Ozy Media Raises Another $10 Million

Total funding now stands at $35 million.

Ozy.com, a content operation based in Mountain View, Calif., will soon celebrate its fourth anniversary. Launched by Emmy Award-winning journalist Carlos Watson and Samir Rao, it had Silicon Valley backing then. And it has added more now.

The company has banked a $10 million infusion of new funding led by GSV Capital. From today’s announcement:

This latest round brings the company’s total amount raised to $35 million with previous funders including Axel Springer, Emerson Collective and some of Silicon Valley’s top angel investors.

This significant investment in Ozy’s growth comes on the heels of the company’s exceptional performance in 2016, making a decisive move into television and live events, developing two additional revenue streams and achieving five-times growth.

Helping drive that growth was The Contenders, a political documentary series that aired conjunctively on PBS and BBC leading up to the 2016 U.S. election, as well as the inaugural Ozy Fusion Fest, held in Central Park. Participants in the event included Malcolm Gladwell, will.i.am and Senator Cory Booker.