My interview with Laura Martin of Needham & Company

I saw leading Wall St media analyst Laura Martin of Needham & Company debate the future of Netflix on stage at the Banff World Media Conference in June and caught up with her after to expand on her assessment of the streaming giant and the streaming video landscape more broadly. Check out the transcript of… Continue reading My interview with Laura Martin of Needham & Company

My interview with Northzone’s Paul Murphy on the next era of gaming

Paul Murphy is a London-based general partner at VC firm Northzone who previously founded the popular mobile game Dots when he worked at betaworks in NYC. Paul looks at a range of startups but 2 of his 4 first investments at Northzone have been related to gaming. I interviewed him on his current investment theses… Continue reading My interview with Northzone’s Paul Murphy on the next era of gaming

Fundraising 101: How to trigger FOMO among VCs

I talk to startup founders every day, a portion of who are inevitably fundraising. I noticed successful serial entrepreneurs I know have more methodical approaches to how they raise money from VCs and create competition among potential investors. So I asked several of them to share their tactics. Read the post on TechCrunch >> Fundraising… Continue reading Fundraising 101: How to trigger FOMO among VCs

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

My interview with Northzone’s PJ Pärson

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… Continue reading My interview with Northzone’s PJ Pärson

New Resource: a Database of Media Investors

I have several projects in the works to make Monetizing Media a helpful hub for media entrepreneurs, executives, and investors. The first was the daily MediaDeals newsletter which is going strong. The second has just launched: a crowdsourced database of media investors around the world. The List of Media Investors is an interactive spreadsheet (powered… Continue reading New Resource: a Database of Media Investors