Third quarter a barn-burner for mobile, online video fundraising

It has been a banner quarter for online video companies and their mobile video counterparts, with the combined sectors raising more than $236.5 million in the third quarter.

VideoNuze reports it's the best three-month period since the second quarter of 2010, when venture firms ponied up $247 million, and marks a stark contrast to the April-May period this year when only $84 million was raised.

Investments in Tango, Tremor Video, Thought Equity Motion, Vidyo and Zenverge accounted for 62 percent, or $146.6 million of the quarter's total.

Overall, VideoNuze said, 20 companies saw big VC infusions and two others, Ooyala--with funding from Motorola Mobility--and ClipSync--whose funding came from RealNetworks--also were on the receiving end.

VideoNuze put together this list:
Company / Funding amount / Lead investor

  • ClipSync / Undisclosed / RealNetworks
  • Shelby.tv / $1.5M / Avalon Ventures
  • SupersonicAds / $4.2M / Greylock Israel
  • Tango/ $42M / Draper Fisher Jurvetson
  • Joyus/ $7.9M / Accel Partners, Harrison Metal
  • Movieclips.com / $7M / MK Capital
  • Roku / $12M / Existing investors
  • Thought Equity Motion / $25M / Shamrock Capital Advisors
  • Taboola / $9M / Crescent Point
  • Innovid / $9.5M / Sequoia Capital
  • Chill.com / $1.5M / Kleiner Perkins, Redpoint, Atlas Venture
  • Mobovivo /$1.1M / Undisclosed
  • Tremor Video / $37M / W Capital Partners
  • Ooyala / Undisclosed / Motorola Mobility
  • Base79 / $3.75M / MMC Ventures
  • Magisto / $5.5M / Horizon Ventures
  • Klip / $2M / Matrix Partners
  • Visible Measures / $13M / DAG Ventures
  • Vidyo / $22.5M / QuestMark Partners
  • Zenverge / $20.5M / Entropic, CID Group, Woodside Fund
  • mDialog / $5M / BlackBerry Partners Fund
  • Twitvid / $6.5M / Azure Capital Partners

For more:
- see this VideoNuze article

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Thought Equity Motion scores $25M in funding
Digitalsmiths lands $12.5M in Series C funding, adds Technicolor as stakeholder
Encoding.com lands $2M in new venture capital
Boxee scores $16.5 million in Series C funding round
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