The Inaugural MediaTech Collective

John ZozzaroDevelopment, Education, Innovation, Opportunity12 Comments

Earlier this year, Serenity Gibbons, for Entrepreneur, penned a wonderfully straightforward look at why startups should look to Accelerators.  It was the sub-headline that caught my attention most, “thrive with a little help from your friends.” Comprehensive support A full roster of activities Investor access Accelerated knowledge A gateway to future customers Skills development Risk management A bigger-picture, long-term view … Read More

Plans to Acquire Musicians Desk Reference and Define a Path for Creative Economies and Artists

John ZozzaroAdvocacy, Development, Education, Innovation, Venture CapitalLeave a Comment

In the 21st century digital economy, it’s important to notice the affect technology has played, both good and bad, for professionals working in media. While it has helped give birth to thriving verticals such as VR, AR, Video Games, and Podcasting, it has left other media verticals such as News, Film, Music, Radio, and Publishing scrambling to identify long term … Read More

MediaTech Ventures Strengthens Its Team with Music + Tech Mogul Ted Cohen

John ZozzaroAdvocacy, Development, Featured, Innovation

We announced today that we’re honored to have Ted Cohen formally joining our work, as Head of Corporate Development. At MediaTech Ventures, Ted will be tasked with finding unique revenue opportunities, partnering with the world’s leading media brands, driving innovation, and collaborating globally to support the creative class.  He takes up his new position immediately. Paul O’Brien, CEO of MediaTech … Read More

How do Investors in Film Get Their Return? How are Movies Funded??

Paul O'BrienDevelopment, Education3 Comments

With the Austin Film Festival upon us, it dawned on me that we’re frequently consulted with on questions of funding pertaining to new ventures, startups, and constantly asked about getting a film, game, or book funded for production, but rarely is it clear to anyone how funding a startup isn’t remotely like funding a production.  And that’s what a movie … Read More

MediaTech Ventures in Istanbul for GEC

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Global Entrepreneurship Congress 2018

I’m heading to Istanbul, the historic crossroads of the European and Asiatic worlds to represent the United States as a delegate to the Global Entrepreneurship Congress. Beyond the amazing sight seeing, cultural experiences (Turkish Baths anyone?) and world class food I am honored to spend the next few days deep in conversation with the best entrepreneurial ecosystem builders in the … Read More

Silicon Valley Bets Big On The Indie Music Industry

John ZozzaroAdvocacy, Development, Venture CapitalLeave a Comment

If you haven’t heard by now, United Masters received $70mil from companies like Alphabet Inc. Andreessen Horowitz, and Twentieth Century Fox, to disrupt record labels.  United Masters is currently run by Steve Stoute, former president of Interscope Records. When you visit their website you’ll find statements like, “For too long, artists have had to surrender their independence and creative freedom to make it in … Read More

Austin MediaTech Week

Paul O'BrienAdvocacy, Development, Education, Engagement, Opportunity, Venture Capital11 Comments

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Want to cut to the chase?  November 6th throughout Austin, technology talks, studio tours, podcast interviews, VR and gaming events, and more.  Get right into the schedule to RSVP here. You’re asking yourself what is it about Austin, Texas?  We keep hearing about the exuberance for startups, it’s role as a music capital, SXSW and ACL, an ever growing population, … Read More