Q1 of 2019 Has Been the Best Quarter Ever for Podcast Related Investments

The Venture Capitalists are not only investing in the podcast industry at an all-time high, they are also embracing this medium in ways we haven’t seen since they started blogging a decade ago.

Some of the VCs who also have a podcast. From Fortune.

In Q1 of 2019, there has already been a total of $160.3MM raised for podcast technology companies. The second highest quarter raised was Q3 of 2017 at $135.7. (Q4 2007 is off — Only $75MM raised for 1 company (HowStuffWorks)

According to CrunchBase, since 2004, there have been a total of 130 funding rounds for podcast related companies with $716.3M in total investment.

Of these 255 companies, there have been a total of 16 acquisitions.

The types of funding by stage vary but 51 companies raised a seed round that added up to about $20MM in funding or roughly $390k per seed round.

The category of podcasting is by far the most funded category.

The top 3 most funded podcast related companies are Patreon (4 rounds and $105.9M in funding), Luminary Media (2 Rounds and $100M in funding) and Himalaya Media (1 Round and $100M in funding)

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