Serving Celebrities in Venture Capital

Paul O'BrienOpportunity, Venture CapitalLeave a Comment

LOUD Capital, a Columbus, Ohio-based alternative investment venture capital firm, announced this week the launch of Legacy Entertainment Ventures, a company providing venture-focused services to “celebrities” in the music, eSports, and influencer markets. Reflective of the work we’re doing with companies and in corporate innovation, we’re thrilled by what LOUD Capital, and other venture groups like it, are doing as … Read More

SXSW 2019 Hackathon Details and Opportunity

Paul O'BrienEducation, Engagement, Opportunity

[2018 Hackathon photo by Randy & Jackie Smith] We’re weeks away from media innovation from throughout the world, descending on Austin, as it does every spring, for SXSW. If you’re on your way to Texas, make sure we connect; our team is involved in SXSW Pitch, supporting SXSW EDU, and hosting dozens of venture capitalists and startups at Funded House.  … Read More

The Triple Upside of Mitigating Innovation Risks

John ZozzaroAdvocacy, Innovation, Opportunity, Venture Capital

Throughout the history of innovation, organizations that have seen long term success with continued growth have traditionally practiced innovation internally, dedicating large amounts of resources to the practice. There are many variations to how organizations label their practices of innovation, usually better known as R&D, intrapreneurship, and hackathons. Identifying just how much organizations invest in innovation varies drastically, Forbes recognizing … 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

SXSW 2018: Panels and Events Focused on Innovation in Media

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If you’re like us, you’re waiting until the last minute to review the schedule and make your plans for SXSW 2018. If you’re like us, you’re particularly interested in the technologies and innovations impacting film, music, news media, and the more. Without further ado, the Almost Definitive Guide to All the Innovative Techie Stuff in Media at SXSW Two Thousand … Read More

Spotlight: Randall P. Dark

Paul O'BrienEngagement, Opportunity2 Comments

If you’re old enough to have used a cassette tape, I’d be surprised if that photo isn’t imprinted on the back of your brain as it was one of the iconic images of the 1980’s.  That anonymous man in the chair, who he was and what we were experiencing in that poster – music, speakers, print, early MusicTech – in … Read More