North Base Media

North Base Media is an investment firm focused on journalistic enterprise and digital-driven opportunities in emerging markets. North Base creates value by bringing top-level international media expertise and capital to invested companies that will benefit from the deep knowledge, reputation and extensive connections of North Base’s partners. NBM focuses on both early- and mid-stage companies that show promise in key emerging markets. The portfolio companies, in turn, will benefit from being properly capitalized to pursue growth opportunities, by getting access to unique digital, media and journalistic know-how, and by being able to tap one another's expertise. NBM specializes in independently owned media or technologies that enable consumers to participate in their countries’ civic, cultural and economic life and that aim to be essential to key audiences in their markets. North Base is not aligned with governments, political causes or forces in the countries where it operates.

Marcus Brauchli

Managing Partner and Co-Founder

Stuart Karle

Partner and General Counsel

AK

Alex Kotran

Principal

Turi Munthe

Venture Partner

Sasa Vucinic

Managing Partner and Co-Founder

54 past transactions

Majarra

Venture Round in 2021
Majarra is an Arabic online content provider in the region.

cielo24 Inc.

Series A in 2015
cielo24 delivers searchable captions for large media platform partners in the online education, enterprise, and entertainment markets. Their industrial grade platform creates high quality, searchable data from unstructured media including indexes, transcripts and captions. Their specialty is delivering highly integrated, customized, scalable solutions for their clients at high quality, low cost and speed. They focus on professional Internet media helping their clients deliver ROI for online media by extending reach, content discovery and equal access compliance. They provide all their products and integrations for a single low per minute price with no setup fees.

Inkl

Seed Round in 2014
inkl works with the world's top publishers, including the Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Economist, Bloomberg, Washington Post and others - to create the world's most efficient news experience - without paywalls, clickbait or ads. We created inkl for people who need to know what's happening around the world but either don't have the time to visit multiple news sites, or don't want to buy multiple news subscriptions.

Zuppit

Seed Round in 2015
We have developed the world's smartest content summarisation algorithm, which can learn & improve on it's own.

Leena AI, Inc.

Seed Round in 2016
Leena AI develops a human resource management platform that transforms employee experience with conversational AI. Its platform operates as an AI-powered HR assistant providing instant responses to employee queries over chat and voice, enabling organizations to get access to a platform which resolves HR services queries fast and improve the employee experience. The company was founded in 2015 and is headquartered in New York.

OpenSlate

Series B in 2016
OpenSlate is the premier global source of brand safety and contextual analytics for digital video content. Founded in 2012 by CEO Mike Henry, OpenSlate is the only company that can comprehensively measure the brand suitability of digital content for advertisers and also identifies the most-effective content for their campaigns. They provide advertisers with brand-suitable targeting solutions, as opposed to simply monitoring for after-the-fact exposure to inappropriate content. Their technology, data expertise, and proprietary analytics were developed specifically to support the needs of the world’s largest digital video platform — YouTube — and are extensible to all video content across the web. Our platform is used by every major advertising holding company, as well as the world’s largest advertisers. OpenSlate was founded in 2011 and is headquartered in New York, NY, USA.

Hunch Insights

Venture Round in 2022
We help businesses acquire and grow their customers online. We build innovative technology on top of the most important digital platforms like Facebook, Instagram, Adwords, Twitter and LinkedIn and use that technology to make brands and agencies wildly successful with their social and video advertising. Why? Because, acquiring customers online is becoming and increasingly complex and expensive experience. The gap between what ads your users want to see and what ads they are actually served remains large. We help our customers bridge that gap. Hunch is on a mission to help businesses deliver an automated, optimized, and personalized customer journey through latest advertising technology and processes.

Datami

Series A in 2014
Datami is a developer of a mobile engagement platform designed to offer a diverse range of network-aware mobile marketing methods. The company's mobile engagement platform scale clients mobile marketing business and consumers to access and earn mobile data, enabling clients to earn more revenue.

IDN Media

Series A in 2016
IDN Media is the leading multi-platform media company for Millennials and Gen Z in Indonesia. Our vision to bring positive impacts to society. We want to democratize access to accurate, balanced, useful, and positive information and ultimately, to become the voice of Millennials and Gen Z in Indonesia. IDN Media operates IDN Times, Popbela.com, Popmama.com, Yummy, IDN Creative, IDN Event, and IDN Creator Network.

Asoko Insight Limited

Seed Round in 2015
Asoko Insight is Africa’s leading corporate information platform, providing market mapping solutions to investment firms, banks, corporates and governments looking for research on Africa’s key private sector landscapes. Users can access industry reports, supply chain analyses, and a database of companies to help with origination, business development and due diligence. The company's local research analysts, based out of several regional offices, work with executives and data partners to monitor corporate data from key companies in the region. As Asoko consolidates their footprint in the largest economies, they are also expanding data collection operations to surrounding countries across the continent.

Nexd Ou

Seed Round in 2018
Nexd Ou, a technology company, provides mobile media advertising solutions. Its solutions include Adcanvas self-service platform that allows agencies, brands, and publishers to create lightweight ads; and managed services to design, deliver, and manage ads from concept through to delivery and reporting. The company was incorporated in 2008 and is headquartered in London, United Kingdom with sales offices in Berlin, Vienna, and New York. It has a development hub in Tallinn, Estonia.

Syte

Series A in 2017
Syte.ai, encompasses many verticals, providing solutions for retailers, publishers, influencers and consumers. They believe in the power of images, and want to empower users to search simply by tapping on any given image. Our daily life is consumed by images from our favorite retailers, ecommerce websites to social media. Our deep-learning algorithm automatically extracts every layer of an image, transforming any image into shoppable, without any tags, text or manual work and that is what makes Syte.ai so unique.

Gremi Media

Post in 2017
Gremi Media S.A. operates in the media business in Poland. It operates as a media platform in the business-finance-law segment. The company publishes Rzeczpospolita, an economic and legal daily, and liberal conservative newspaper; Gazeta Gieldy i Inwestorów “Parkiet”, a specialized daily newspaper to the stock exchange and the whole capital market; and Uwazam Rze Historia, a monthly magazine presenting the facts from the past, historical figures, and the foundations of modern times. It also operates rp.pl, an online portal in the business-finance-law segment; parkiet.com, a portal for people who invest and/or save money and to know the level of profit generated by their mutual funds, the types of bonds worth buying, or the kinds of deposits and insurance to choose; historia.uwazamrze.pl, a portal for people interested in history, facts, and sensational events from the past; and eKiosk, an online newsstand with digital press, which various electronic versions of newspapers and magazines. In addition, the company provides legal services. Further, it organizes conferences and debates on various topics, such as capital markets, finance and management, energy, real estate, law and taxes, pharmacy, IT, or marketing; and training sessions, seminars, and workshops. Gremi Media S.A. is based in Warsaw, Poland.

Piano Inc.

Seed Round in 2014
Piano Software provides a business platform for digital media. It offers Piano composer, which deploys business models, tests, iterates, and repeats; Piano VX, a paywall solution for marketing, technical, and finance teams; Piano id, which breaks down the data silos that keep content companies from effectively analyzing and communicating with their customers; and Piano go, an instant business model for content of various shapes and sizes. Steven Brill founded Piano Media that began operation in 2009 to became Piano Software in August in 2015. It has its headquarters in New York City with locations in Bratislava in Slovakia and Izhevsk in Russia. Piano Software operates as a subsidiary of Piano Media as of September 8, 2014.

Nameless Network

Convertible Note in 2015
Nameless Network creates smart video programming for the smart phone generation. We’re like the Discovery Channel reimagined for a young, internet-savvy mobile media consumer. We create and distribute programming that reaches over 300 million young people each month. Our audience of 10+ million subscribers is 90% mobile and 85% under 34 years old.

DealStreetAsia

Seed Round in 2018
As of April 26, 2019, operates as a subsidiary of Nikkei Inc.

Kiswe Mobile

Series B in 2019
Kiswe Mobile is a company focused on bringing live media content such as sports and entertainment to mobile devices. Jeong Kim, Wim Sweldens, and Jimmy Lynn founded Kiswe in the fall of 2013. They are each well known in their respective fields and bring their combined expertise in mobile communications technology, entrepreneurship, and sports management to the company. Kiswe has operations in NY and DC metro areas.

Zaiko

Funding Round in 2021
Zaiko Pte Ltd., a ticketing company, operates a white label ticketing platform for event organizers and digital media companies. Its platform allows event organizers to create their own events and tickets and sell across their website, or a network of online media. The company offers tickets for events, such as festivals, club events, tourism packages, exhibitions, sports, and more. The company was founded in in 2019 and is based in Singapore.

Duta

Series A in 2017
Duta is India’s fastest growing start up and an emerging international media company, serving millions of subscribers across the globe. They deliver breaking news, up-to-the-minute sports, the latest entertainment news, engaging interactive services and devotional content via popular mobile messaging apps, including WhatsApp and Telegram. They’re well funded by VCs who were early stage investors in the likes of Facebook, Lyft and Snapdeal. Their leadership team comprises successful, experienced tech entrepreneurs. Duta is headquartered in Silicon Valley and Chennai, with newsrooms in the USA, India and Spain.

Vietcetera Media

Series A in 2021
Vietcetera Media operates as a media company that publishes online news media content. The company publishes about business, life, creation, fashion, and entertainment. Vietcetera Media was founded in 2016 and is based in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

OpenSlate

Venture Round in 2017
OpenSlate is the premier global source of brand safety and contextual analytics for digital video content. Founded in 2012 by CEO Mike Henry, OpenSlate is the only company that can comprehensively measure the brand suitability of digital content for advertisers and also identifies the most-effective content for their campaigns. They provide advertisers with brand-suitable targeting solutions, as opposed to simply monitoring for after-the-fact exposure to inappropriate content. Their technology, data expertise, and proprietary analytics were developed specifically to support the needs of the world’s largest digital video platform — YouTube — and are extensible to all video content across the web. Our platform is used by every major advertising holding company, as well as the world’s largest advertisers. OpenSlate was founded in 2011 and is headquartered in New York, NY, USA.

News Deeply

Seed Round in 2015
News Deeply, Inc., a media and technology company, designs and builds online platforms and user-centric projects for news, live events, information design, and social participation. The company also creates educational content for teachers in the United States. In addition, it ideates and creates custom projects for think tanks, institutions, and private sector partners; and offers Syria Deeply, an independent digital media project that explores the model of storytelling around a global crisis. News Deeply, Inc. was founded in 2012 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

The News Lens

Series B in 2017
The News Lens is an independent media for Chinese readers. The company aims to be a platform where a wide range of Chinese readers can engage in informed debates about important news, social, and political issues. The News Lens was established in August 2013.

STEP Group

Series A in 2017
STEP Group is a leading digital and new media company in the Middle East with a house of modern news and entertainment brands.

Atlas Obscura

Series A in 2017
Atlas Obscura Inc. operates as a definitive guide to the wondrous and curious places worldwide. The company enables users to search for miniature cities, glass flowers, books bound in human skin, gigantic flaming holes in the ground, bone churches, balancing pagodas, homes built entirely out of paper, etc. It offers information of various events in Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Seattle, and Washington, D.C. The company was founded in 2009 and is based in Brooklyn, New York.

Minute Media

Series F in 2018
Minute Media is a global, digital, sports media company, powered by socially driven content created by the fans, for the fans. Their products let fans create, publish, share and distribute content to more than 85 million people per month. Their content fuses sports stories with everyday culture, creating a fresh new voice in the world of sports media.

The Loco app

Seed Round in 2021
Loco, a live trivia game show app. Loco offers an interactive trivia game show that lets users answer 10 multiple choice questions and win money in real time. The game’s prize money is Rs 10,000 and winners can get their reward directly into their Paytm account. The live quiz covers topics such as current events, technology, food, sports, religion, politics, music, movies and history, according to information available on its Google Play store page.

SpokenLayer

Series A in 2019
spokenlayer converts printed content and publications into audio. It allows clients to submit their articles using its self-guided API so that the company takes the content from the clients and finds suitable voice for narration thereby enables listening the content using mobile, Web, or in the car. The company was founded in 2012 and is based in New York, New York.

El Cambur

Seed Round in 2014
El Cambur is a network digital media and services enterprise committed radically to the political center. This center is ignored by the mainstream media. The team is focused on digital media and propose essential reading agenda about the country and the world. A media made with quality information presented in short texts based on data, graphics and audiovisual. The team wants to create essential text, data, graphics and audiovisual content to This will generate debate on ideas, create different products in the area of communication and political sociology, and propose solutions.

OpenSlate

Series B in 2016
OpenSlate is the premier global source of brand safety and contextual analytics for digital video content. Founded in 2012 by CEO Mike Henry, OpenSlate is the only company that can comprehensively measure the brand suitability of digital content for advertisers and also identifies the most-effective content for their campaigns. They provide advertisers with brand-suitable targeting solutions, as opposed to simply monitoring for after-the-fact exposure to inappropriate content. Their technology, data expertise, and proprietary analytics were developed specifically to support the needs of the world’s largest digital video platform — YouTube — and are extensible to all video content across the web. Our platform is used by every major advertising holding company, as well as the world’s largest advertisers. OpenSlate was founded in 2011 and is headquartered in New York, NY, USA.

Zaiko

Seed Round in 2019
Zaiko Pte Ltd., a ticketing company, operates a white label ticketing platform for event organizers and digital media companies. Its platform allows event organizers to create their own events and tickets and sell across their website, or a network of online media. The company offers tickets for events, such as festivals, club events, tourism packages, exhibitions, sports, and more. The company was founded in in 2019 and is based in Singapore.

cielo24 Inc.

Convertible Note in 2016
cielo24 delivers searchable captions for large media platform partners in the online education, enterprise, and entertainment markets. Their industrial grade platform creates high quality, searchable data from unstructured media including indexes, transcripts and captions. Their specialty is delivering highly integrated, customized, scalable solutions for their clients at high quality, low cost and speed. They focus on professional Internet media helping their clients deliver ROI for online media by extending reach, content discovery and equal access compliance. They provide all their products and integrations for a single low per minute price with no setup fees.

GkillCity

Seed Round in 2014
GKillCity is a digital, countercultural citizens’ communication project. It was founded in 2011, in Guayaquil, and 152 editions have been published since, with contributions of over 290 collaborators from all over the world. New media in Ecuador is almost unexplored, and Gkillcity.com wants become the iconic digital media of Ecuador. It aims to create more audio content and mobile applications, and also make use of digital TV channels.

NewsBytes

Series A in 2020
NewsBytes is India’s only media technology company that has the ability to create content, in multiple languages, using an AI-powered engine. At NewsBytes, we are solving the biggest problem engulfing the media market: producing good quality content, across media formats, with minimal human intervention. NewsBytes is an amalgamation of two companies, one consumer-facing media platform leveraging the content engine to produce content and the other a B2B technology company helping companies to create content by licensing its technology.

Tamatem Inc.

Series A in 2020
Tamatem Inc., a mobile gaming studio and publishing company, focuses on developing games for the unaddressed Arabic speaking smart phone users. The company engages in publishing racing, drifting, RPG-MMO, strategy, puzzle and word, and trivia games. Tamatem Inc. has a strategic partnership with Tilting Point. The company was founded in 2013 and is headquartered in Amman, Jordan with an additional office in Mountain View, California.

Planet GoGo

Seed Round in 2015
PlanetGoGo aims to bring personalized content to the user's phone. GoGo is a personalized content hub powering the android phone lock screen. The app is packed with amazing features Get the latest in News, humor and deals Earn Talktime every time you read a story Easy recharge mechanism The company is founded by a solid team of entrepreneurs who have worked in the mobile, content and advertising space in the past.

Content Insights

Seed Round in 2018
Helping online publishers evaluate, benchmark and rank content and authors' performance across platforms and languages

The News Lens

Series C in 2018
The News Lens is an independent media for Chinese readers. The company aims to be a platform where a wide range of Chinese readers can engage in informed debates about important news, social, and political issues. The News Lens was established in August 2013.

Content Insights

Seed Round in 2017
Helping online publishers evaluate, benchmark and rank content and authors' performance across platforms and languages

Funcastic

Seed Round in 2016
Funcastic claims to be India’s first branded mobile podcast aggregator and allows users to listen to the content of their choice via the app.

Underdog Global Sports

Seed Round in 2016
Underdog works closely with a wide range of companies to understand their digital transformation needs and help them reach their different goals. The firm's content creation and creative capabilities are unique in the sports industry.

Underdog Global Sports

Seed Round in 2017
Underdog works closely with a wide range of companies to understand their digital transformation needs and help them reach their different goals. The firm's content creation and creative capabilities are unique in the sports industry.

Pocket Aces

Series A in 2016
Pocket Aces Pvt. Ltd. is a technology enabled digital entertainment company in India. It offers FilterCopy, a publishing platform that offers mixed-media; Gobble, a destination for food content; LOCO, a live game show; and Dice, a web series division that creates and offers fiction programming for young audience. The company was founded in 2013 and is based in Mumbai, India.

Asoko Insight Limited

Series A in 2018
Asoko Insight is Africa’s leading corporate information platform, providing market mapping solutions to investment firms, banks, corporates and governments looking for research on Africa’s key private sector landscapes. Users can access industry reports, supply chain analyses, and a database of companies to help with origination, business development and due diligence. The company's local research analysts, based out of several regional offices, work with executives and data partners to monitor corporate data from key companies in the region. As Asoko consolidates their footprint in the largest economies, they are also expanding data collection operations to surrounding countries across the continent.

Minute Media

Venture Round in 2020
Minute Media is a global, digital, sports media company, powered by socially driven content created by the fans, for the fans. Their products let fans create, publish, share and distribute content to more than 85 million people per month. Their content fuses sports stories with everyday culture, creating a fresh new voice in the world of sports media.

Spectrm

Seed Round in 2016
Spectrm Publishing UG develops a conversational marketing platform. The company offers an artificial intelligence (AI) based end-to-end chatbot platform, Spectrm, which provides integration with messaging applications, and conversational marketing and intelligence tools. It provides conversation automation, intent understanding, customer segmentation, remarketing automation, and engagement analysis services. The company was incorporated in 2015 and is headquartered in Falkensee, Germany. It has an additional office in New York, New York.

El Meme

Seed Round in 2014
El Meme la red más activa de productores creativos digitales de la región. Cuenta con más de 10,000 redactores, creativos, filmmakers y todo tipo de profesionales de la comunicación y el diseño. Como medio alcanza mensualmente a una audiencia de más de 30 millones de jóvenes millennials de Estados Unidos, México, Colombia, Chile y Argentina. Ofrecemos servicios de producción de contenido digital (content marketing, native advertising) y distribución a audiencias específicas (programmatic buying, social media).

The News Lens

Series A in 2015
The News Lens is an independent media for Chinese readers. The company aims to be a platform where a wide range of Chinese readers can engage in informed debates about important news, social, and political issues. The News Lens was established in August 2013.

Atlas Obscura

Seed Round in 2015
Atlas Obscura Inc. operates as a definitive guide to the wondrous and curious places worldwide. The company enables users to search for miniature cities, glass flowers, books bound in human skin, gigantic flaming holes in the ground, bone churches, balancing pagodas, homes built entirely out of paper, etc. It offers information of various events in Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Seattle, and Washington, D.C. The company was founded in 2009 and is based in Brooklyn, New York.

Content Insights

Seed Round in 2016
Helping online publishers evaluate, benchmark and rank content and authors' performance across platforms and languages

cielo24 Inc.

Convertible Note in 2016
cielo24 delivers searchable captions for large media platform partners in the online education, enterprise, and entertainment markets. Their industrial grade platform creates high quality, searchable data from unstructured media including indexes, transcripts and captions. Their specialty is delivering highly integrated, customized, scalable solutions for their clients at high quality, low cost and speed. They focus on professional Internet media helping their clients deliver ROI for online media by extending reach, content discovery and equal access compliance. They provide all their products and integrations for a single low per minute price with no setup fees.

Zaiko

Series A in 2020
Zaiko Pte Ltd., a ticketing company, operates a white label ticketing platform for event organizers and digital media companies. Its platform allows event organizers to create their own events and tickets and sell across their website, or a network of online media. The company offers tickets for events, such as festivals, club events, tourism packages, exhibitions, sports, and more. The company was founded in in 2019 and is based in Singapore.

Duta

Convertible Note in 2015
Duta is India’s fastest growing start up and an emerging international media company, serving millions of subscribers across the globe. They deliver breaking news, up-to-the-minute sports, the latest entertainment news, engaging interactive services and devotional content via popular mobile messaging apps, including WhatsApp and Telegram. They’re well funded by VCs who were early stage investors in the likes of Facebook, Lyft and Snapdeal. Their leadership team comprises successful, experienced tech entrepreneurs. Duta is headquartered in Silicon Valley and Chennai, with newsrooms in the USA, India and Spain.