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Top 31 News Startups in 2024

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If you’re in the News industry or are interested in starting a company in this space, this article dives into 31 of the hottest fast-growing News startups.


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1) OneFootball

OneFootball

News, scores, stats, and more on the ultimate football media platform.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Germany
  • State: Berlin
  • City: Berlin
  • Started in: 2008
  • Founders: Lucas Cranach
  • Number of employees: 251-500
  • Funding: $141,957,137
  • Funding rounds: 5
  • Number of investors: 5 (Earlybird Venture Capital, Union Square Ventures, Lakestar, Adidas, Evolution Media)

You can find their website here.

2) e27

e27

e27 is a media firm that covers the Asian technology startup scene with reporting and news.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Singapore
  • State: Central Region
  • City: Singapore
  • Started in: 2007
  • Founders: Mohan Belani, Thaddeus Koh
  • Number of employees: 11-50
  • Funding: $3,465,000
  • Funding rounds: 3
  • Number of investors: 10 (Ardent Capital, Spacemob, B Dash Ventures, Linear Venture, Convergence Ventures)

You can find their website here.

3) 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.

4) Sesamy

Sesamy

Remove yourself from the clutches of zombie subscriptions. You simply have to pay for the material you want. Use any app or device to consume.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Sweden
  • State: Stockholms Lan
  • City: Stockholm
  • Started in: 2021
  • Founders: Karl Rosander, Mans Ulvestam, Markus Ahlstrand
  • Number of employees: 1-10
  • Funding: SEK44,000,000
  • Funding rounds: 1
  • Number of investors: 3 (Edastra Venture Capital, Peter Dahlberg, GP Bullhound)

You can find their website here.

5) Investing.com

Investing.com

Investing.com is a website that provides financial market tools and information.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Cyprus
  • State: Nicosia
  • City: Nicosia
  • Started in: 2007
  • Founders: Dror Efrat, Lonny Szneiberg
  • Number of employees: 251-500
  • Funding: $300,000
  • Funding rounds: 1

You can find their website here.

6) Tech in Asia

Tech in Asia

With yearly conferences in Singapore, Tokyo, and Jakarta, Tech in Asia (YC W15) is the go-to media platform for Asia's tech community.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Singapore
  • State: Central Region
  • City: Singapore
  • Started in: 2010
  • Founders: Willis Wee
  • Number of employees: 51-100
  • Funding: $16,990,000
  • Funding rounds: 6
  • Number of investors: 10 (East Ventures, Y Combinator, Pegasus Tech Ventures, Walden International, M&S Partners)

You can find their website here.

7) 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.

8) 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.

9) NewsWhip

NewsWhip

NewsWhip is the world's largest engagement database, allowing customers to see what their audience is interested in right now.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Ireland
  • State: Dublin
  • City: Dublin
  • Started in: 2011
  • Founders: Andrew Mullaney, Paul Quigley
  • Number of employees: 51-100
  • Funding: $9,100,000
  • Funding rounds: 6
  • Number of investors: 22 (500 Startups, Enterprise Ireland, Social Starts, MATTER, The Associated Press)

You can find their website here.

10) The News Lens

The News Lens

The News Lens is a Chinese-language independent media outlet that covers critical news, social, and political concerns.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Taiwan
  • State: T'ai-pei
  • City: Taipei
  • Started in: 2013
  • Founders: Mario Yang
  • Number of employees: 101-250
  • Funding: $13,000,000
  • Funding rounds: 5
  • Number of investors: 22 (500 Startups, Kevin Lin, Steve Chen, North Base Media, Walden International)

You can find their website here.

11) YourStory

YourStory

YourStory.com is a media website that focuses on India's startup scene.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: India
  • State: Karnataka
  • City: Bengaluru
  • Started in: 2008
  • Founders: Shradha Sharma
  • Number of employees: 101-250
  • Funding: $8,469,522
  • Funding rounds: 3
  • Number of investors: 6 (Qualcomm Ventures, Kalaari Capital, 3one4 Capital, Ratan Tata, Mohandas Pai)

You can find their website here.

12) Droom

Droom

Droom is an online vehicle marketplace that is powered by technology and data science.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: India
  • State: Haryana
  • City: Haryana
  • Started in: 2014
  • Founders: Sandeep Aggarwal
  • Number of employees: 251-500
  • Funding: $133,000,000
  • Funding rounds: 7
  • Number of investors: 10 (BEENEXT, Digital Garage, DG Ventures, Lightbox, Toyota Tsusho)

You can find their website here.

13) The Better India

The Better India

The Better India is an endeavor to highlight the positive aspects of India.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: India
  • State: Karnataka
  • City: Bengaluru
  • Started in: 2008
  • Founders: Anuradha Kedia, Dhimant Parekh
  • Number of employees: 1-10
  • Funding: $3,673,730
  • Funding rounds: 2
  • Number of investors: 3 (Elevar Equity, TPG Growth, Intellecap Impact Investment Network)

You can find their website here.

14) Heckyl

Heckyl

Heckyl provides real-time financial data, news analytics, and market and company heatmaps.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: India
  • State: Maharashtra
  • City: Mumbai
  • Started in: 2010
  • Founders: Abhijit Vedak, Jaison Mathews, Mukund Mudras, Som Sagar
  • Number of employees: 51-100
  • Funding: $7,473,462
  • Funding rounds: 6
  • Number of investors: 6 (Notion Capital, Chiratae Ventures, Chiratae Ventures, SeedFund.in, Microsoft Accelerator Bangalore)

You can find their website here.

15) Josh Talks

Josh Talks

Josh Talks is a company that creates films and events with the goal of inspiring people to dream big and achieve even more.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: India
  • State: Haryana
  • City: Haryana
  • Started in: 2015
  • Founders: Shobhit Banga, Supriya Paul
  • Number of employees: 101-250
  • Funding: $1,500,000
  • Funding rounds: 2
  • Number of investors: 7 (Rohit Chanana, Girish Mathrubootham, Media Development Investment Fund, Apurva Chamaria, Sunny Nagpal)

You can find their website here.

16) 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.

17) 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.

18) 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.

19) Dongqiudi

Dongqiudi

Dongqiudi is a website that provides news, commentary, league rankings, and video feeds of football matches from across the world.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: China
  • State: Beijing
  • City: Beijing
  • Started in: 2013
  • Founders: Chen Cong
  • Number of employees: 1-10
  • Funding: $66,442,502
  • Funding rounds: 3
  • Number of investors: 3 (Sequoia Capital China, Tianxing Capital, Arena Capital Partners)

You can find their website here.

20) Ganji

Ganji

Ganji.com is a Chinese classifieds website where users may post and share local information like used cars, jobs, and other items.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: China
  • State: Beijing
  • City: Beijing
  • Started in: 2005
  • Founders: Mark Yang
  • Number of employees: 51-100
  • Funding: $298,000,000
  • Funding rounds: 5
  • Number of investors: 6 (Sequoia Capital China, The Carlyle Group, Tiger Global Management, BlueRun Ventures, NGP Capital)

You can find their website here.

21) 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.

22) Built In

Built In

Built In is an online community for tech businesses and startups.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United States
  • State: Illinois
  • City: Chicago
  • Started in: 2010
  • Founders: Adam Calica, Maria Christopoulos Katris, Maria Katris, Matt Moog
  • Number of employees: 51-100
  • Funding: $29,925,000
  • Funding rounds: 5
  • Number of investors: 14 (Invenergy, Service Provider Capital, Updata Partners, MATH Venture Partners, David Cohen)

You can find their website here.

23) Happs

Happs

Happs is a real-time news portal that broadcasts breaking news from around the world.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United States
  • State: California
  • City: Santa Monica
  • Started in: 2019
  • Founders: Drew Shepard, Mark Goldman
  • Number of employees: 11-50
  • Funding: $4,700,000
  • Funding rounds: 2
  • Number of investors: 10 (Goodwater Capital, Crosslink Capital, Bullpen Capital, Corazon Capital, Rob Hayes)

You can find their website here.

24) NPR

NPR

NPR is a multiplatform news organization and producer of radio programs that transmits national and international news.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United States
  • State: District of Columbia
  • City: Washington D.C.
  • Started in: 1970
  • Founders: Doug Mitchell, Fabian Pfortmüller
  • Number of employees: 501-1000
  • Funding: $21,700,000
  • Funding rounds: 2
  • Number of investors: 2 (Eric Schmidt, Wendy Schmidt)

You can find their website here.

25) Reddit

Reddit

Reddit is a social media network that allows users to share links, produce content, and participate in discussions about topics that interest them.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United States
  • State: California
  • City: San Francisco
  • Started in: 2005
  • Founders: Alexis Ohanian, Steve Huffman
  • Number of employees: 501-1000
  • Funding: $919,049,748
  • Funding rounds: 8
  • Number of investors: 28 (Tencent, Craft Ventures, Sequoia Capital, Andreessen Horowitz, 500 Startups)

You can find their website here.

26) BuzzFeed

BuzzFeed

BuzzFeed is a multiplatform digital media firm that distributes news and entertainment to a global audience.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United States
  • State: New York
  • City: New York
  • Started in: 2006
  • Founders: Ankit Gupta, John Johnson, Jonah Peretti
  • Number of employees: 1001-5000
  • Funding: $496,300,000
  • Funding rounds: 8
  • Number of investors: 15 (General Atlantic, New Enterprise Associates, Andreessen Horowitz, SV Angel, Lerer Hippeau)

You can find their website here.

27) Medium

Medium

Medium is a social publishing platform that brings people together to share their thoughts and opinions on important topics.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United States
  • State: California
  • City: San Francisco
  • Started in: 2011
  • Founders: Biz Stone, Jason Goldman
  • Number of employees: 101-250
  • Funding: $132,000,000
  • Funding rounds: 3
  • Number of investors: 20 (Andreessen Horowitz, SV Angel, Spark Capital, Science, Betaworks)

You can find their website here.

28) 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.

29) OZY Media

OZY Media

OZY Media is a premium media and entertainment company that covers TV, events, podcasts, and news for curious individuals.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United States
  • State: California
  • City: Mountain View
  • Started in: 2012
  • Founders: Carlos Watson, Louise Rogers, Samir Rao
  • Number of employees: 51-100
  • Funding: $70,300,000
  • Funding rounds: 4
  • Number of investors: 15 (Axel Springer, Emerson Collective, LionTree, iHeartMedia, VentureSouq)

You can find their website here.

30) Business Insider

Business Insider

Business Insider is a website that provides the most up-to-date news on business, celebrities, and technology.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United States
  • State: New York
  • City: New York
  • Started in: 2007
  • Founders: Henry Blodget, Kevin Ryan
  • Number of employees: 501-1000
  • Funding: $55,600,000
  • Funding rounds: 7
  • Number of investors: 15 (Andreessen Horowitz, Jeff Bezos, RRE Ventures, Institutional Venture Partners, Bezos Expeditions)

You can find their website here.

31) Jellysmack

Jellysmack

Jellysmack uses technology to create and power social video channels.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United States
  • State: New York
  • City: New York
  • Started in: 2016
  • Founders: Michael Philippe, Robin Sabban, Swann Maizil
  • Number of employees: 101-250
  • Funding: $22,000,000
  • Funding rounds: 4
  • Number of investors: 7 (SoftBank Vision Fund, Partech, Highland Europe, Interplay Ventures, OneRagtime)

You can find their website here.

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