What does Maker Media do?
Maker Media, is a global platform which connects product inventors and service inventors with one another. It connects the makers with each other, with services and products and with its partners. Maker Media through events, media and ecommerce, serves a growing community of makers who bring do-it-yourself mindset to technology. whether as professionals or hobbyists, makers are resourceful, creative and curious, developing projects which demonstrate how they can interact with the world around them. The company has launched MAKE Magazine and Maker Faire in 2005 and 2006 respectively, jumpstarted a worldwide Maker Movement, which is changing innovation, education and culture.
How much Maker Media was funded?
Maker Media has raised $5M in Series A on June 9, 2015 from Square 1 Bank, OATV, FLOODGATE, Azure Capital Partners, Obvious Ventures and Raine Ventures
$5M in Venture round on April 1, 2013 from FLOODGATE and O’Reilly AlphaTech Ventures
What is next for Maker Media?
The latest funding follows the beta launch of the MakerSpace digital community and continued growth in Maker Faire, as the platform is expanding to serve the worldwide maker movement. Rafe Needleman was hired as editor in chief to lead its editorial team and content strategy. Maker Media will use the latest investment to invest in the technology, people and infrastructure which are required for reaching a broader audience around the globe with its digital platform and popular Maker Faire events. The funding will also be used to build Maker Media’s technical and editorial teams driving mobile, video and online initiatives.
More about Maker Media
Maker Media was founded in 2013 by Dale Dougherty. It has its headquarters in Sebastopol, CA. The company is on a mission to inspire and develop more makers and is excited about continuing its investments in technology and people to do a lot more on a global scale.