technology news Beijing time on September 29th morning news, U.S. content publishing platform Medium announced on Monday that the $57 million B round of financing, by new investors Andreessen Horowitz lead investor. This also makes the total amount of financing so far Medium reached $82 million.
in addition to Andreessen Horowitz, Greylock Partners, Obvious Ventures, The Chernin Group and a number of investors involved in the A round of financing are also investing in this round of financing. Greylock Partners has led the Medium round of financing A. Medium founder Evan · (Evan Williams) still holds a majority stake. The investment to strengthen the future development prospects of Medium, so that it can further implement their vision.
Medium operations director Andy · (Andy Doyle) said that this round of financing will help Medium become the dominant channel for access to high-quality content and dialogue. Medium has tried a variety of models, including the recruitment of their own reporters, and founded his own mini publisher. Although not yet the top content publishers and Medium cooperation, but with Facebook and Google have entered this field, the situation may change.
this is not the first time Williams into the media industry, he had to sell Blogger to Google in 2003, he was co-founder of Twitter.
the company announced that it will hold an event on October 7th to announce new features and partnerships. (Ding Hong)