Music, film, and media can be categorized as entertainment segments.¬†Today’s innovations in these three areas can come from technology and solution.¬†As an example, music, film, and media is available through the click of a computer mouse or through mobile phones.¬†Film venture capital firms, for instance, may focus on businesses that have solutions and advancements for special effects. On the other hand, film financing may be necessary for the production and filming of a movie.¬† Film funding can be provided by angel investors in or out of the industry as well as film venture capital companies. Most companies offering music, film, and media venture capital are northeast venture capital firms.
In the past years, the music industry has represented more than $40 billion in annual revenue in the United States.¬†With advances such as mobile ringtone and music downloading, companies such as Napster are in demand.¬† Consumers search for¬†convenience and on-the-go¬†capabilities.¬†Music financing and¬†media¬†funding can¬†meet these demands as well as¬†deliver changes.¬†Media¬†venture capital firms, for example,¬†can back businesses with anything from mobile applications and social media¬†platforms¬†to portable media players and non-traditional advertising services.¬†Music funding, like film financing, can¬†be used for the¬†music production¬†or start up¬†production¬†ventures.
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Kohlberg Ventures specializes in investments across the clean technology,¬†digital media, and consumer-related¬†industries.¬† It provides early stage funding with¬†amounts¬†ranging from $100,000 to $10 million. Kohlberg Ventures is currently investing its¬†second fund, which totals $25 million.
General Catalyst Partners provides venture capital and growth equity to companies in the areas of new media and Internet, clean energy, and software/systems/services.¬† Growth equity funding amounts can range from $10 million to $50 million to support acquisition and organic growth, recapitalizations, spin-outs, and buyouts.
MC Venture Partners is a multi-stage¬†private equity firm specializing in the media, communications, and technology industries with¬†average transactions ranging from $5 million to $50 million.¬†¬†They¬†support companies through¬†ownership transitions, start up needs, and growth financing.
DN Capital Limited focuses on start up businesses within the software and¬†digital media markets.¬† The company typically invests amounts of 1 million to 10 million euros in the United States and Europe.
Seaport Capital provides mezzanine funding and equity¬†financing ranging from $5 million to $20 million to US-based businesses specializing in media, communications, and information/business services. Seaport Capital has invested in businesses¬†including Independence¬†Media, Strategic Publications, and Elias Arts.
Clarity Partners LP is a private equity firm¬†focusing on Southern California venture capital in the communications,¬†media, and business service sectors¬†with annual revenues of at least $20 million.¬† The company supports businesses in leveraged buyouts, divestitures, recapitalizations, and growth needs.¬† Typical¬†investment amounts are between $15 million and $100 million.
iZi Media Capital¬†provides funding to companies¬†in the non-traditional media¬†and marketing segments including ethic media, campus/university marketing, digital media, and online media. iZi Media Capital provides funding for buyouts as well as growth initiatives.¬† The company is based in New York.
Union Square Ventures is a New York-based venture capital firm providing early stage¬†financing to companies specializing in web services.¬† The firm typically provides investments of $1 million or¬†more depending on the opportunity.
Springboard¬†Enterprises is a leading¬†venture capital firm specializing in backing women-led businesses.¬†¬†Since its inception in 2000, Springboard Enterprises has¬†invested in more than 400 companies and¬†also aided portfolio companies in raising¬†a total of $5 billion.