Anime click advertising company 9Animes.com has raised $10 million (about £6 million) from investors in its latest funding round.
The company says it aims to increase the number of paid clicks by 100 per cent within five years.
The funding round was led by New York-based New World Ventures, which has invested in such well-known brands as Zappos, Expedia and The Washington Post.
9Anima says it is aiming to “enhance the ad experience” for publishers who want to offer more than just a link.
It said the ad clicks will help publishers reach their audience, and provide them with “more value for their time.”
9Animas head of content Javi Cancar said: “9Animes is excited to be partnering with one of the most well-respected publishers in the industry.”
9 Animes also announced that it had raised $1 million in Series A funding from a number of investors, including Alibaba, Baidu and Baiduo, as well as Andreessen Horowitz.
9 Anima has been in the news recently because of a series of ads that it has run in Australia, including one that was accused of promoting illegal drugs.
In the advertisement, an animated image of a man is pictured smoking marijuana is accompanied by a warning that it contains a high risk of addiction.
The ads were criticised by the ABC, and the Federal Government announced it would launch a public inquiry into the advertisements.
9 Anime click ad site 8Animes was set up in 2008, and it was the first Japanese animation site to be acquired by a major US internet company.
9 The company now has a presence in over 200 countries, and sells some of the biggest anime films on YouTube, including Spirited Away, Cowboy Bebop, Ghost in the Shell, Kill la Kill, Attack on Titan, and more.
9The company also offers a service called “Live Video Chat” that allows people to watch live anime, and to comment on video content posted to YouTube, Facebook and Twitter.
The service is similar to Skype for video chat, and allows users to send and receive text messages, photos and other data.
The firm is also part of the Google Ventures Accelerator programme, which aims to raise $100 million in venture capital for companies in the technology, media and media-entertainment space.
9 anime,movies,ad,thesuper anime,adflix,ad click,advertising source Google news (UK ) title Anime ad company to expand its reach with ad clicks analytics article Anime ad business company 8Animals latest round of funding brings its total funding to $10.5 million, and brings the company’s total number of partners to five.
The fund is led by Sequoia Capital, which was previously part of Animes venture capital fund, and also invests in several well-established online video platforms including Facebook, YouTube and Snapchat.
8Anima said it plans to add a variety of ad services to the service, including search engine optimization (SEO) and social media targeting, among others.
The deal also aims to “enrich the experience of paying for content” for anime fans, it said.
9 Animated and live streaming site 7Animes recently announced it had secured $8 million in funding from investors including Yahoo and Alibaba.
The group says it plans on expanding its audience and growing its revenues to 100 million monthly visitors, with an eye on monetising that potential.
7Anima also announced plans to expand to China, where it currently has a small user base.
The new fund will help the company reach those users in China, and will also allow the company to scale its business beyond Japan, the group said.
7 Anime click advertising site 7 Animes is part of an ad tech company called Anime click, which helps advertisers create and manage ad campaigns for websites that offer adverts for online video streaming services like Netflix, YouTube, Amazon and Hulu.
The ad clicks platform allows advertisers to target ads on a number to a specific audience based on search queries.
9 Live video chat service 8 Live video chatting service 7 Anima is a popular online video chat platform, and its new funding round brings its investment total to $8.3 million.
The $8m round was backed by Sequos Venture Partners, which also invested in Akshay Kumar’s venture capital firm Akshaya Capital, and Sequoias own investor Yuri Milner, who has also invested with the firm.
7 Animate and other anime companies 8 Animate is one of Japan’s most popular anime brands, and has over 50 million monthly unique visitors.
The live-streaming company is also one of many anime companies that have recently started to expand their presence in the country, including Animate M2, Animate-KAI, Anime-