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Venture Capital News: CuriosityStream Raises $140M

SILVER SPRING, MD, CuriosityStream has announced approximately $140 million in private placement funding.
CuriosityStream, the award-winning factual streaming service launched by Discovery Channel founder and media visionary John Hendricks, is today announcing approximately $140 million in private placement funding to fuel the company's next phase of growth.

Stifel Investment Banking acted as sole placement agent. New investors include Blum Capital Ventures and TimesSquare Capital Management.

CuriosityStream will use the proceeds of the offering, in addition to its other revenue sources, to boost spending on world-class factual programming, drive technological advancement in content discovery, and market the service globally.

"This is an important step in a significant effort to connect CuriosityStream with viewers around the world," said Clint Stinchcomb, President and CEO of CuriosityStream. "Hundreds of millions of people globally are migrating to on demand television and entertainment. We are in the middle of a seismic shift in consumer behavior, and this funding will accelerate the dynamic growth we achieved in the last 12 months."

At the end of 2018, the company reached the landmark milestone of 1 million paying subscribers and saw its content library grow to more than 2,000 titles. By the end of 2019, CuriosityStream anticipates that viewers will be able to choose from 3,000+ titles including more exclusive originals available in 4K.

CuriosityStream is the exciting solution for viewers hungry for high-quality documentaries and series across the full spectrum of the factual genre, that are increasingly harder to find on traditional networks. CuriosityStream features award-winning exclusive original programming as well as some of the best titles from the most respected filmmakers around the world. CuriosityStream is available on most devices and platforms worldwide, available to watch anytime, anywhere, without commercial interruption.


Launched by Discovery Communications founder and media visionary John Hendricks, CuriosityStream is the award-winning streaming and on-demand destination where viewers can journey through our world and beyond. Our immersive experiences feature experts from Stephen Hawking and David Attenborough to Veritasium's Derek Muller, stunning visuals, and unrivaled storytelling to demystify science, nature, history, technology, society, and lifestyle. With over 2,000 documentary features and series, many in Ultra HD 4K, including exclusive originals, CuriosityStream is available worldwide to watch on TV, desktop, mobile and tablets. Find us on the web and via Roku, Apple TV, Xbox One, Amazon Fire TV and Sprint and Google Chromecast, iOS and Android, as well as Amazon Prime Video Channels, YouTube TV, Sling TV, DISH, VRV, Comcast Xfinity on Demand, Cox, Layer3 TV, Sony, LG, Samsung and VIZIO smart TVs, and several other platforms and global distributors.
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