Watchup Raises $2.75M in Funding

watchupWatchup, a Stanford, CA-based startup focused on TV news, raised $2.75m in funding.

The round was led by Tribune Media with participation from The McClatchy Company and existing investors Knight Enterprise Fund, Stanford-StartX Fund and Ned Lamont.

The company, which has raised $4.25m to date, is currently hiring.

Founded in 2012 by Adriano Farano, CEO, Watchup delivers a personalized newscast from the most trusted global news sources to a tablet, smartphone, or other devices. The service curates news from leading media outlets like PBS NewsHour, CNET, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Univision, and others.
The company previously raised $1.5m from the Stanford-StartX Fund, the Knight Foundation, and media veterans like the former WSJ publisher Gordon Crivitz, Campus Televideo founder Ned Lamont and ABC News veteran Tom Yellin.
The Watchup app is available on Apple’s App Store, Google Play, Google Glass and Amazon App Store.



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