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
  • / $1.5M / Avalon Ventures
  • SupersonicAds / $4.2M / Greylock Israel
  • Tango/ $42M / Draper Fisher Jurvetson
  • Joyus/ $7.9M / Accel Partners, Harrison Metal
  • / $7M / MK Capital
  • Roku / $12M / Existing investors
  • Thought Equity Motion / $25M / Shamrock Capital Advisors
  • Taboola / $9M / Crescent Point
  • Innovid / $9.5M / Sequoia Capital
  • / $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

Related articles:
Thought Equity Motion scores $25M in funding
Digitalsmiths lands $12.5M in Series C funding, adds Technicolor as stakeholder lands $2M in new venture capital
Boxee scores $16.5 million in Series C funding round
Video companies see $150 million in new financing, 10 acquisitions in Q3

Suggested Articles

Subscription video streaming services are increasing their share of the money consumers spend each year on internet TV and movies.

Facebook just released a batch of new updated features for its video platforms across live, Watch Party and Creator Studio.

A new lawsuit is alleging that AT&T inflated subscriber totals for DirecTV Now (which has been renamed AT&T TV Now) by creating fake accounts for the…