Innovid Raises $4mil for Pre-Roll, Mobile, Europe

Interactive pre-roll providers, Innovid, announced a strategic investment from Deutsche Telekom’s T-Ventures to accelerate their growth and pave the way for their entry into the mobile market, connected TV, as well as Europe. Genesis Partners, who lead the company’s Series A round, also participated in the $4 mil raise.

Earlier in the week, Innovid [...]

Blip.TV Raises $10m from Canaan & Bain

Congrats to Mike Hudak, Dina Kaplan and the team at Blip.TV. Today the company announced a $10 million series C round, lead by Canaan Partners and Bail Capital.

Peter Kafka interviewed Mike yesterday. Here’s the video.

Google Buys into Adressable Ads; Takes on Canoe

Google is moving more aggressively into the addressable advertising market, leading a $23+ million financing round in INVIDI, a technology company aligned with agency GroupM to begin serving ads to DISH Network and DirecTV subscribers in the coming months. More interesting, in a deal announced last month, bitter rivals DirecTV and DISH are working together [...]

Freewheel Raises More Cash

Video monetization technology company FreeWheel today announced it has closed $16.8 million in strategic institutional funding. New investor Steamboat Ventures, a venture capital firm affiliated with The Walt Disney Company, joined existing investors Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., Battery Ventures, and Foundation Capital to complete the round.

For those of you unfamiliar with their offering, FreeWheel’s [...]

YuMe Raises $25 Mil

Video ad technology provider (and network) YuMe announced today that they have secured a $25 mil round of funding, led by Menlo Ventures, a new investor in the company.

The question of “why” is somewhat vague in the press release. By all accounts – including the release – the company is doing quite well, following [...]