Where top VCs are investing in media, entertainment, & gaming

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… Continue reading Where top VCs are investing in media, entertainment, & gaming

Zwift & fitness-gaming’s superiority over interactive fitness videos

(This was originally a section of today’s Monetizing Media newsletter. Sign up here.) Happy Sunday night, media friends. 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 Conference this week so if you’re in town for… Continue reading Zwift & fitness-gaming’s superiority over interactive fitness videos

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… Continue reading Interview with Eric Min, CEO of Zwift

Takeaways from the 2019 Game Developers Conference

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.

Cineplex and the Future of Exhibitors

Amid the global shift to streaming video, are exhibitors (aka movie theater companies) doomed? Let’s step back: what role do exhibitors play in the market? 1) They curate and host Hollywood’s new releases so mass audiences know what to see; 2) they provide social, in-person media experiences for the family, for dates, for fun; 3)… Continue reading Cineplex and the Future of Exhibitors