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Lewis Silkin advises Blend Media in raising £1.5million on its third funding round

06 October 2017

Lewis Silkin has advised its client Blend Media on its third funding round, in which £1.5 million of investment was secured bringing the total to £2.6 million.

Blend Media is the leading provider and curator of premium 360ᵒ videos and immersive content. The company makes it easier for brands, advertisers and online publishers to source quality library material, secure professional film-makers and quickly customise and publish 360ᵒ video content. Blend has already partnered with Facebook to help grow its 360-degree ecosystem and counts Google, Greenpeace, Intel, UNILAD, AOL and McCann among its customers.

Blend Media saw new investment come from Hambro Perks and I2BF Global Ventures along with participation from existing investors including Paul Cooper, partner at Clarity and Mark Browning, Managing Director of ITN Productions.

The Lewis Silkin team was led by Paul Rajput who also advised Blend Media on its previous round of fund raising earlier this year and the first round in 2016. Lewis Silkin continues to lead the way in the technology sector with clients ranging from innovative start-ups through to the most celebrated global brands. Their track record across all operational and strategic areas of their client’s businesses have helped ensure that their clients stay ahead of the game and remain cutting edge.

Commenting on the project, Paul Rajput, corporate partner at Lewis Silkin said:

“We are delighted to have assisted Damian and his team once again. Our track record across the tech, media and advertising sectors means that we are ideally placed to advise market innovators such as Blend Media and we look forward to working with them on their future activity.”

Commenting on the project, Damian Collier, founder and CEO of Blend Media, said:

“We’ve built self-serve tools that enable marketers to create immersive video campaigns as simply as if they were using an email marketing package and publish them anywhere, including in any web browser. Paul and his team’s legal support and strategic commercial input has been invaluable throughout the process and with new funding in place, Blend Media will be able to further develop its platform and its technical, sales and marketing teams to aid its current customers."

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