Gimlet Media

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Gimlet Media is an American media company. The activity is focused on creating podcasts. The main office is in Brooklyn, New York.

History[change | change source]

The company was founded in 2014 by Alex Blumberg and Matthew Lieber.[1] Later, Blumberg's spouse started working there and launched Gimlet Creative in 2016.[2][3]

Then Gimlet Media raised $1.5 million in seed funding and later another $200,000.[4][5]

In 2015, the company raised $6 million.[6]

That year Gimlet Media launched a new kind of paid membership.[7]

In 2017, the company received a $15 million investment.[8] That year Gimlet Pictures was created.[9]

In 2018, Gimlet started GimletFest.[10][11]

In 2019, Spotify announced its entering to the agreement to acquire Gimlet.[12][13]

Other websites[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Documenting the Journey From Public Radio to Start-Up Owner - Eilene Zimmerman, The New York Times, December 9, 2014".
  2. Zinsli, Christopher (2014-11-11). "'This American Life' Producer Raises $1.5 Million for Podcast Startup Gimlet". Wall Street Journal. ISSN 0099-9660. Retrieved 2021-05-25.
  3. "Gimlet Creative, an early entrant to branded podcasting, is now open for business". Poynter. 2016-06-20. Retrieved 2021-05-25.
  4. Manjoo, Farhad (2015-06-17). "Podcasting Blossoms, but in Slow Motion". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2021-05-25.
  5. Zinsli, Christopher (2014-11-11). "'This American Life' Producer Raises $1.5 Million for Podcast Startup Gimlet". Wall Street Journal. ISSN 0099-9660. Retrieved 2021-05-25.
  6. "Hot Pod: Panoply's parent company takes a stake in Gimlet Media". Nieman Lab. Retrieved 2021-05-25.
  7. "Gimlet Media's latest membership perk? A Slack channel for die-hards". Poynter. 2016-08-23. Retrieved 2021-05-25.
  8. "Podcast network Gimlet Media scores $15 million in funding". TechCrunch. Retrieved 2021-05-25.
  9. Jarvey, Natalie; Jarvey, Natalie (2018-01-31). "Hot Podcasts In Demand for TV Producers". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2021-05-25.
  10. "Home". Gimlet. Retrieved 2021-05-25.
  11. "At Brooklyn's GimletFest, the Podcasters Meet the People". The Bridge. 2018-06-15. Retrieved 2021-05-25.
  12. "Spotify buys Gimlet and Anchor in podcast push, earmarks $500M for more deals". TechCrunch. Retrieved 2021-05-25.
  13. Warren, Tom (2019-02-06). "Spotify gets serious about podcasts with two acquisitions". The Verge. Retrieved 2021-05-25.