Tech Company Financing Transactions

WaitWhat Funding Round

WaitWhat secured a $4.3 million Series A funding round on 2/22/2019. Investors included BurdaPrincipal Investments, Cue Ball Group and private investors.

Transaction Overview

Company Name
Announced On
Transaction Type
Venture Equity
Series A

BurdaPrincipal Investments (Lead Investor)

Cue Ball Group (Lead Investor) (Tony Tjan)

private investors (Ann Lovell)

private investors (Jacki Zehner)

private investors (Joi Ito)

private investors (Joshua Schacter)

private investors (Julia Popowitz)

private investors (Maria Thomas)

private investors (Reid Hoffman)

private investors (Roy Martin)

private investors (Scott Green)

private investors (William Allen)

Liminal Ventures

Proceeds Purpose
With this raise, we're able to expand the team who will continually invent both new properties and format extensions.

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.
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Company News
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Management Team

Email & Social
Chief Executive Officer
June Cohen
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VP - Administration
Mina Kurasawa
  Mina Kurasawa LinkedIn Profile  Mina Kurasawa Twitter Account  Mina Kurasawa News  Mina Kurasawa on Facebook
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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