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Vice has raised $450M ahead of a potential IPO

Original story at TechCrunch• 20 mentions • 3 months ago

TechCrunch 3 months ago

 
Vice Media has raised $450M in new funding from private-equity firm TPG, with a deal valuing the media company around $5.7 billion post-money. Shane Smith, co-founder and CEO of Vice was just on CNBC answering questions about the funding and Vice’s plans to eventually become a public company. While remaining cryptic, Smith did note that this raise is “what we would do if we were going to go public…start building our book, and bringing in revenue on a sort of hockey stick basis”. Smith also emphasized how recent IPOs (especially from companies like Snap) have shown that you need a ...
 
 
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What they're saying:

16 Jul
Matthew Yglesias @mattyglesias
Fact: If you say "millennials" three times while clicking your heels, a revenue strategy will emerge. https://t.co/oNbytxUT5y
16 Jul
Azi @Azi
RT @AnnieLowrey: So Vice is becoming a stock-photo company, except all the stock photos are videos of millennials? https://t.co/wCbBnpEIjK
16 Jul
Annie Lowrey @AnnieLowrey
So Vice is becoming a stock-photo company, except all the stock photos are videos of millennials? https://t.co/wCbBnpEIjK
23 Jun
John Occhipinti @JohnoVC
Vice has raised $450M ahead of a potential IPO https://t.co/HK5QlQ2T5J https://t.co/eYiUX5XXB6
21 Jun
Netzpiloten @Netzpiloten
Okay, @VICE muss auf der #WTFberlin2017 erst einmal vorgestellt werden. Süß. Solange hier ein Lesetipp dazu: https://t.co/Rtf8O2IBCl
21 Jun
Robert Hof @robhof
RT @furrier: Media overfunding going on another data point. Too much money can kill you... https://t.co/i6PbfzYO1s
20 Jun
△CBM△ @CBM
Vice has raised $450M ahead of a potential IPO https://t.co/1ewVg6x2t1 via @techcrunch
20 Jun
John Furrier @furrier
Media overfunding going on another data point. Too much money can kill you... https://t.co/i6PbfzYO1s
20 Jun
Rebecca Enonchong @africatechie
RT @JakeRBright: Vice has raised $450M ahead of a potential IPO https://t.co/H3zUBoK4zT via @fitztepper @techcrunch
19 Jun
Mathew Ingram @mathewi
Vice's latest $450M raise is part of "what we would do if we were going to go public" says @shanesmith30 https://t.co/EbE2joZMPH
19 Jun
ofrager @ofrager
Vice has raised $450M ahead of a potential IPO https://t.co/wsdC5Y55zF
19 Jun
Sarah Lacy @sarahcuda
RT @mediagazer: On CNBC, Vice Media CEO Shane Smith hints that latest raise is part of IPO prep https://t.co/BsGepoSUc3 https://t.co/wuC5G7
19 Jun
Mediagazer @mediagazer
On CNBC, Vice Media CEO Shane Smith hints that latest raise is part of IPO prep https://t.co/BsGepoSUc3 https://t.co/wuC5G7tW9f
19 Jun
TopBits @TopBits
RT @TechCrunch: Vice has raised $450M ahead of a potential IPO https://t.co/v9BqoqsSa0 by @fitztepper
19 Jun
Nick Chater @nick_chater
Vice has raised $450M ahead of a potential IPO https://t.co/tJAKLDBSA7 #EdTech
19 Jun
StrictlyVC @StrictlyVC
Vice has raised $450M ahead of a potential IPO https://t.co/yiKpmmGUAY
19 Jun
Brian Hurley @brianhurley
Vice has raised $450M ahead of a potential IPO -  Vice Media has raised $450M in new funding from private-equit... https://t.co/l9yopzJ3aN
19 Jun
TechCrunch @TechCrunch
Vice has raised $450M ahead of a potential IPO https://t.co/v9BqoqsSa0 by @fitztepper