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Warner Music Group


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Total investments 50
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 43
Rounds per year 0.78
Lead investments 4
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 5
Key employees Soon

Areas of investment

  • Music
  • Gaming
  • Digital Entertainment
  • Media and Entertainment
  • Software

Warner Music Group appeared to be the Corporate Investor, which was created in 1958. The fund was located in North America if to be more exact in United States. The leading representative office of defined Corporate Investor is situated in the New York.

The standard case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 4-5 partakers. Despite the Warner Music Group, startups are often financed by YUL Ventures, Switch Ventures, Real Ventures. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Universal Music Group, Intel Capital, YUL Ventures. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by YUL Ventures, Vasudev Bailey, TechNexus Venture Collaborative.

Among the various public portfolio startups of the fund, we may underline Artistdirect, Artiphon, Hooch Among the most popular fund investment industries, there are Digital Media, Music Streaming. The fund has no exact preference in a number of founders of portfolio startups. In case when startup counts 4 of the founder, the chance for it to get the investment is meager. Besides, a startup requires to be at the age of 2-3 years to receive the investment from the fund. For fund there is a match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - United States.

The high activity for fund was in 2019. Comparing to the other companies, this Warner Music Group performs on 4 percentage points less the average number of lead investments. The increased amount of exits for fund were in 2009. Considering the real fund results, this Corporate Investor is 8 percentage points less often commits exit comparing to other organizations. The typical startup value when the investment from Warner Music Group is 100-500 millions dollars. The fund is constantly included in less than 2 investment rounds annually. Deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars are the general things for fund.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Authentic Artists

Digital Entertainment
Machine Learning
22 Jun 2022 San Francisco, California, United States

NAL Media - Brij

Digital Media
Media and Entertainment
Social Media
$205K21 Apr 2022 Brooklyn, New York, United States

KEIPhone Global

Information Technology
$540K31 Mar 2022 Silver Spring, Maryland, United States

Green Room App

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$1M22 Mar 2022 Houston, Texas, United States


Augmented Reality
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Video Streaming
Virtual Reality
21 Mar 2022 New York, New York, United States

Altered State Machine

10 Mar 2022 Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand


$15M07 Mar 2022 Salisbury, Wiltshire, United Kingdom

NAL Media - Brij

Digital Media
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$30K31 Jan 2022 Brooklyn, New York, United States


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Fave, with $2.2 million seed, looks to connect creators with their fandoms

– Fave, a social platform for fans and creators, raised $2.2m in seed funding.
Female Founders Fund, HYBE, Sony Music, Warner Music, Concord Music, Quality Control, Right Hand Management, Techstars Music and Betaworks participated in the round.
– The company is all about the relationship between fans and creators.
– Fave is broken down by fandoms (starting with Swifties/Taylor Swift), allowing fans to connect with one another, create content and buy and sell fan-themed merchandise and artwork to one another.
– Fave’s go-to-market is focused on the fans themselves, though the hope is to also bring creators on to the platform, which ultimately gives them another revenue stream.

‘The fastest growing marketplace in history’: Vancouver’s Dapper Labs at the center of NFT craze

– Dapper Labs, a blockchain company, raised $250m funding.
– The round was led by Andreessen Horowitz and joined by Warner Music Group, Union Square Ventures, and others.
– It brings the company to a valuation of $2 billion.


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