New loan fund makes first investments


MDIF’s new loan fund, MDIF Media Finance I, has made its first investments in three countries where access to independent information is under threat.

Tony Haile, former CEO of Chartbeat, joins MDIF Board of Directors


Tony Haile, CEO of startup and founding CEO of Chartbeat, today joined MDIF’s Board of Directors. Tony brings more than a decade of experience at the cutting edge of digital media to help guide MDIF’s investments in independent news businesses in countries with challenging media environments.

MDIF Selected for the ImpactAssets 50 2016


For the sixth consecutive year, Media Development Investment Fund has been selected for the ImpactAssets 50 (IA 50), an annual showcase of private debt and equity impact investment fund managers. Published for the sixth time, IA 50 is the only free, public, searchable database for investors and their financial advisors, offering an easy way to […]

MDIF clients provide news to more than 60 million people


Last year, MDIF clients provided news and information to over 60.9 million people in countries where access to free and independent media is under threat, while generating a combined $56.3 million in sales. The Impact Dashboard 2016 found that after five years of working with MDIF, client businesses grew their reach by a median of […]

MDIF launches blended-value loan fund with Sida-backed first-loss protection


New York, November 16, 2016: MDIF today announced the launch of MDIF Media Finance I, a blended-value loan fund for independent news media companies in select emerging and frontier markets. In a ground-breaking partnership MDIF, a New York-based investment fund for media companies in countries where access to information is limited, and the Swedish International […]