BuzzFeed Lands $15.5 Million to Expand Content

Editor in chief Ben Smith building news team

Viral media and news site BuzzFeed, which made waves last month by snagging star Politico blogger Ben Smith as its new editor in chief, announced today that it raised $15.5 million in funding from New Enterprise Associates, Lerer Ventures, Hearst Interactive Media, Softbank, and RRE Capital.