The News Lens raises Series B to challenge Asia’s traditional media companies


The News Lens, an online journalism startup that aims to be the voice of reason in Asia’s raucous media landscape, will focus on creating more original video content after landing a Series B round. The startup hasn’t disclosed the exact amount, but says it is in the range of $2 million to $3 million.

Founded in 2013 as an antidote to the country’s scandal-obsessed tabloids, The News Lens has since grown to include separate editions for Hong Kong and international readers.

Its Series B was led by Wiskey Capital and includes returning investor North Base Media, a fund created by former Washington Post executive editor Marcus Brauchli and Media Development Loan Fund founder Sasa Vucinic to support independent media startups.

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