The Better Way Forward

PaulAdvocacy, Innovation, Venture Capital28 Comments

The economy of the United States is in distress. Our experiences in 2020 have exposed significant problems, accelerated movements, and forced social changes about health, society, and our experience with all things digital. We’re faced with a global recession and record unemployment. At this inflection point, we have an opportunity to adapt to change and to build a better future. … Read More

Fred Wilson: It’s a Good Time to Invest in Media Companies

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Among Venture Capitalists I read, Fred Wilson ranks among the highest. A venture capitalist since 1987, he is currently a partner at Union Square Ventures; formerly having founded Flatiron Partners. USV should come to mind among the many venture firms familiar in media, Union Square had billion dollar exits every year from 2011 to 2017 including Zynga in 2011, Tumblr in 2013, Twitter in 2013, … Read More

With the Television Industry Changing, What Could This Mean for Venture Capital?

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Investment in entertainment is a complicated subject to digest, as we’ve explored previously. Yet, funding for a production does draw some parallels to investing in startups. Companies that began as startups in Silicon Valley, such as Netflix and Amazon, hold a powerful presence in television industry in Hollywood. Could this mean venture capital could get involved in the television industry?  … 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

Media Technology + Venture Capital Panel At Funded House

John ZozzaroFeatured, Innovation, Venture Capital

Special Funded House programming during SXSW 2019 has arrived! Funded House does not require a badge, but you must apply here. Meet the panelists: Ted Cohen Known in entertainment & tech as “part connector/part evangelist,” Ted Cohen is Head of Corporate Development for MediaTech Ventures and the Managing Partner of TAG Strategic, a digital entertainment consultancy. As SVP of EMI Music, … Read More