OZY Media

OZY is a premium media and entertainment company that introduces the global Change Generation to cutting-edge storytelling across TV, events, podcasts and live events.

OZY is your home of fresh stories and bold ideas. The company's mission is to help the curious see the world more broadly and boldly by vaulting them ahead of the traditional news cycle and helping them to live curiously.

OzY was launched in September 2013 by former CNN and MSNBC news anchor, journalist, and businessman Carlos Watson and Goldman Sachs alum Samir Rao. The company has its headquarter based in Mountain View, California.

OZY is a media company tailor-made for the Change Generation – people from every corner of the globe who are challenging the status quo and bucking convention. It's a platform to help you see more, be more and do more.

Ozy boasts an audience of over 50 million monthly users across its various platforms, though Watson was quick to note the company doesn’t see itself only as digital media and so, doesn’t measure success only by traffic.


Ozy is backed by Interlock Partners, LionTree, Marc Lasry, Atinum Investment, iHeart Media, Venture Souq and others. The company raised $35M from a "Series C" financing on Nov 1, 2019. This new round brings Ozy's total funding to $70M to date.



  • Year founded: 2013
  • Funding Info: $70M over 4 Rounds (Latest Funding Type: Series C)
  • Yearly Revenue: NA
  • Employee Size: 51-200
  • Business Valuation: NA
  • City/Town: Mountain View
  • State: California
  • Country: United States
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