Monetizing Media (April 28) – Zwift & Northzone interviews, Research Update, Interesting Deals this Week

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 […]

Interview with Eric Min, CEO of Zwift

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 […]

Monetizing Media (it’s back) – Patreon, Unity, Luminary, BallerTV, other deal news

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 […]

My report on Patreon

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 […]