Disruptor Capital Invests $1M In Alexandria Media Firm

As seen in the Washington Business Journal

By Jennifer Nycz-Conner


Disruptor Capital Invests $1M In Alexandria Media Firm

Pete Snyder’s Disruptor Capital has made another notable investment, its second in fewer than two months.
The Washington Post reports that Disruptor will lead a $1 million-plus funding round in Media Group of America, an Alexandria-based media company owned by two former Republican operatives that produces the Independent Journal Review. Snyder will join the company’s board as part of the deal.


Disruptor, which is also based in Alexandria, recently took part in a $5 million funding round in Richmond menswear startup Ledbury.


The Post says MGA is profitable, and is expected to generate $30 million in revenue this year.
MGA was founded by Alex Skatell, 28, the former digital director for the National Republican Senatorial Committee and Republican Governors Association, and Phil Musser, 42, a former adviser to Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney. IJReview got its start in Skatell’s Washington apartment.


Skatell tells the Post that while most bets in the political media industry have centered around data and analytics, the injection of Disruptor cash will help MGA turn its attention to video content and creating platforms for independent contributors.


In addition to IJReview, MGA owns the website Liftbump, a tech incubator and a digital agency.


Snyder is considered to be a contender for the GOP ticket in the 2017 Virginia governor’s race.


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