Mogulus,, ScanScout and Black 20 All Get Funding

Another busy week for investments, this time from small content startups.

  • has announced some funding, details of which can be read about at, a great site for those of you who don’t know about it. Bambi Francisco, the founder and CEO of the company is speaking at the Streaming Media East show this week on a panel about "consumer-generated video sites".
  • Jeff Jarvis announced on his blog that he has invested in Black 20, a company he is calling a creative small-TV content company. Jeff and Black 20 are speaking on a panel at Streaming Media East this week about "creating the new television".
  • Mogulus, a service currently in beta that allows for personal webcasting online, announced that it has raised just over a million dollars. I’ve been looking into the service and last week chatted with the CEO Max Hoat and I expect to have a demo account to play with over the next week or so. Max will also be at the Streaming Media East show this week.
  • ScanScout, a company that monitors video content announced it had received $7 million in funding.
  • It’s been reported that is going to be acquired by CBS for around $5 million. While it has not yet been confirmed by anyone at CBS or, other sites are reporting it as a done deal. Adam Elend from is speaking at the Streaming Media East show on Wednesday so I’ll see if there is anything he can talk to by then.

I know of a few more investments announcements that will come out this month as well so expect this to be a really busy month for funding.