumi Ikeda

Managing Director, Hearst Ventures Europe

Scott English

Senior Managing Director, Head of US Investments

Scott English

Senior Managing Director, Head of US Investments

Teia Negoita

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