FierceIPTV presents the top venture cap fund raisers in the online video space, as compiled from PE Week and VentureBeat among other sources. The top five include a YouTube challenger in Paris, two California video distributors and two from China. Runners-up are listed below, as are companies in the online video distribution support space.
The top five:
Two-year-old Paris video aggregator Dailymotion SA secured $34 million in venture cap in May from Advent Venture Partners LLP of London and AGF Private Equity of Paris. Dailymotion raised about $9.5 million last year from Atlas Venture and Paris-based Partech International.
Launched in 2003 and based in Palo Alto, Calif., MetaCafe was the seventh most visited video site in July and August. It received $30 million in a second round of funding in August.
The San Diego video-sharing site started by former Disney executive Michael Eisner, raised $26 million in a second round of funding in June, led by Highland Capital Partners and DAG Ventures; Accel Partners and Benchmark Capital also contributed. The business received $15 million in its first round. Veoh was the ninth most visited video site in August.
UUSee, a Chinese video distribution Website, raised $23.5 million in funding, with Draper Fisher Jurvetson and Highland Capital leading, and Steamboat contributing, in March.
Chinese online video-sharing site Toudou.com raised $18 million from JAFCO in April.
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