VC  Digital News Ventures -ventures/

     Office Locations:

37 West 20th Street
Suite 801
New York, NY 10011
Phone: 212-807-1304
Fax: 212-807-0540

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  • Seed



  • Communications & Networking
  • Media & Digital Media



    In 2012, the Media Development Investment Fund (MDIF) launched Digital News Ventures to make equity investments in early-stage news and information businesses. Digital News seeks to invest in entrepreneurs who are creating tools and services for news businesses to be viable in the digital age. It's parent company, MDIF, provides affordable debt, equity and quasi-equity financing for projects that advance a news organization's economic potential from its PRI (Program Related Investment) Fund as well as through Digital News. To date, MDIF has provided more than $128 million in affordable financing, while writing off less than 3% of the total invested. Although there is no absolute maximum or minimum investment, the average loan is about $650,000, with interest rates averaging approximately 7.5%. Digital News Ventures is a global, mission-oriented fund.

    Investment Firm Key

       VC = Venture Capital
       PE = Private Equity
       A = Angel
       I = Incubator
       MB = Merchant Bank
       VD = Venture Debt
       FI = Family Investment Office
       FOF = Fund of Funds
       ED = Economic Development Office   
       TT = Technology Transfer Office
       CVC = Corporate Venture Capital
       SEC = Secondary Purchaser
       HF = Hedge Fund/Mutual Fund
    Venture Capital
    Seed Stage
    (includes "pre-seed," or
    concept stage)
    No Revenue
    Early StageMinimal
    Growth Stage
    (also called Mid-stage)
    Expansion Stage
    (also called Late-stage)
    $7M and greater
    Private Equity
    Lower Middle Market$10M-$249M
    Middle Market$250M-$499M
    Upper Middle Market$500M-$1B
    Large Cap>$1B

    Investment Team:

    Name   Title
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    Anna Krynska Chief Investment Officer
    Elena Popovic Secretary and General Counsel
    Harlan Mandel Chief Executive Officer
    Jaroslaw Gora Senior Investment Advisor
    Mari Budesa Chief Financial Officer


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