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Millennial Dad Site Fatherly Raises $4 Million to Expand Into Video and Events

| August 7, 2017

Fatherly, a New York City-based media startup, has raised $4 million in venture funding from BDMI, the investment arm of media company Bertelsmann, and talent agency UTA.

 The company plans to use the money to expand the scope of its content, launch a podcast, develop original video series, and expand internationally in the next 18 months. The company has created franchises like 940 Weekends, a reference to the number of weekends dads have to spend with their kids between birth and age 18; My Father The…, a series of interviews with children of famous men, and the Father of the Year awards, which it hopes will lead to more events. Michael Rothman, the company’s CEO, says the strategic expertise from UTA and BDMI will be key to accomplishing Fatherly’s goals. Read the rest here.

BabyBjorn, Fatherly Feature Trans Dad In Video

| July 21, 2017

BabyBjörn is launching a parenting video starring a trans dad.

As part of BabyBjörn’s #Dadstories campaign, the video highlights its limited-edition collection, which is inspired by and designed for modern dads.

The series, co-sponsored by parenting resource Fatherly, features real dads and their children. This installment follows S. Leigh Thompson-Shealy and his son as they prepare for a day out utilizing the Baby Carrier One. Read the rest here.

Daddy’s home: Millennial fathers amp up parenting

| June 19, 2017

Tony Dokoupil takes a Father’s Day look at a new generation of devoted Dads:

Don’t let the sport coat fool you — Simon Isaacs is ready for the playground. He’s with his two-year-old daughter Kaia, selling imaginary tacos.

And while Simon’s afternoon with her may not look like much, certainly no more than what many moms do every day, the 36-year-old entrepreneur sees it as a small act of revolution. Read the rest here.

Fatherly Installs Michael Wertheim as Company’s First COO

| June 2, 2017

We wrote in March about the arrival of Andrew Burmon as editor in chief of parenting website Fatherly. Since that time, the company has continued to grow, by leaps and toddler bounds. This week, Michael Wertheim (pictured) joined as Fatherly’s first-ever COO. Wertheim has enjoyed a solid media career, starting out with Time magazine, serving subsequently as general manager of and moving on eventually to high-profile consulting. He has been tasked with accelerating the growth of Fatherly’s audience, technology and product offerings. Read the rest here.



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