Another Big-Media YouTube Bet: Bertelsmann Invests in StyleHaul's Fashion Videos

Another Big-Media YouTube Bet: Bertelsmann Invests in StyleHaul's Fashion Videos

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Here’s another Big Media company investing in YouTube: StyleHaul, which makes and distributes fashion videos on the world’s biggest video site, has raised a $6.5 million B round led by Bertelsmann’s Digital Media Investments arm. Earlier investors including RezVen Partners, who put $4.4 million into the company last year, are...
Another Big-Media YouTube Bet: Bertelsmann Invests in StyleHaul's Fashion Videos
                                       

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