LOS ANGELES, CA, YouTube artist company raised $26M in Series C from mostly foreign investors.
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According to The Hollywood Reporter, the digital media company raised $26 million from France's Canal+, Malaysia-backed Astro Overseas Ltd (which invests in a number of media companies throughout Asia, Australia, the Middle East and the U.S.), Singaporean telecom company SingTel Innov8, the global investment group Lakestar and Northgate Capital, which has offices around the world, as well as from L.A.-based Upfront Ventures
Maker Studios is a cutting-edge, talent-first media company founded by YouTube artists. Home to online video's top digital stars, channels and content, Maker is the only network that provides partners a full range of vertically integrated services including development, production, promotion, distribution, sales, marketing and merchandise services.
The network was founded in 2009 to provide the best environment for artists to create, distribute, and monetize their original content on YouTube. The founders of Maker have believed passionately in YouTube from its beginning and have continued to make strides in providing talent the support, resources and community that allows them to excel on the platform.