Tech Company Financing Transactions

WaitWhat Funding Round

On 6/22/2021, WaitWhat landed $12 million in funding from Raga Partners, BurdaPrincipal Investments and Capital One Growth Ventures.

Transaction Overview

Company Name
Announced On
Transaction Type
Venture Equity

Raga Partners (Lead Investor) (Atul Joshi)

BurdaPrincipal Investments

Capital One Growth Ventures

Cue Ball Group (Tony Tjan)

Emerson Collective

Gingerbread Capital

Private Investors (Reid Hoffman)

Lupa Systems

Maywic Select Investments

Proceeds Purpose
WaitWhat says it plans to use the money to continue producing content in formats that have already proven very successful for it so far -- to date, it has seen 70 million downloads of its work, which includes the podcasts Masters of Scale.

Company Information

Company Status
Private & Independent
Digital Media & VR & AR
Mailing Address
26 Bdwy. 8th Floor
New York, NY 10004
Email Address
WaitWhat is a joyful new start-up from former TED execs June Cohen and Deron Triff. For a combined 16 years, June and Deron launched and led media at TED --, TED Open Translation Project, TED Radio Hour, TED Books, TED in Cinema, etc. -- resulting in more than 1 billion annual views and listens of the organization's content.
WaitWhat LinkedIn Company Profile
Social Media
WaitWhat Company Twitter Account
Company News
WaitWhat News
WaitWhat on Facebook
WaitWhat on YouTube

Management Team

Email & Social
Chief Executive Officer
June Cohen
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VP - Administration
Mina Kurasawa
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VP - Bus. Development
Deron Triff
  Deron Triff LinkedIn Profile  Deron Triff Twitter Account  Deron Triff News  Deron Triff on Facebook
VP - Engineering
Sarah Sandman
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VP - Engineering
Michael Twentyman
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VP - Finance
Edmund Cheng
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VP - Manufacturing
Jai Punjabi
  Jai Punjabi LinkedIn Profile  Jai Punjabi Twitter Account  Jai Punjabi News  Jai Punjabi on Facebook



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