Q3 '10 saw strong continued investment interest in the online video industry, with at least 14 private companies raising at least $149.4 million, according to sources I track. The largest amount however, $50 million, went to Chinese video portal Tudou. If that amount were backed out, then the approximately $100 million remaining would actually be the lowest quarterly total since Q2 '09. Total financings over the last 4 quarters are approximately $756.1 million.
The big news of the quarter though, was in industry deals. At least 11 acquisitions were announced or completed in Q3, which are listed after the investments below. In other industry news, Blockbuster declared bankruptcy, capping its long demise, and rumors of Hulu's plans to go public surfaced.
Following are the financings and acquisitions that I tracked during the quarter, the date disclosed and new investors identified if applicable. Links are provided to the companies' press releases, or to relevant media coverage if none could be found (note that I haven't verified media coverage with companies themselves). If I've missed anything or you find an inaccuracy, please post a comment.
Elemental ($7.5M) - July 27 - Steamboat, General Catalyst, Voyager Capital
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