Disruptor Capital Invests Seven-Figure Plus Into Leading Media Firm

As seen in The Washington Post

By Thomas Heath


Disruptor Capital Invests Seven-Figure Plus Into Leading Media Firm


Disruptor Capital, a Washington-area angel investment firm, has made its second big move in less than two months by leading a $1 million-plus funding round in Media Group of America.


The investment will help fuel growth at the the media company, led by Alexandria-based the Independent Journal Review, a two-year-old Website run and owned two former Republican operatives.


Privately-held Media Group of America, which is profitable, is on track to earn more than $30 million in revenue this year. The company is profitable, said Disruptor Capital chief executive Pete Snyder, who will joining the MGA board.


The company was founded by Alex Skatell and Phil Musser. Skatell, 28, is a former digital director for the National Republican Senatorial Committee and the Republican Governors Association. Musser, 42, a longtime communications and media consultant, is the former executive director of the governors association and was an advisor to former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney


“The bets we are making today with Pete’s help and expertise will be around video content, and creating platforms for independent contributors and thought leaders,”said Skatell, who started IJReview in his Washington apartment.


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