Own Local sells digital media services to small and medium businesses (SMBs) in partnership with local news publishers, enabling publishers to leverage their local brand and provide a one-stop shop for SMB digital services and improving revenue for small and regional publishers in particular.
PolicyMic is an online media network that redefines engagement with the news. On PolicyMic, the more you respond to articles, share your ideas, and accumulate credibility from others, the more you'll be able to do and say. PolicyMic has built a unique, dynamic, growing community with diverse political viewpoints that encourages ongoing discussion and engagement.
Umbel is an audience measurement company that uses big data from social and other sources to dramatically increase digital publishers’ understanding of their audience and online advertising revenue. Umbel does this by correlating audience social information with web analytics and other data to create real insight into who the audience is, what they like and who might be interested in reaching them.
The Knight Enterprise Fund provides early-stage venture funding for media innovation. We’re looking for companies with disruptive solutions at the intersection of information, community and engagement.
The Knight Enterprise Fund serves as a co-investor in its portfolio companies, investing $25,000 -500,000 and helping to fill out early investment rounds with experienced angel and venture capital funders.
An initiative of Knight Foundation, the Enterprise Fund promotes portfolio companies across Knight’s large network of media, educational and non-profit partners. Portfolio companies can also benefit from Knight’s strong community relationships in 26 U.S. cities to create partnerships with hundreds of civic and community organizations as well as Knight's significant presence at national and international media conferences. Knight seeks to benefit its network and partners by improving their access to innovative technology and solutions.