Spotlight: Author Will Ruff

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[mp3j track=”https://mediatech.ventures/wp-content/uploads/Listen_Now.mp3″ caption=”Author Will Ruff” volslider=”y”] An author snuck into the tech world after studying history at Syracuse University in New York, before recently finding himself in ours when we had a chance to get know Will through a MediaTech inspired talk he hosted, Liberal Arts Majors Dominate Tech Entrepreneurship. “Things like WordPress, social media, and smartphones have made it … Read More

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

Publishing Jobs: Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying & Love the Gig Economy

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  No industry has seen as much rapid change as the publishing industry since the turn of the century.  The largest online bookstore in 1999 is now the largest online ebook store – and physical bookstores are endangered. Just this month SELF magazine has joined a growing trend of magazines leaving the physical realm for the electronic completely. A few … Read More

MediaTech Spotlight: Michael Svatek

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There is an element to the written works ecosystem that remains poorly developed, economically, for professional writers. With the dawn of the internet, we understand that the way in which writers ply their talent is forever changing; whether you’re a book author, a journalist, an editor, or otherwise, technology changes how and where we write and monetize our work. What … Read More

MediaTech Spotlight: Kim Gorsuch-Bradbury

Paul O'BrienAdvocacy, Engagement1 Comment

I wrestled with whom to start this effort we want to undertake, to spotlight incredibly innovative MediaTech entrepreneurs, and ultimately settled on an old friend and peer as her past, passion, and intention align so closely with my own. We (I) want to encourage you to get to know Kim Gorsuch-Bradbury. She’s an Austin based innovator I had the pleasure … 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

The Notable Angel Investors in Media Technology

Paul O'BrienFeatured, Venture Capital2 Comments

Before considering who they are, appreciate what angel investment means by asking how one might define “angel investor.”  Raising money, be that for a band, a film, a video game, or to invest in other media or software development, requires the right sources of funding, at the right stage, with the appropriate measure of progress and potential on you part.  A … Read More