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Buzzfeed Raises $19M for Listicle Empire

BuzzFeed Inc., the prolific online publisher of quirky animal photos, 1990s retrospectives and autocorrect mishaps, raised $19.3 million in funding from an investor group led by venture firm New Enterprise Associates.

Previous investors such as Lerer Ventures, Hearst Corp. and Softbank Corp. participated in the funding round, the New York-based startup said today in a statement, bringing its total money raised to $46 million. Michael and Kass Lazerow, co-founders of Buddy Media Inc., also invested.