Women Blogging Community, BlogHer Raises $5 Million Series B

Posted Jul 20, 2008

“I am incredibly excited to tap into this new online community and superserve both clients and consumers in today?s robust women?s marketplace,? stated Lauren Zalaznick, President of Women/Lifestyle Entertainment at NBC Universal.

BlogHer, a community of women bloggers raised $5 million in series B funding.  In this new round of funding, the company also made a partnership with NBC Universal.  Peacock Equity, the financial arm of NBC was the lead investor.  BlogHer raised about $3.5 million about a year ago as their Series A from Venrock Capital.

BlogHer’s network of 2,200 female bloggers will contribute content on Oxygen.com, iVillage, and BravoTV.  NBC bought iVillage, a women’s social network about 2 years ago for $600 million.  BlogHer gained additional traction when the website started hosting Michelle Obama’s blog.

BlogHer was co-founded by Elisa Camahort Page, Lisa Stone, and Jory Des Jardins.

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