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

SF Music Tech Summit #19

John ZozzaroAdvocacy, Development, Engagement, Opportunity, Venture Capital1 Comment

SF Music Tech Summit (SFMTS) is in it’s 19th event since it’s fruition in 2008. Founders Brian & Shoshana Zisk have provided a platform giving music technology innovation a voice, demanding attention from industry professionals from all over the world. With an increased focus on disrupting out dated industry models, and a need to on empower artists to be more … Read More

OMG Startups: Earning an Investor is the Same as Earning Media

Paul O'BrienAdvocacy, Education, Venture Capital8 Comments

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Next week, for Austin Startup Week, I’m hosting Austin American-Statesman Technology writer and I Love You So Much podcast host, Omar Gallaga, Melinda Garvey, Magazine Publisher and Owner, ATX Woman, and Storytelling for Entrepreneurs’ Lyn Graft, Film and Video Producer, in a discussion of the role of media in tech (RSVP HERE).   We wanted to put together an atypical panel for entrepreneurs; rather than just … Read More

Video Gaming on Fire

Paul O'BrienAdvocacy, Education, Venture Capital1 Comment

It was in the earliest days of our conceptualizing what MediaTech Ventures would become, that we shared an insight to a specific media vertical that we believed might indicate from where funding for other media might come.  That thought, that though most forms of media production seemingly struggle to find funding, videos games were finding interests through corporations. The video game … Read More

How Content Creation Affects Your Funding

Paul O'BrienAdvocacy, Development, Education, Venture Capital5 Comments

Content media site Medium announced just days ago that they restructuring through layoffs and office closings as they “renew their focus.” Medium CEO, Ev Williams, noted that, “in building out this model, we realized we didn’t yet have the right solution to the big question of driving payment for quality content. We had started scaling up the teams to sell … 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