Austin’s Star: The Downtown Library

Paul O'BrienAdvocacy, Opportunity25 Comments

In a matter of weeks a building opens in downtown Austin, Texas, and it’s this building typical of every city that stands apart in subtle ways that distinguish why Austin is an epicenter of our collective future. Given our work in MediaTech Ventures and my role as a Director of Founder Institute, Dane Kenney, Producer and founder of wefilm3D invited … Read More

Mashable Social Media Day 2017

Paul O'BrienAdvocacy, Engagement, OpportunityLeave a Comment

In 2010, the globally known, multi-platform media and entertainment Mashable helped establish the role and impact of social media in the broader media ecosystem, with the launch of Social Media Day.  A way to recognize and celebrate social media’s impact on global communication, the formal day is annually recognized with city proclamations, local thought leader talks, community engagement, and livestreams through … Read More

The Dozens of Media Oriented Corporate VCs

Paul O'BrienAdvocacy, Development, Opportunity1 Comment

One of our seed articles, written as we laid the groundwork for MediaTech Ventures, highlighted the need for and role of corporate investment in video game development. As though the analysts behind that article were prescient, tech market intelligence platform CB Insights announced recently the 55 most active Corporate VC firms and I’m pleasantly surprised to see nearly half of … Read More

Corporate Investment Fuels Game Development

Paul O'BrienOpportunity, Venture Capital1 Comment

As gaming continues to see explosive growth in console and PC, mobile, and VR, evident in the shocking explosion of the E3 Conference (Electronic Entertainment Expo) – it’s the entities from other major industries to which we should be turning for resources and opportunity.  It’s no secret, though it still confounds many, that the audience for gaming is an astoundingly large but … Read More