Welcome!

News Feed Item

Rant Media Network Raises $4 Million in Funding

Company to Focus on Expanding Sales and Technology Platforms

IRVINE, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 06/20/14 -- Rant Media Network, Inc. (Rant), a leading sports, lifestyle and entertainment media company, today announced that it has raised $4 million in a common stock offering to further accelerate the company's already impressive growth and network expansion. The funding was led by current investor and strategic advisor Barry Honig and new investors Gannett Company's former CEO and Chairman Craig Dubow and Southpaw Asset Management. Existing investors Hudson Bay Capital and Roth Capital also participated in this funding round. With the $4 million investment, Rant Media Network has now raised a total of $7.3 million.

"This additional raise lends incredible validity to Rant's growth goals and objectives as well as our long-term corporate vision," said Brett Rosin, CEO, Rant Media Network. "To meet growing demand and open new opportunities for our valued partners, we plan to use this funding to invest in sales and technology to pursue our mission of becoming the world's premier destination for opinionated sports, entertainment, and lifestyle content. This includes scaling our go-to-market teams and focusing on ramping our technology to build the best, integrated consumer experience across all our properties."

Since launching in 2010, many large brands such as Anheuser Busch, Miller Coors, Procter and Gamble and the Jim Rome Show have partnered with Rant's RantSports to take advantage of its broad network of exclusive writers and to connect with its highly engaged and passionate audience. The company launched men's and women's entertainment sites RantLifestyle and RantChic in the fourth quarter of 2013, and the total audience for its network of sites had grown to over 17 million monthly unique visitors (per comScore) by the end of that quarter. In only its third month, RantLifestyle already comprised almost a third of the network's audience. Rant's user base also continues to grow more engaged and already has accumulated more page views -- over 2.3 billion across its network of sites -- than it did for all of 2013.

Brands are also able to realize significant value in the quality content written by Rant Media Network's 400 paid writers across the United States and to create their own unique native content experiences. "Our clients are constantly looking for engaging, premium content, and, additionally, to leverage that content to create compelling consumer experiences. By tapping into Rant's prolific network of writers, Rant can integrate advertiser messages in a more credible and engaging way," said Grant Brown, Chief Revenue Officer of Rant.

Rant's fully transparent business model also allows advertisers to know exactly where their brand messaging is showcased on the network. "What makes Rant interesting is the level of transparency they provide with their network. This allows for more control and optimization," says Rob Griffin, EVP, Global Head of Digital Havas Media. "I look forward to continued discussions with them as they grow."

"I've been an active supporter of Rant's growth to date and am excited to be a part of its next stage of growth. This additional investment will help the company to continue to build out and differentiate its technology platform offerings and gain even more momentum," said Barry. "As sports, entertainment and lifestyle brands seek more premium content and targeted audiences, Rant will continue to provide advertising solutions that are ahead of the curve."

For more information on Rant Media Network, visit www.rantmn.com.

This story first appeared in the Wall Street Journal.

About Rant Media Network, Inc:
Rant Media Network, Inc., a leading creator and distributor of online media, owns and operates a network of opinionated sports, lifestyle, and entertainment content. Its expanding portfolio of sites includes RantSports, RantLifestyle and RantChic. RantSports, established in February 2010, covers all major world sports, leagues, teams, players and sporting events. RantLifestyle, established in October 2013, delivers celebrity, dining, and entertainment content of interest to men. RantChic, also launched in October 2013, creates content for women on topics including beauty and fashion, food and health and shopping.

Across its sites, Rant leverages its broad network of more than 400 paid writers across the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom to provide male and female enthusiasts with entertaining and engaging content. Major brands partner with Rant to develop unique native content experiences and to reach its passionate audience. Rant offers deeply engaging content across its 100% owned and operated and fully transparent network of sites.

Media Contacts:

Mike Rosin
Rant Media Network
[email protected]
(408) 718-7071

Alex Levy
WIT Strategy
[email protected]
(650) 996-5758

More Stories By Marketwired .

Copyright © 2009 Marketwired. All rights reserved. All the news releases provided by Marketwired are copyrighted. Any forms of copying other than an individual user's personal reference without express written permission is prohibited. Further distribution of these materials is strictly forbidden, including but not limited to, posting, emailing, faxing, archiving in a public database, redistributing via a computer network or in a printed form.

Latest Stories
"Calligo is a cloud service provider with data privacy at the heart of what we do. We are a typical Infrastructure as a Service cloud provider but it's been designed around data privacy," explained Julian Box, CEO and co-founder of Calligo, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 21st Cloud Expo, held Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
Poor data quality and analytics drive down business value. In fact, Gartner estimated that the average financial impact of poor data quality on organizations is $9.7 million per year. But bad data is much more than a cost center. By eroding trust in information, analytics and the business decisions based on these, it is a serious impediment to digital transformation.
In an era of historic innovation fueled by unprecedented access to data and technology, the low cost and risk of entering new markets has leveled the playing field for business. Today, any ambitious innovator can easily introduce a new application or product that can reinvent business models and transform the client experience. In their Day 2 Keynote at 19th Cloud Expo, Mercer Rowe, IBM Vice President of Strategic Alliances, and Raejeanne Skillern, Intel Vice President of Data Center Group and G...
With more than 30 Kubernetes solutions in the marketplace, it's tempting to think Kubernetes and the vendor ecosystem has solved the problem of operationalizing containers at scale or of automatically managing the elasticity of the underlying infrastructure that these solutions need to be truly scalable. Far from it. There are at least six major pain points that companies experience when they try to deploy and run Kubernetes in their complex environments. In this presentation, the speaker will d...
Discussions of cloud computing have evolved in recent years from a focus on specific types of cloud, to a world of hybrid cloud, and to a world dominated by the APIs that make today's multi-cloud environments and hybrid clouds possible. In this Power Panel at 17th Cloud Expo, moderated by Conference Chair Roger Strukhoff, panelists addressed the importance of customers being able to use the specific technologies they need, through environments and ecosystems that expose their APIs to make true ...
The current age of digital transformation means that IT organizations must adapt their toolset to cover all digital experiences, beyond just the end users’. Today’s businesses can no longer focus solely on the digital interactions they manage with employees or customers; they must now contend with non-traditional factors. Whether it's the power of brand to make or break a company, the need to monitor across all locations 24/7, or the ability to proactively resolve issues, companies must adapt to...
In his session at 20th Cloud Expo, Scott Davis, CTO of Embotics, discussed how automation can provide the dynamic management required to cost-effectively deliver microservices and container solutions at scale. He also discussed how flexible automation is the key to effectively bridging and seamlessly coordinating both IT and developer needs for component orchestration across disparate clouds – an increasingly important requirement at today’s multi-cloud enterprise.
Modern software design has fundamentally changed how we manage applications, causing many to turn to containers as the new virtual machine for resource management. As container adoption grows beyond stateless applications to stateful workloads, the need for persistent storage is foundational - something customers routinely cite as a top pain point. In his session at @DevOpsSummit at 21st Cloud Expo, Bill Borsari, Head of Systems Engineering at Datera, explored how organizations can reap the bene...
We are seeing a major migration of enterprises applications to the cloud. As cloud and business use of real time applications accelerate, legacy networks are no longer able to architecturally support cloud adoption and deliver the performance and security required by highly distributed enterprises. These outdated solutions have become more costly and complicated to implement, install, manage, and maintain.SD-WAN offers unlimited capabilities for accessing the benefits of the cloud and Internet. ...
"DevOps is set to be one of the most profound disruptions to hit IT in decades," said Andi Mann. "It is a natural extension of cloud computing, and I have seen both firsthand and in independent research the fantastic results DevOps delivers. So I am excited to help the great team at @DevOpsSUMMIT and CloudEXPO tell the world how they can leverage this emerging disruptive trend."
In this presentation, you will learn first hand what works and what doesn't while architecting and deploying OpenStack. Some of the topics will include:- best practices for creating repeatable deployments of OpenStack- multi-site considerations- how to customize OpenStack to integrate with your existing systems and security best practices.
Security, data privacy, reliability and regulatory compliance are critical factors when evaluating whether to move business applications from in-house client hosted environments to a cloud platform. In her session at 18th Cloud Expo, Vandana Viswanathan, Associate Director at Cognizant, In this session, will provide an orientation to the five stages required to implement a cloud hosted solution validation strategy.
Business professionals no longer wonder if they'll migrate to the cloud; it's now a matter of when. The cloud environment has proved to be a major force in transitioning to an agile business model that enables quick decisions and fast implementation that solidify customer relationships. And when the cloud is combined with the power of cognitive computing, it drives innovation and transformation that achieves astounding competitive advantage.
Everyone wants the rainbow - reduced IT costs, scalability, continuity, flexibility, manageability, and innovation. But in order to get to that collaboration rainbow, you need the cloud! In this presentation, we'll cover three areas: First - the rainbow of benefits from cloud collaboration. There are many different reasons why more and more companies and institutions are moving to the cloud. Benefits include: cost savings (reducing on-prem infrastructure, reducing data center foot print, redu...
DXWorldEXPO LLC announced today that "IoT Now" was named media sponsor of CloudEXPO | DXWorldEXPO 2018 New York, which will take place on November 11-13, 2018 in New York City, NY. IoT Now explores the evolving opportunities and challenges facing CSPs, and it passes on some lessons learned from those who have taken the first steps in next-gen IoT services.