breaking_media_logo1New York (April2015)Breaking Media—the leading digital-first B2B media company in law, finance, energy, defense, government, healthcare and fashion—today announced the successful completion of a $1.5 million fundraising.  The round was 100 percent subscribed by selected new outside investors and existing shareholders with deep experience in both digital media and principal investing.

A privately held media company, Breaking Media produces must-read websites, events, newsletters, research and mobile products for industry insiders. The funds raised will be used to accelerate growth in its current verticals and to target new verticals for future expansion.

“As capital is being infused into digital media brands, we’re thankful to have investors who believe in our vision, and an audience who keeps coming back for more,” said John Lerner CEO, Breaking Media. “This funding will help us accelerate our growth and look to expand into new verticals to remain the leading destination for industry insiders who want not only to be informed but entertained.  We will also develop new and inventive methods of connecting our communities and advertising partners in ways that are mutually beneficial.”

By building deep vertical communities, Breaking Media is able to penetrate the markets it serves and to offer its advertiser partners a highly engaged, influential and targeted audience. Traffic to Breaking Media’s sites has increased to over 5 million unique visitors since it launched in 2006, and is poised for continued growth and profitability this year.

This is the latest in a series of strategic growth efforts from the publisher, who earlier this year acquired MedCity Media to break into the growing healthcare market. In 2013, the company purchased Breaking Defense, Breaking Energy and Breaking Gov from AOL.

About Breaking Media

Breaking Media runs a network of next-generation business-to-business media brands targeting influential professionals: Above the Law, Dealbreaker, Fashionista, MedCity News, Breaking Defense, Breaking Energy and Breaking Gov. Because of its authentic, inside-the-industry content, Breaking Media reaches over 5 million affluent, decision-making professionals per month and connects brands with this deeply targeted, engaged and influential audience through innovative content integration, custom research products, event marketing and more.  Headquartered in Manhattan, the company was founded in 2006.


  • 15 May 2014 at 10:23 AM
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Welcome to the New Fashionista

As you might have noticed, we’ve had a little work done.

Well, more than a little work. In fact, our whole site is different: we’ve got a new site format, a new logo, a new spot color (bye bye, baby pink!), bigger images and a whole new set of site fonts.

Fashionista has evolved a great deal since its founding six years ago, and developing a design that would reflect those changes — and the changes in online media consumption that have occurred in that timeframe — was a fun and challenging project.

We think of ourselves as an industry publication with consumer appeal — a site that is a must-read for the industry, but also speaks to the people who want to work in the industry or are highly interested in it. Thus, we wanted the site and logo to convey “fashion,” “news” (hence the bold upper case font), “industry” and “webby” (thus the use of blue as our spot color, instead of fashion magazines’ typical pink or red). We also like to think of ourselves as personable, that we don’t take ourselves (or the industry we cover) too seriously. That, we hope, comes out in the headlines and the writing itself.

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Time has compiled and published their list of The 25 Best Financial Blogs, and Dealbreaker has made the cut. According to Time, the list is comprised of sites that “offered the most useful financial advice, offered the best insight into the state of the economy or were just fun.” Financial bloggers were asked to review other financial sites, with Dealbook’s Andrew Ross Sorkin reviewing Dealbreaker and Dealbreaker’s Bess Levin reviewing Dealbook.