[Launching at MIDNIGHT!] Knocking down paywalls to provide your news, your way

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Technology, Other, Community & Lifestyle, Entertainment, Financial Services
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San Francisco, CA
Expected Close Date
April 29, 2024
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Key Deal Facts

50,000+ registered readers with 5x YoY growth rate
110 publisher deals incl. Forbes, New Scientist, Miami Herald, Pulitzer-Prize winning outlets
$1.7mm oversubscribed pre-seed from Afore, Halogen, The Community Fund, Hyphen & MGV
1st place winner, Harvard Alumni Entrepreneurs Accelerator Demo Day
Featured: Forbes, TechCrunch, Biz Journals, Fast Company’s “World Changing Ideas” Honoree

Management Team / Advisory Board Bios

Yehong Zhu Founder & CEOHarvard philosophy alum, Forbes journalist, Twitter PM (launched consumer software to 300M+ users). Forbes 30 under 30 in Media, Top Woman in Media & Ad Tech Entrepreneur. 1st generation immigrant daughter of a journalist and engineer., Mo SamsamiZette AI Co-Founder | Head of AI ResearchMILA AI Institute M.A., ServiceNow Researcher (reinforcement learning), Top 1% of papers at ICLR '24. Leading LLM project, past work in autonomous driving & crypto trading. Silver medalist, Iranian Informatics Olympiad; B.S. from Sharif Uni (MIT of Iran)., Axel BobeePartnerships | Head of Business DevelopmentUniversity of Paris I: Panthéon-Sorbonne International Affairs M.A., former Business Development Manager at Dailymotion, Director at Digital Trends Media Group and Executive Director at Tigersun Media Group., Alexander DeebEngineering | Chief Technology OfficerBabson College B.S. in Entrepreneurship, Co-Founder and CEO of ClassHook (used in 25,000 schools), 2x startup founder, top-performing senior software engineer at VC-backed startups like Entelo (Series C) and MiraclePlus (formerly Y-Combinator China)., Vivian DiepEngineering | Co-founder of Below the Fold (Acquired)MIT Media Lab M.S., Boston College Finance and Computer Science B.S., 2x startup founder, Co-Founder and CTO of Below the Fold (curated news stories using AI & NLP, acquired by Zette).
Amount Raised : $1,172,552
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