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Creating a Beginning Home Studio

Creating a Beginning Home Studio

More and more budding music artists, photographers and videographers are deciding to set up their own home music, streaming or photography studios. For the cost of renting professional space a few times, you could invest in your own studio that you can use any and...

Startup with The Infinity Stones

Startup with The Infinity Stones

Okay okay... so the snap your fingers and half the population disappears isn't the right analogy for the mission you have as an entrepreneur to improve the world (or is it....?). My head and heart are frequently drawn to stories evolved from culture, that help us...

Every Company Is Realizing they are a Media Company

Every Company Is Realizing they are a Media Company

Looking to the future, and emerging from the quarantined haze of 2020, Andreessen Horowitz's Margit Wennmachers announced that they would be, "building a new and separate media property about the future that makes sense of technology, innovation, and where things are...

What Companies Need to Know About Social Media Before Advertising

What Companies Need to Know About Social Media Before Advertising

Working with startups and companies as we do, we see a great [too] many that seek to promote before being ready: Running AdWords with a terrible website, sponsoring events while lacking Google Analytics, or starting YouTube videos without a landing page to convert...

Facebook Portal Mini (2nd Gen) Review

Facebook Portal Mini (2nd Gen) Review

While I am a serial early adopter of emerging consumer tech, there have been some notable exceptions. Products I avoided include the Amazon Fire Phone, the Amazon Echo Look, Magic Leap AR glasses, and The Juicero (don’t ask!).  In some cases, though, I’ve acquired the...

Repealing Section 230 in the United States; Here’s the Implication

Repealing Section 230 in the United States; Here’s the Implication

The First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to...

MediaTech Ventures’ Community Spotlight Ep.15 – Scott Fetters

MediaTech Ventures’ Community Spotlight Ep.15 – Scott Fetters

Meet the hospitality master, musictech incubator originator, mastermind behind the largest creative hub in America, Scott Fetters, founder/CEO of 2112 inc. Scott’s story is a perfect example of what happens when entrepreneurs focus more on solving a problem, rather than their solution.

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A Competition Slide that Closes Capital

A Competition Slide that Closes Capital

I was asked recently if Facebook and Google are competitors, and the question being asked, struck me with as much alarm as hearing a startup founder say they don’t have competitors.

What most frequently gives an investor pause is a slide in a pitch deck that communicates that you’re not paying attention to your market and threats looming from alternatives.

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