3.3 Teardowns | Wave.tv & TopTal
The sports media network with 100M+ followers and the freelancer marketplace doing $200M+ in revenue off $1.4M raised.
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Wave.tv – Building a sports media network on top of digital platforms like Instagram, Facebook, TikTok, Youtube, and more.
Founded: 2017. Funds Raised: $65M. Followers: 100M+.
TopTal – Online talent marketplace for freelancers.
Founded: 2010. Funds Raised: $1.4M. Revenue: $200M+.
Teardowns from earlier this week
Cider – Direct-to-consumer fashion brand that scaled to a unicorn in under 18 months
Founded: 2020. Funds Raised: $140M. Countries Served: 100+.
Gupshup – Messaging API for businesses to build text-based conversational experiences across platforms.
Founded: 2004. Valuation: $1.4B. Revenue Run Rate: $150M.
Jellysmack – Building a digital media company that powers its own content and those of other creators across digital platforms
Founded: 2016. Valuation: $1B+. Monthly Views: 10B+.
Pilot – Bookkeeping, Tax, and CFO services for businesses
Founded: 2016. Funds Raised: $155M+. Valuation: $1.2B.
Newstore – Providing a suite of omni-channel software for retail merchants. Started by the founder of DemandWare.
Founded: 2015. Funds Raised: $150M+. Countries Served: 40+.
FirstCry – Indian eCommerce company focused on selling baby and kids products.
Founded: 2010. Valuation: ~$2B. Revenue (‘20): $120M.
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