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A+E Networks

Founders Shane Smith


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Total investments 15
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 13
Rounds per year 0.39
Lead investments 3
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 4
Key employees 2

Areas of investment

  • Digital Media
  • Publishing
  • Virtual Reality
  • Media and Entertainment
  • Video

A+E Networks appeared to be the Corporate Investor, which was created in 1984. The main office of represented Corporate Investor is situated in the New York. The company was established in North America in United States.

The current fund was established by Shane Smith, Shane Smith. Besides them, we counted 1 critical employee of this fund in our database.

The standard case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 3-4 partakers. Despite the A+E Networks, startups are often financed by Vayner/RSE, Thomas Lehrman, Third Wave Digital. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Viacom, Upslope Ventures, Union Grove Venture Partners. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by The Walt Disney Company, U.S. Venture Partners (USVP), TCV.

The increased amount of exits for fund were in 2019. Deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars are the general things for fund. The fund is generally included in less than 2 deals every year. Speaking about the real fund results, this Corporate Investor is 16 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other organizations. This A+E Networks works on 2 percentage points less the average amount of lead investments comparing to the other organizations. The top activity for fund was in 2017. The average startup value when the investment from A+E Networks is more than 1 billion dollars.

Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Vice Media, Littlstar, TVPlayer. For fund there is a match between the location of its establishment and the land of its numerous investments - United States. Moreover, a startup needs to be at the age of 6-10 years to get the investment from the fund. We can highlight the next thriving fund investment areas, such as Publishing, Media and Entertainment. The fund has specific favorite in a number of founders of portfolio startups. When startup sums 4 or 5+ of the founder, the probability for it to get the investment is little.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Range Media Partners

Event Management
Human Resources
Media and Entertainment
04 Mar 2022 Beverly Hills, California, United States

Atlas Obscura

Digital Media
$20M10 Sep 2019 New York, New York, United States


Digital Media
Information Technology
$41M03 Jul 2018 San Francisco, California, United States


Augmented Reality
Computer Vision
Virtual Reality
$10M29 Mar 2018 San Francisco, California, United States

Atlas Obscura

Digital Media
$7M02 Aug 2017 New York, New York, United States

Samba TV

Consumer Electronics
Digital Media
Media and Entertainment
$30M19 Jun 2017 San Francisco, California, United States

$9M20 Mar 2017 Los Angeles, California, United States


$6M03 Oct 2016 London, England, United Kingdom


Augmented Reality
Content Delivery Network
Video Streaming
Virtual Reality
$5M24 May 2016 New York, United States


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