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Top 73 Media and Entertainment Startups in 2024

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1) Viberate

Viberate

We want to map and standardize the whole global music ecosystem as the world's greatest source of accurate information on all things music.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Slovenia
  • State: Ljubljana Urban Commune
  • City: Ljubljana
  • Started in: 2015
  • Founders: Dejan Roljic, Matej Gregorčič, Uroš Umek, Vasja Veber
  • Number of employees: 101-250
  • Funding: $12,000,000
  • Funding rounds: 3
  • Number of investors: 2 (George Burke, ABC Accelerator)

You can find their website here.

2) Epidemic Sound

Epidemic Sound

Epidemic Sound is a music studio that specializes on creating music for online creators.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Sweden
  • State: Stockholms Lan
  • City: Stockholm
  • Started in: 2009
  • Founders: David Stenmarck, Hjalmar Winbladh, Jan Zachrisson, Oscar Höglund, Peer Åström
  • Number of employees: 251-500
  • Funding: $508,861,893
  • Funding rounds: 5
  • Number of investors: 10 (EQT, Creandum, Blackstone Group, AMF, TIN Fonder)

You can find their website here.

3) Memories

Memories

A safe location to keep and cherish your most precious memories

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Australia
  • State: Victoria
  • City: Melbourne
  • Started in: 2014
  • Founders: Andrew Mackinnon, Andrew Ranger, John Bongiorno
  • Number of employees: 11-50
  • Funding: $13,006,627
  • Funding rounds: 4

You can find their website here.

4) Kumu Holdings

Kumu Holdings

Kumu is a social entertainment platform with the goal of fostering Filipino creativity, community, and commerce.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Philippines
  • State: Manila
  • City: Manila
  • Started in: 2017
  • Founders: Rexy Josh Dorado, Roland Navarro de Ros
  • Number of employees: 51-100
  • Funding: $21,550,000
  • Funding rounds: 5
  • Number of investors: 10 (Endeavor Catalyst, Openspace Ventures, Susquehanna International Group (SIG), Foxmont Capital Partners, Kickstart Ventures)

You can find their website here.

5) BitStar

BitStar

BitStar is a platform for individual influencers, such as YouTubers and TikTokers.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Japan
  • State: Tokyo
  • City: Tokyo
  • Started in: 2014
  • Founders: Taku Watanabe
  • Number of employees: 101-250
  • Funding: ¥2,699,909,306
  • Funding rounds: 8
  • Number of investors: 20 (Global Brain Corporation, East Ventures, SBI Investment, LD Capital, Makers Fund)

You can find their website here.

6) AnyMind Group

AnyMind Group

AnyMind Group is a brand enablement platform that includes software for everything from brand development to manufacturing and e-commerce to marketing and logistics.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Singapore
  • State: Central Region
  • City: Singapore
  • Started in: 2016
  • Founders: Kosuke Sogo, Otohiko Kozutsumi
  • Number of employees: 501-1000
  • Funding: $76,540,454
  • Funding rounds: 7
  • Number of investors: 11 (Line, Gunosy, Dream Incubator, JAFCO Asia, Japan Post Capital)

You can find their website here.

7) STARZ PLAY

STARZ PLAY

In collaboration with the United States, STARZ PLAY offers children's films, Hollywood programs, and documentaries, as well as Arabic programming.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United Arab Emirates
  • State: Dubai
  • City: Dubai
  • Started in: 2014
  • Founders: Danny Bates, Maaz Sheikh, Saleem Bhatti
  • Number of employees: 101-250
  • Funding: $150,000,000
  • Funding rounds: 2
  • Number of investors: 5 (State Street Global Advisors, Delta Partners, Starz Entertainment, SEQ Capital Partners, Ruya Partners)

You can find their website here.

8) ONE Championship

ONE Championship

ONE Championship is a sports media firm that specializes in mixed martial arts.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Singapore
  • State: Central Region
  • City: Singapore
  • Started in: 2011
  • Founders: Chatri Sityodtong
  • Number of employees: 251-500
  • Funding: $336,000,000
  • Funding rounds: 3
  • Number of investors: 6 (Sequoia Capital, Temasek Holdings, Sequoia Capital India, Greenoaks Capital, Mission Holdings)

You can find their website here.

9) Tiqets

Tiqets

Tiqets is a ticketing platform that allows people to search for, purchase, and use museum and attraction tickets.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: The Netherlands
  • State: Noord-Holland
  • City: Amsterdam
  • Started in: 2013
  • Founders: Christiaan Solcer, Luuc Elzinga, Maarten Raaijmakers, Marijn Speelman, Robert Westers
  • Number of employees: 101-250
  • Funding: $105,450,000
  • Funding rounds: 7
  • Number of investors: 4 (Airbnb, HPE Growth, Capital Mills, Investion)

You can find their website here.

10) memmo.me

memmo.me

Memmo.me is a website that allows actors, sportsmen, artists, and other celebrities to send personalised video messages to their fans.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Sweden
  • State: Stockholms Lan
  • City: Stockholm
  • Started in: 2019
  • Founders: Gustav Lundberg Toresson, Tobias Bengtsdahl
  • Number of employees: 51-100
  • Funding: $12,000,000
  • Funding rounds: 2
  • Number of investors: 23 (FJ Labs, Left Lane Capital, Spencer Rascoff, Luxor Capital Group, Lukasz Gadowski)

You can find their website here.

11) 17LIVE

17LIVE

17LIVE is a non-profit organization dedicated to empowering artists and entertaining the world.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Taiwan
  • State: T'ai-pei
  • City: Taipei
  • Started in: 2017
  • Number of employees: 251-500
  • Funding: $51,500,000
  • Funding rounds: 3
  • Number of investors: 8 (InnoVen Capital, Pavilion Capital, Vertex Growth Fund, Stonebridge Capital, Stonebridge Ventures)

You can find their website here.

12) CHILI

CHILI

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

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Italy
  • State: Lombardia
  • City: Milano
  • Started in: 2012
  • Founders: Giorgio Tacchia, Stefano Flamia, Stefano Parisi
  • Number of employees: 101-250
  • Funding: € 26,400,000
  • Funding rounds: 8
  • Number of investors: 5 (Warner Bros., Viacom, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Paramount Pictures, Antares Private Equity)

You can find their website here.

13) Mys Tyler

Mys Tyler

Mys Tyler is a mobile fashion app that connects women of similar size, shape, and style to each other.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Australia
  • State: New South Wales
  • City: Sydney
  • Started in: 2020
  • Founders: David Vandenberg, Jessica Yung, Sarah Neill
  • Number of employees: 1-10
  • Funding: A$755,000
  • Funding rounds: 2
  • Number of investors: 1 (Antler)

You can find their website here.

14) Tier IV

Tier IV

Tier IV creates open source software for self-driving cars.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Japan
  • State: Tokyo
  • City: Tokyo
  • Started in: 2015
  • Founders: Shinpei Kato
  • Number of employees: 101-250
  • Funding: $1,252,485,095
  • Funding rounds: 5
  • Number of investors: 11 (Sony Innovation Fund, UTEC - The University of Tokyo Edge Capital Partners, KDDI, SPARX Group, JAFCO Japan)

You can find their website here.

15) Ichikara

Ichikara

Ichikara is a corporation that uses technology to transform entertainment.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Japan
  • State: Tokyo
  • City: Tokyo
  • Started in: 2017
  • Founders: Tazumi Riku
  • Number of employees: 101-250
  • Funding: ¥2,600,000,000
  • Funding rounds: 3
  • Number of investors: 7 (SBI Investment, Legend Capital, ITOCHU Corporation, Innovation Network Corporation of Japan, KLab)

You can find their website here.

16) Collab Asia

Collab Asia

Collab Asia works to improve the creation, distribution, and consumption of content.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Singapore
  • State: Central Region
  • City: Singapore
  • Started in: 2017
  • Founders: Allen Lee, Eugene Choi
  • Number of employees: 101-250
  • Funding: $10,500,000
  • Funding rounds: 2
  • Number of investors: 4 (Altos Ventures, Samsung Ventures, NCore Ventures, Gorilla Private Equity)

You can find their website here.

17) Musixmatch

Musixmatch

Musixmatch is a music AI startup that creates algorithms and tools for music discovery, recommendation, and search based on lyrics.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Italy
  • State: Emilia-Romagna
  • City: Bologna
  • Started in: 2010
  • Founders: Francesco Delfino, Gianluca delli Carri, Giuseppe Costantino, Massimo Ciociola, Valerio Paolini
  • Number of employees: 101-250
  • Funding: $19,335,379
  • Funding rounds: 6
  • Number of investors: 7 (Piton Capital, P101, United Ventures, Micheli Associati, Roberto Condulmari)

You can find their website here.

18) Azerion

Azerion

Azerion is a media and technology company with a local presence that produces safe, dependable, and valuable content on a European scale.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: The Netherlands
  • State: Noord-Holland
  • City: Schiphol
  • Started in: 2018
  • Number of employees: 1001-5000
  • Funding: € 12,500,000
  • Funding rounds: 1

You can find their website here.

19) Freeda Media

Freeda Media

Freeda's purpose is to inspire good change by sharing genuine women's stories.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Italy
  • State: Lombardia
  • City: Milan
  • Started in: 2016
  • Founders: Andrea Scotti Calderini, Gianluigi Casole
  • Number of employees: 101-250
  • Funding: $30,300,000
  • Funding rounds: 4
  • Number of investors: 9 (Endeavor Catalyst, Alven, Rancilio Cube, UniCredit Group, U-Start)

You can find their website here.

20) Bauer Media

Bauer Media

Bauer Media is a magazine publisher that publishes a variety of media.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Germany
  • State: Hamburg
  • City: Hamburg
  • Started in: 1875
  • Number of employees: 11-50
  • Funding: £1,800,000
  • Funding rounds: 1

You can find their website here.

21) Contents First

Contents First

The creators of Tappytoon, the world's leading digital-first comics site and daily destination for more than 4 million people. English/French/German

Details of the startup:

  • Country: South Korea
  • State: Seoul-t'ukpyolsi
  • City: Seoul
  • Started in: 2013
  • Founders: Ernest Woo, Sun Bang
  • Number of employees: 51-100
  • Funding: ₩39,500,000,000
  • Funding rounds: 6
  • Number of investors: 9 (SOSV, Chinaccelerator, MOX, KB Investment, Bon Angels Venture Partners)

You can find their website here.

22) Gen.G Esports

Gen.G Esports

Gen.G is the premier esports organization that connects the United States and Asia.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: South Korea
  • State: Seoul-t'ukpyolsi
  • City: Seoul
  • Started in: 2017
  • Founders: Kent Wakeford, Kevin Chou, Mike Li, Phillip Hyun
  • Number of employees: 51-100
  • Funding: $46,000,000
  • Funding rounds: 4
  • Number of investors: 14 (Battery Ventures, New Enterprise Associates, Canaan Partners, Stanford University, SVB Capital)

You can find their website here.

23) SMARTSTUDY

SMARTSTUDY

SmartStudy is a multinational entertainment firm. Pinkfong and Monster Super League are two examples of our high-quality animation and gaming entertainment.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: South Korea
  • State: Seoul-t'ukpyolsi
  • City: Seoul
  • Started in: 2010
  • Founders: Ryan Seungkyu Lee
  • Number of employees: 101-250
  • Funding: $12,000,000
  • Funding rounds: 1
  • Number of investors: 3 (DT Capital Partners, KDB Capital, IBK Capital)

You can find their website here.

24) Kambr

Kambr

Software, consulting, and content are all used to improve airline revenue performance.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: The Netherlands
  • State: Noord-Holland
  • City: Amsterdam
  • Started in: 2019
  • Founders: Chris Anthony, Jason Kelly, Martin Kaduc, Michael Peters
  • Number of employees: 11-50
  • Funding: $7,000,000
  • Funding rounds: 2
  • Number of investors: 11 (GGV Capital, Global Founders Capital, Founder Collective, Silicon Badia, C2 Ventures)

You can find their website here.

25) ADQ

ADQ

ADQ is a holding corporation that owns a number of large businesses.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United Arab Emirates
  • State: Abu Dhabi
  • City: Abu Dhabi
  • Started in: 2018

You can find their website here.

26) OverActive Media Group

OverActive Media Group

OverActive Media Group is a global esports and entertainment company that specializes in a variety of esports titles.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Canada
  • State: Ontario
  • City: Toronto
  • Started in: 2018
  • Founders: Adam Adamou, Babak Pedram
  • Number of employees: 11-50
  • Funding: $22,152,924
  • Funding rounds: 4
  • Number of investors: 6 (Chetrit Ventures, Abel Makkonen Tesfaye, First Serve Partners, Sheldon Pollack, Adam Adamou)

You can find their website here.

27) GoPlay

GoPlay

GoPlay is Indonesia's Gojek's video streaming service.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Indonesia
  • State: Jakarta Raya
  • City: Jakarta
  • Started in: 2019
  • Funding: $15,000,000
  • Funding rounds: 1
  • Number of investors: 5 (Golden Gate, Openspace Ventures, ZWC Partners, Ideosource VC, Redbadge Pacific)

You can find their website here.

28) NEXPLAY

NEXPLAY

NEXPLAY is the only all-in-one gaming entertainment and esports ecosystem designed specifically for today's gamers.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Singapore
  • State: Central Region
  • City: Singapore
  • Started in: 2017
  • Founders: Gabriel Benito, Mayank Parekh
  • Number of employees: 11-50
  • Funding: $940,000
  • Funding rounds: 2

You can find their website here.

29) MediBang

MediBang

MediBang is an internet-based communication company that helps people communicate through art.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Japan
  • State: Tokyo
  • City: Tokyo
  • Started in: 2014
  • Number of employees: 11-50
  • Funding: ¥540,000,000
  • Funding rounds: 2
  • Number of investors: 1 (B Dash Ventures)

You can find their website here.

30) Resemble AI

Resemble AI

Resemble Custom Voices are created by AI utilizing unique Deep Learning models capable of producing realistic Speech Synthesis.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Canada
  • State: Ontario
  • City: Toronto
  • Started in: 2018
  • Founders: Saqib Muhammad, Zohaib Ahmed
  • Number of employees: 11-50
  • Funding: $2,000,000
  • Funding rounds: 2
  • Number of investors: 7 (Craft Ventures, Betaworks, Canaan Partners, Firstminute Capital, AET Fund)

You can find their website here.

31) WinZO

WinZO

WinZO is a mobile e-sports social game platform that rewards participants with cash and prizes.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: India
  • State: Delhi
  • City: New Delhi
  • Started in: 2018
  • Founders: Chanchal Kurele, Paavan Nanda, Saumya Singh Rathore
  • Number of employees: 51-100
  • Funding: $45,500,000
  • Funding rounds: 5
  • Number of investors: 12 (Hike, Kalaari Capital, Makers Fund, Courtside Ventures, Stephen Pagliuca)

You can find their website here.

32) Pepper Content

Pepper Content

Pepper Content is a content-mediation platform that links writers with content-hungry businesses.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: India
  • State: Maharashtra
  • City: Mumbai
  • Started in: 2017
  • Founders: Anirudh Singla, Rishabh Shekhar
  • Number of employees: 11-50
  • Funding: $4,506,066
  • Funding rounds: 2
  • Number of investors: 19 (YourStory, Titan Capital, Gaurav Munjal, Lightspeed India Partners, Alok Mittal)

You can find their website here.

33) Play Shifu

Play Shifu

PlayShifu is an EdTech company that provides teaching and learning tools for kids aged 4 to 12.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: India
  • State: Karnataka
  • City: Bengaluru
  • Started in: 2016
  • Founders: Dinesh Advani, Vivek Goyal
  • Number of employees: 51-100
  • Funding: $28,438,340
  • Funding rounds: 5
  • Number of investors: 10 (Trifecta Capital Advisors, Chiratae Ventures, Chiratae Ventures, Survam Partners, Inflexor Ventures)

You can find their website here.

34) BookMyShow

BookMyShow

BookMyShow is an online ticketing service for movies, theaters, and sporting events in India.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: India
  • State: Maharashtra
  • City: Mumbai
  • Started in: 1999
  • Founders: Ashish Hemrajani, Parikshit Dar, Rajesh Balpande
  • Number of employees: 501-1000
  • Funding: $224,500,000
  • Funding rounds: 6
  • Number of investors: 6 (Accel, Stripes, SAIF Partners, Network18, TPG Growth)

You can find their website here.

35) unlu

unlu

unlu is a celebrity interaction platform that enables consumers and brands to receive endorsements from well-known figures.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: India
  • State: Haryana
  • City: Gurgaon
  • Started in: 2020
  • Founders: Akshay Pruthi, Anurag Dalia, Himanshu Periwal, Vipul Agrawal
  • Number of employees: 11-50
  • Funding: $1,284,058
  • Funding rounds: 2
  • Number of investors: 4 (Nexus Venture Partners, Mumbai Angels, EXPERT DOJO, TiE Pune)

You can find their website here.

36) Myelin Foundry

Myelin Foundry

Myelin Foundry creates Artificial Intelligence algorithms for edge devices based on video, audio, and sensor data.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: India
  • State: Karnataka
  • City: Bengaluru
  • Started in: 2019
  • Founders: Aditi Olemann, Ganesh Suryanarayanan, Gopichand Katragadda
  • Number of employees: 11-50
  • Funding: $2,001,796
  • Funding rounds: 4
  • Number of investors: 5 (International Finance Corporation, Endiya Partners, Stellaris Venture Partners, Beyond Next Ventures, Pratithi Investment Trust)

You can find their website here.

37) TVF

TVF

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

Details of the startup:

  • Country: India
  • State: Maharashtra
  • City: Mumbai
  • Started in: 2015
  • Founders: Dhawal Gusain
  • Number of employees: 101-250
  • Funding: $20,970,000
  • Funding rounds: 3
  • Number of investors: 1 (Tiger Global Management)

You can find their website here.

38) Hungama

Hungama

The largest aggregator, developer, publisher, and distributor of Bollywood and South Asian content is Hungama Digital Media Entertainment.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: India
  • State: Maharashtra
  • City: Mumbai
  • Started in: 1999
  • Founders: Neeraj Roy
  • Number of employees: 501-1000
  • Funding: $165,000,000
  • Funding rounds: 3
  • Number of investors: 4 (Bessemer Venture Partners, Intel Capital, Xiaomi, Rakesh Jhunjhunwala)

You can find their website here.

39) Mega Games

Mega Games

Mega Games is a real-money online gaming site.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: India
  • State: Karnataka
  • City: Bengaluru
  • Started in: 2018
  • Number of employees: 1-10
  • Funding: ₹141,300,000
  • Funding rounds: 1
  • Number of investors: 1 (Accel India)

You can find their website here.

40) NetEase Cloud Music

NetEase Cloud Music

NetEase Cloud Music is an online music portal with streaming capabilities.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: China
  • State: Beijing
  • City: Beijing
  • Started in: 2013
  • Founders: William Lei Ding
  • Number of employees: 251-500
  • Funding: $1,408,826,860
  • Funding rounds: 4
  • Number of investors: 10 (Alibaba Group, General Atlantic, CICC, Baidu, Shanghai Media Group)

You can find their website here.

41) FTX

FTX

FTX is a mobile game developer who works online.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: China
  • State: Guangdong
  • City: Shenzhen
  • Started in: 2008
  • Founders: Zheng Tang
  • Number of employees: 251-500
  • Funding: CN¥13,000,000
  • Funding rounds: 2
  • Number of investors: 5 (Falcon, Honghuang Keji, Juanchuan Keji, Yongxing Zheng Keji, Qianhai Xinheli)

You can find their website here.

42) Kuaikan Manhua

Kuaikan Manhua

Kuaikan Manhua is an internet store where customers may purchase e-comic books.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: China
  • State: Beijing
  • City: Beijing
  • Started in: 2014
  • Founders: Anni Chen, Runchao Li, Ye Mingxiang
  • Number of employees: 51-100
  • Funding: $354,219,925
  • Funding rounds: 5
  • Number of investors: 10 (Tencent, Sequoia Capital, Coatue, CMC Capital Group, KUNLUN)

You can find their website here.

43) Memu Play

Memu Play

Memu Play is a company that makes game-assist tools.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: China
  • State: Shanghai
  • City: Xuhui
  • Started in: 2014
  • Founders: Xiaowei Yang
  • Number of employees: 11-50
  • Funding: CN¥13,000,000
  • Funding rounds: 2
  • Number of investors: 3 (FH Capital, BIANFENG.COM, HuaJie Investment)

You can find their website here.

44) Mangatoon

Mangatoon

Mangatoon is a mobile application for reading comics and manga.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: China
  • State: Shanghai
  • City: Changning
  • Started in: 2014
  • Number of employees: 10001+
  • Funding: $10,000,000
  • Funding rounds: 2
  • Number of investors: 3 (Lianshang Literature, Engage Capital, Vision Plus Capital)

You can find their website here.

45) Mango TV

Mango TV

Mango TV is a Chinese television broadcasting company.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: China
  • State: Hunan
  • City: Changshan
  • Started in: 2006
  • Founders: Ruobo Zhang
  • Number of employees: 251-500
  • Funding: CN¥2,500,000,000
  • Funding rounds: 2

You can find their website here.

46) Hupu

Hupu

Hupu is a forum for sports comments and news.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: China
  • State: Shanghai
  • City: Shanghai
  • Started in: 2004
  • Founders: Shawn Cheng
  • Number of employees: 501-1000
  • Funding: $337,927,040
  • Funding rounds: 5
  • Number of investors: 5 (CICC, ByteDance, Greenwoods Asset Management, Haitong Kaiyuan Investment, Quansheng Investment)

You can find their website here.

47) Rivergame

Rivergame

Rivergame is an online game developer based in China.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: China
  • State: Beijing
  • City: Beijing
  • Started in: 2018
  • Number of employees: 1-10
  • Funding: CN¥3,000,000
  • Funding rounds: 1
  • Number of investors: 1 (Elex Technology)

You can find their website here.

48) TT Yuyin

TT Yuyin

TT Yuyin is a mobile gaming social platform.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: China
  • State: Guangdong
  • City: Guangzhou
  • Started in: 2014
  • Founders: Ke Song
  • Number of employees: 251-500
  • Funding: $100,485,860
  • Funding rounds: 3
  • Number of investors: 4 (Matrix Partners China, Orchid Asia Group Management, Rastar, Huoerguosi Dianjing Chuangye Touzi Guanli Co., Ltd.)

You can find their website here.

49) Zlongame

Zlongame

Zlongame is a company that focuses in game development.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: China
  • State: Beijing
  • City: Beijing
  • Started in: 2015
  • Number of employees: 51-100
  • Funding: CN¥100,000,000
  • Funding rounds: 1
  • Number of investors: 3 (CMC Capital Group, 37 Interactive Entertainment, Xizang Taifu)

You can find their website here.

50) Yidian Zixun

Yidian Zixun

Yidian Zixun is a mobile news aggregator that caters to certain interests.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: China
  • State: Beijing
  • City: Beijing
  • Started in: 2013
  • Founders: Jeff Zheng, Xuyang Ren
  • Number of employees: 501-1000
  • Funding: $178,200,000
  • Funding rounds: 4
  • Number of investors: 2 (Phoenix New Media, Long De Cheng Zhang Culture Communication)

You can find their website here.

51) Dadi Cinema

Dadi Cinema

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

Details of the startup:

  • Country: China
  • State: Guangdong
  • City: Guangzhou
  • Started in: 2006
  • Number of employees: 5001-10000
  • Funding: CN¥1,000,000,000
  • Funding rounds: 1
  • Number of investors: 1 (Alibaba Pictures)

You can find their website here.

52) Nonolive

Nonolive

Nonolive is a video live streaming app and a mobile game.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: China
  • State: Guangdong
  • City: Guangzhou
  • Started in: 2016
  • Number of employees: 101-250
  • Funding: $13,366,847
  • Funding rounds: 3
  • Number of investors: 7 (Alibaba Group, JOYY, Douyu TV, UCWeb, Engage Capital)

You can find their website here.

53) Legou Games

Legou Games

Legou Games is a mobile game developer and publisher.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: China
  • State: Sichuan
  • City: Chengdu
  • Started in: 2017
  • Number of employees: 101-250
  • Funding: CN¥13,000,000
  • Funding rounds: 2
  • Number of investors: 2 (Tap4Fun, Shanghai Lilisi Touzi Guanli Youxian Gongsi)

You can find their website here.

54) Xiaoming Taiji

Xiaoming Taiji

Xiaoming Taiji is a comics, animation, film, television, and gaming platform.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: China
  • State: Hubei
  • City: Wuhan
  • Started in: 2016
  • Number of employees: 501-1000
  • Funding: CN¥150,000,000
  • Funding rounds: 2
  • Number of investors: 2 (iQiyi, Cast China Fund)

You can find their website here.

55) Special Gamez

Special Gamez

Special Gamez is a firm that creates and publishes mobile games.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: China
  • State: Sichuan
  • City: Chengdu
  • Started in: 2016
  • Number of employees: 101-250
  • Funding: CN¥3,000,000
  • Funding rounds: 1
  • Number of investors: 1 (Guangyao Xingkong Equity Investment)

You can find their website here.

56) SOOGIF

SOOGIF

SOOGIF is a startup that provides a platform for amusing visual content.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: China
  • State: Shanghai
  • City: Xuhui
  • Started in: 2015
  • Number of employees: 11-50
  • Funding: CN¥33,000,000
  • Funding rounds: 3
  • Number of investors: 4 (Will Hunting Capital, ONES Ventures, Sunland Investment, People's Jintai investment)

You can find their website here.

57) Zhiyin Manke

Zhiyin Manke

Zhiyin Manke is a platform for sharing humorous content online.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: China
  • State: Hubei
  • City: Wuhan
  • Started in: 2008
  • Number of employees: 11-50
  • Funding: CN¥567,000,000
  • Funding rounds: 1
  • Number of investors: 3 (Changjiangyun, Kashi (Hubei) Wenhua Chanye Jijin Guanli Youxian Gongsi, Hubei Changjiang Guangdianwen Chuangtouzi)

You can find their website here.

58) Midu Reader

Midu Reader

Midu Reader is a company that creates mobile reading platforms.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: China
  • State: Shanghai
  • City: Shanghai
  • Started in: 2018
  • Number of employees: 11-50
  • Funding: $224,000,000
  • Funding rounds: 3
  • Number of investors: 1 (CMC Capital Group)

You can find their website here.

59) Universal Music Group

Universal Music Group

Universal Music Group is a global music publishing, recording, and merchandising company.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United States
  • State: California
  • City: Santa Monica
  • Started in: 1934
  • Founders: David Gould
  • Number of employees: 10001+
  • Funding: $45,368,869,030
  • Funding rounds: 3
  • Number of investors: 3 (Tencent, Tencent Music Entertainment, Bill Ackman)

You can find their website here.

60) AXIOS

AXIOS

Axios is a media organization that publishes important and reliable news and commentary.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United States
  • State: Virginia
  • City: Arlington
  • Started in: 2016
  • Founders: Jim VandeHei, Mike Allen, Roy Schwartz
  • Number of employees: 101-250
  • Funding: $57,000,000
  • Funding rounds: 3
  • Number of investors: 11 (Emerson Collective, Lerer Hippeau, Greycroft, Headline, WndrCo)

You can find their website here.

61) Genies

Genies

Genies is an avatar technology firm that creates avatars for individuals and groups.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United States
  • State: California
  • City: Venice
  • Started in: 2017
  • Founders: Akash Nigam, Evan Rosenbaum, Jake Adams, Matt Geiger
  • Number of employees: 51-100
  • Funding: $116,964,358
  • Funding rounds: 10
  • Number of investors: 57 (Dapper Labs, Polychain, New Enterprise Associates, Foundation Capital, NetEase)

You can find their website here.

62) NTWRK

NTWRK

NTWRK is the first and only live streaming video commerce platform designed for Generation Z and Millennials.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United States
  • State: California
  • City: Los Angeles
  • Started in: 2018
  • Number of employees: 51-100
  • Funding: $10,000,000
  • Funding rounds: 2
  • Number of investors: 6 (Live Nation Entertainment, Foot Locker, Aubrey Graham (Drake), UTA Ventures, Jimmy Iovine)

You can find their website here.

63) Fanatiz

Fanatiz

Fanatiz is a sports streaming platform providing live and on-demand sports channels.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United States
  • State: Florida
  • City: Miami
  • Started in: 2017
  • Founders: Matias Rivera Larrain
  • Number of employees: 11-50
  • Funding: $17,022,158
  • Funding rounds: 2
  • Number of investors: 1 (777 Partners)

You can find their website here.

64) Pluto TV

Pluto TV

Pluto TV is the most popular free streaming television provider in the United States.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United States
  • State: California
  • City: Los Angeles
  • Started in: 2013
  • Founders: Ilya Pozin, Tom Ryan
  • Number of employees: 251-500
  • Funding: $51,800,000
  • Funding rounds: 6
  • Number of investors: 17 (Universal Music Group, LionTree, Great Oaks Venture Capital, U.S. Venture Partners, Samsung Ventures)

You can find their website here.

65) Snapchat

Snapchat

In industrialized nations such as North America and Europe, Snapchat is one of the most popular social networking apps.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United States
  • State: California
  • City: Pacific Palisades
  • Started in: 2011
  • Number of employees: 1001-5000
  • Funding: $59,999,934
  • Funding rounds: 2
  • Number of investors: 1 (Alto Partners Multi-Family Office)

You can find their website here.

66) Bungie

Bungie

From a spooky one-bedroom apartment with two males to a fully-loaded game studio with free food, there's something for everyone.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United States
  • State: Washington
  • City: Bellevue
  • Started in: 1991
  • Founders: Alexander Seropian, Jason Jones
  • Number of employees: 501-1000
  • Funding: $100,000,000
  • Funding rounds: 1
  • Number of investors: 1 (NetEase)

You can find their website here.

67) GoNoodle

GoNoodle

GoNoodle encourages children to be their smartest, strongest, bravest, silliest, and best selves by getting them moving.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United States
  • State: Tennessee
  • City: Nashville
  • Started in: 2010
  • Founders: John Herbold, Scott McQuigg
  • Number of employees: 11-50
  • Funding: $10,900,000
  • Funding rounds: 4
  • Number of investors: 4 (Children's Health, Campbell Soup Company, SSM Partners, Chrysalis Ventures)

You can find their website here.

68) Red Ventures

Red Ventures

A collection of well-known businesses, digital platforms, and strategic alliances that assist individuals in making life's most significant decisions.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United States
  • State: South Carolina
  • City: Fort Mill
  • Started in: 2000
  • Founders: Dan Feldstein, Mark Brodsky, Ric Elias
  • Number of employees: 1001-5000
  • Funding: $250,000,000
  • Funding rounds: 3
  • Number of investors: 4 (Silver Lake, General Atlantic, QED Investors, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board)

You can find their website here.

69) Specular Theory, Inc.

Specular Theory, Inc.

Award-winning virtual reality, augmented reality, and artificial intelligence (VR/AR/AI) training applications for the defense and commercial sectors. A Phase III SBIR firm. The company is based in Los Angeles, California.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United States
  • State: California
  • City: Venice
  • Started in: 2013
  • Founders: Morris May, Ryan Pulliam
  • Number of employees: 1-10
  • Funding: $5,700,000
  • Funding rounds: 2
  • Number of investors: 1 (Toba Capital)

You can find their website here.

70) Topgolf Entertainment Group

Topgolf Entertainment Group

Topgolf Entertainment Group is a technology-enabled sports and entertainment community with a global reach.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United States
  • State: Texas
  • City: Dallas
  • Started in: 2000
  • Founders: Dave Jolliffe, Steve Jolliffe
  • Number of employees: 5001-10000
  • Funding: $301,360,257
  • Funding rounds: 4
  • Number of investors: 1 (Providence Equity Partners)

You can find their website here.

71) Patreon

Patreon

Patreon is a website that connects musicians and other artists with their supporters.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United States
  • State: California
  • City: San Francisco
  • Started in: 2013
  • Founders: Jack Conte, Sam Yam
  • Number of employees: 501-1000
  • Funding: $413,300,000
  • Funding rounds: 8
  • Number of investors: 34 (Index Ventures, New Enterprise Associates, SV Angel, CRV, Tiger Global Management)

You can find their website here.

72) Splice

Splice

Splice is a music-creation technology platform that automates the process of making and sharing music.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United States
  • State: New York
  • City: New York
  • Started in: 2013
  • Founders: Matt Aimonetti, Steve Martocci
  • Number of employees: 101-250
  • Funding: $159,749,998
  • Funding rounds: 6
  • Number of investors: 22 (First Round Capital, True Ventures, SV Angel, BoxGroup, Union Square Ventures)

You can find their website here.

73) Substack

Substack

Substack is a platform allowing freelance writers to create newsletters based on subscriptions.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United States
  • State: California
  • City: San Francisco
  • Started in: 2017
  • Founders: Christopher Best, Hamish McKenzie, Jairaj Sethi
  • Number of employees: 51-100
  • Funding: $82,420,000
  • Funding rounds: 4
  • Number of investors: 15 (FundersClub, Andreessen Horowitz, Garage Capital, Y Combinator, Fifty Years)

You can find their website here.

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