WPP continues to hedge its content bets, announcing a strategic investment this week in promising podcasting company, Gimlet Media Inc. WPP said it is investing $5 million for an undisclosed minoritystake in Gimlet, citing such branded content customers as Alphabet Inc., Ford Motor Co., PepsiCo, Match Group, eBay, Blue Apron, Goldman Sachs and Microsoft. Based in Brooklyn, New York, Gimlet wasfounded in 2014 and has 85 employees. It has raised $27 million in funding to date.
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APRIL 18, 2013
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NYS Entity Type
DOMESTIC BUSINESS CORPORATION
2013 - ELITE MOTOR GROUP, INC.
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- WPP Invests In Podcaster, Brooklyn-Based Gimlet Part Of Digital Content Play
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- Thursday Jul 27, 2017
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- On Technology: How Hate Groups Forced Online Platforms to Reveal Their True Nature
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Internet companies annexed much of our public sphere, playacting as little democracies — a charade they gave up last week.