In my TechCrunch column, I just posted long-form quotes from these 9 sharp VCs on their investment interests in the media, entertainment, & gaming space. If you’re an entrepreneur planning to raise money (or an investor curious what your peers are focused on), I suggested you give it a read. Cyan Banister (Founders Fund) Alex […]
Happy Sunday night, media friends. (I’ll send Monetizing Media when I send it. Aiming for shorter posts that vary a bit in format since a formal weekly routine didn’t happen.) Great to see many of you over drinks in London and LA recently. Shout out to Hummingbird VC and Sinai VC for co-hosting those events. I’ll be at the Milken […]
I interviewed Zwift CEO/Founder Eric Min in TechCrunch, discussing the virtual cycling company’s product evolution, numerous potential revenue streams, and Olympic esports ambitions. Interactive fitness startups are a hot trend right now, following Peloton’s mainstream breakthrough. As it’s preparing to IPO, other “Peloton for X” startups like Tonal, Mirror, and Hydrow are raising substantial sums. Scooter Braun and Rumble are teaming […]
Listen to me discuss my research on Patreon and assessment of the company with Connie Loizos of StrictlyVC on the TechCrunch Equity podcast.
Today I posted an interview in TechCrunch that I did with Northzone general partner PJ Parson at the SLUSH conference in Helsinki. We talked about the core investment thesis that has guided him for 20 years, how he went from running a fish distribution to running a VC firm, his best practices for effective board […]
We just wrapped up GDC 2019 in San Francisco so TechCrunch’s Lucas Matney and I hosted a public conference call to chat about our takeaways. We focused on cloud gaming and Google’s big Stadia announcement, the Unity and Unreal game engines, and Facebook’s Oculus Rift S. Read the transcript on TechCrunch.
Read my post on TechCrunch: https://techcrunch.com/2019/03/06/podcasts-smart-speakers-soar-as-social-media-stalls-based-on-new-survey/
Monetizing Media is back! Welcome to version 2.0. Here’s the new plan : It’s weekly. Responding to the daily news cycle last year was a reactive way to work, distracting from the projects I wanted to proactively dive do. My productivity has soared since unplugging from it. Rather than share everything, I’m gonna share what’s most interesting […]
I’ve spent the last two months researching Patreon, interviewing its executive team and investors, and talking to its customers. Thrilled to publish this report. It’s the first in a new format for TechCrunch (and for me): in-depth reports on top late-stage stage startups that aim to provide the definitive analysis on a company. This one […]
Read my post on TechCrunch: https://techcrunch.com/2018/11/12/whats-next-the-top-media-executives-on-the-job-market/