WndrCo Announces Initial Capital Raise of $1 Billion for New Media Platform
Investors include all major Hollywood studios, several leading independent content creators, and top
Los Angeles — August 7, 2018 —WndrCo announced today that it had closed an initial funding round for
"NewTV" [working title], raising $1 billion. Led by Meg Whitman and Jeffrey Katzenberg, NewTV brings
together the best of Silicon Valley and Hollywood to create the first entertainment platform built for
easy, on-the-go mobile viewing, allowing today's leading studios and creative talent to tell original
stories in an entirely new way.
"More so than ever, people want easy access to the highest quality entertainment that fits perfectly into
their busy, on-the-go lifestyles," said Meg Whitman, CEO of NewTV. "With NewTV, we'll give consumers
a user-friendly platform, built for mobile, that delivers the best stories, created by the world's top talent,
allowing users to make the most of every moment of their day."
The initial raise included investments by all of the major Hollywood studios, a number of independent
studios, major technology companies, and strategic partners.
"It is exciting to see Hollywood embracing this new technology distribution platform built for the way
we watch today," said Jeffrey Katzenberg, Managing Partner of WndrCo and Chairman and Founder of
NewTV. "NewTV will access the best talent and intellectual property for this next era in entertainment.
We are already seeing tremendous interest from Hollywood's top talent."
The Hollywood studio investors include Disney, Entertainment One, Fox, ITV, Lionsgate, Metro Goldwyn
Mayer, NBCUniversal, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Viacom, and Warner Media. The technology
company investors include Alibaba. The strategic partner investors include The Goldman Sachs Group,
Inc., JPMorgan Chase & Co., Liberty Global, and Madrone Capital, who led the round.
WndrCo is a holding company that invests in, acquires, develops and operates consumer technology
businesses for the long term. Founded by media and technology veterans Ann Daly, Sujay Jaswa, and
Jeffrey Katzenberg, WndrCo leverages its expertise and relationships to help companies recruit talent,
expand operations, and grow revenue. WndrCo is co-headquartered in Los Angeles and San Francisco.
Please visit www.wndrco.com for more information.
NewTV is the working title of a mobile-first media platform incubated at WndrCo and founded by Jeffrey
Katzenberg. NewTV brings together the best of Silicon Valley and Hollywood to create the first
entertainment platform built for easy, on-the-go mobile viewing, allowing today's leading studios and
creative talent to tell original stories in an entirely new way. NewTV is headquartered in Los Angeles.