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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. 



Timeline

1995

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Funded Companies

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

DroneBase is a Santa Monica, California-based logistics company founded by Eli Tamanaha.

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Signal AI is a Brooklyn-based artificial intelligence company.

SparkCognition is an artificial intelligence company.

The Plum Guide is a London-based company.

Snappy Gifts is a New York City-based company.

GeoPhy is a Netherlands-based financial technology company.

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

People

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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

Associate





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3D Hubs







Cogito Corporation







Duality







FreightWaves







GeoPhy







Share2







Signal AI







SparkCognition







The Plum Guide







Zendrive







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