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9 Startups in the Film Industry

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There are a lot of things to consider when building a new startup - where to get funding, how to validate your idea, and what features should the product have.

One of the challenges, however, is finding a market that is willing to pay for your solution without even knowing what it is yet.

While some people say this makes your idea too vague and hard to monetize, there’s actually good news.

There’s more money in this space than ever before by angels investing in early-stage companies.

If you're building a Film startup, you must check these 9 fast-growing companies.


9 Film Startups

1) Hulu

1) Hulu

Hulu is an online video service that streams a variety of popular episodes, snippets, movies, and documentaries.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United States
  • City: Los Angeles
  • Started in: 2007
  • Founders: Elizabeth Comstock, Jason Kilar
  • Number of employees: 1001-5000
  • Funding amount: $683,000,000
  • Number of funding rounds: 3
  • Number of investors: 3

You can find their website here.

2) WME

2) WME

WME (William Morris Endeavor) is primarily a talent agency that represents performers in all areas of the entertainment industry.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United States
  • City: Beverly Hills
  • Started in: 2009
  • Founders: Ariel Emanuel
  • Number of employees: 501-1000
  • Funding amount: $650,000,000
  • Number of funding rounds: 3
  • Number of investors: 3

You can find their website here.

3) TVF

3) TVF

TVF Play is an Indian premium entertainment portal aimed at teenagers.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: India
  • City: Mumbai
  • Started in: 2015
  • Founders: Dhawal Gusain
  • Number of employees: 101-250
  • Funding amount: $20,970,000
  • Number of funding rounds: 3
  • Number of investors: 1

You can find their website here.

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4) CHILI

4) CHILI

CHILI is a multi-platform entertainment marketplace for movie and television enthusiasts.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Italy
  • City: Milano
  • Started in: 2012
  • Founders: Giorgio Tacchia, Stefano Flamia, Stefano Parisi
  • Number of employees: 101-250
  • Funding amount: € 26,400,000
  • Number of funding rounds: 8
  • Number of investors: 5

You can find their website here.

5) Dadi Cinema

5) Dadi Cinema

Nan Hai Cinema is a Nan Hai Corp company that manages and operates movie theaters.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: China
  • City: Guangzhou
  • Started in: 2006
  • Number of employees: 5001-10000
  • Funding amount: CN¥1,000,000,000
  • Number of funding rounds: 1
  • Number of investors: 1

You can find their website here.

6) Taobao Movie

6) Taobao Movie

Alibaba Pictures Group bought Taobao Movie, an online ticketing site developed by Alibaba.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: China
  • City: Hangzhou
  • Started in: 2014
  • Founders: Yuan Yuan
  • Number of employees: 501-1000
  • Funding amount: CN¥1,700,000,000
  • Number of funding rounds: 1
  • Number of investors: 5

You can find their website here.

7) Linmon Pictures

7) Linmon Pictures

Linmon Pictures is a small-scale production company.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: China
  • City: Shanghai
  • Started in: 2014
  • Founders: Chen Fei, Xiao Su, Xu Xiao'ou, Yuan Zhou
  • Number of employees: 51-100
  • Funding amount: $91,362,281
  • Number of funding rounds: 3
  • Number of investors: 6

You can find their website here.

8) Easy Entertainment

8) Easy Entertainment

Easy Entertainment provides scripting, production, distribution, and talent management services for cinema and television.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: China
  • City: Beijing
  • Started in: 2014
  • Number of employees: 11-50
  • Funding amount: CN¥3,000,000
  • Number of funding rounds: 1
  • Number of investors: 1

You can find their website here.

9) Mtime

9) Mtime

Mtime is an online database containing Chinese film and TV serial information, trailers, posters, pictures, and reviews.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: China
  • City: Beijing
  • Started in: 2004
  • Founders: Rila Ma
  • Number of employees: 51-100
  • Funding amount: $14,000,000
  • Number of funding rounds: 4
  • Number of investors: 4

You can find their website here.

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