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.
- a16z podcast by Andreessen Horowitz
- The Riff by Box Group’s David Tisch and Union Square Ventures’ Andy Wiessman
- Traction by NextView Ventures
- Collective Wisdom for Tech Startups by Founder Collective
- Startup School Radio by Y Combinator
- Ventured by Kleiner Perkins
- The Balderton Podcast by Balderton Capital
- Notion Capital, by Notion Capital
- Venture Perspectives by Scale Venture Partners
- Origins by Notation Capital
- Lead by Menlo Ventures
- Greymatter by Greylock Partners
- Bothsides TV by Upfront Ventures
- The Full Rachet by Nick Moran of New Stack Ventures
- The Bootstrapped VC by Backstage Capital
- Human Proof of Concept by Janelle Anderson of CTI Life Sciences
- Acquired by David Rosenthal of Madrona Ventures
- Running Through Walls by Venrock
- A Healthy Dose by Steve Kraus of Bessemer Venture Partners and Trevor Price of Oxeon Partners
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)