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.
To make it easier to find and watch high quality video news through a new iPad app
SnagFilms is a company dedicated to ubiquitous distribution of non-fiction (documentary) and independent films. The company enables better, faster and cheaper distribution of this content, broadening the audience for the films and generating additional revenues for the filmmakers, who can then go on and create more films.
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.