… Chartable, the podcast analytics and attribution company, has just raised $2.25 million in additional funding from a group of investors, many of which already back other podcast companies. Tech Crunch says the seed funding round was led by Initialized Capital, which was among Chartable’s 2019 investors. The latest round also reportedly included Greycoft Partners – which has also backed Wondery and the attribution firm Podsights – as well as Naval Ravikant, The Fund, Weekend Fund, Jim Young and Lukas Biewald.
… Blaze Media’s podcast network has picked up exclusive distribution rights to The Rubin Report, a political news talk show hosted by author Dave Rubin. In addition, the host will start a new four-day-a-week show in partnership with BlazeTV. Rubin had been hosting a show twice a week on the streaming video channel...Rubin said his show, which will run Tuesday through Thursday, will also be simulcast on his YouTube channel. The Rubin Report podcast had previously been distributed by Westwood One.
... AdLarge’s podcast division Cabana has signed a deal to have its podcasts measured by Triton Digital. AdLarge co-CEO Cathy Csukas said the data will help give the advertising community the size and scope of the Cabana’s portfolio and is part of the company’s commitment to transparency and accountability. “We are confident that our debut will affirm the strength of the Cabana podcast portfolio and its value to advertisers,” she said in the announcement. Cabana shows will be included in the next Triton report covering the month of August.