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Video News Startup Watchup Announces Investment Prompting Growth

We are thrilled to announce that Watchup is officially a millionaire. Well, not like an IPO millionaire, but literally a millionaire.

We just raised one-million dollars in our latest fundraising round. Investors include Microsoft Ventures, Stanford-StartX, the Knight Foundation, Campus Televideo founder Ned Lamont, TV news producer Tom Yellin and angel investor Gerry McIntyre.

We think you’ll be just as excited as we are, when you see what we’ve planned for 2014. Just keep an eye on this blog and our Twitter and Facebook page for future announcements.

A lot has happened since we launched on the iPad App Store one year ago. We’ve worked hard to give you even more access to the best quality local and international TV news channels on tablet and beyond. We’re determined to create the best video news experience ever, curated by us and machine-learned to fit you.

We’re grateful to all of our investors, who give us their time, advice, money and other resources. For instance, Microsoft is partnering with us by sharing funds of course, but they have also committed to helping us build a great company. The Microsoft Ventures initiative provides us the tools, resources and expertise we will need to succeed.

With the money we’ve raised we promise to make the app even better, implement some of the features you’ve been asking for, bring on new content partners and continue to grow like wildfire.

Stay tuned for more updates and let us know how you watchup at

Read Anthony Ha’s coverage of our round on

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