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Digital Publisher LittleThings Hires Bank to Explore Strategic Options
LittleThings, the "feel good" publisher aimed at women, has hired a bank to help it decide whether to take on outside investment or sell to a bigger company.
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Online Publishers Try Reducing Ads to Boost Revenue
Stripping out irritating ad formats and limiting the number of ads forced on visitors can actually increase ad revenue, some publishers say.
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Something Ventured is a 2011 documentary film investigating the emergence of American venture capitalism in the mid-20th Century. Something Ventured follows the stories of the venture capitalists who worked with entrepreneurs to start and build companies like AppleIntelGenentechCiscoAtariTandem, and others. Something Ventured is a full-length independent film which includes interviews with prominent American venture capitalists and entrepreneurs of the 1960s, 70s and 80s, as well as archival photography and footage. The film has aired across the US on local PBS stations as well as on public television in Norway. The film is available on iTunes, Netflix, and from Zeitgeist Films.

Something Ventured features the venture capitalists Arthur RockTom PerkinsDon ValentineDick Kramlich, Reid Dennis, Bill Draper, Pitch Johnson, Bill Bowes, Bill Edwards, and Jim Gaither. The entrepreneurs featured in Something Ventured are Gordon Moore (co-founder of Intel), Jimmy Treybig (founder of Tandem), Nolan Bushnell (founder of Atari), Dr. Herbert Boyer (co-founder of Genentech), Mike Markkula (second president/CEO of Apple), Sandy Lerner (co-founder of Cisco), John Morgridge (early CEO ofCisco), and Robert Campbell (founder of what would become PowerPoint).

Narrated by author Po BronsonSomething Ventured premiered at the South by Southwest Film Festival in March 2011. Something Ventured was conceived by Paul Holland of Foundation Capital, who executive produced the film with co-executive producer Molly Davis of Rainmaker CommunicationsSomething Ventured was directed by Emmy Award-winning filmmakers Dan Geller and Dayna Goldfine (co-directors of Ballets RussesSomething Ventured’s North American distribution partner is Zeitgeist Films.


Executive Producer: Paul Holland and Molly Davis

Director: Dayna Goldfine and Dan Geller

Producer: Dayna Goldfine, Dan Geller and Celeste Schaefer Snyder

Editor: Jen Bradwell and Gary Weimberg

Original Music and Score: Laura Karpman

Narrator: Po Bronson

Cinematography: Dan Geller

Sound: Richard Beggs

It's Time for Online Media to Pivot From Advertising
Print media has been in decline for more than 15 years, its business model obsolesced by the ubiquity of free online content and the rise of online advertising. But all was not lost: The internet brought with it exciting new opportunities and forms. Eventually, one assumed, it would also bring exciting new revenue structures to replace the ones it had undermined.
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The case against the venture capital craze for content - Digiday
Mar 28, 2014 - Last year marked a major shift in venture capital interest back toward media companies, which investors have traditionally shunned. And for fast-growing digital media companies, it's hard to resist the allure of venture capital. Publishers like Vox Media and BuzzFeed raised over $330 million across 60 deals ...
VCs Take the Media - The Baffler
Still, even with its new name and mounting investor interest, Blumberg's company is a notional, if not strictly fictional, creation. It doesn't quite exist ... Venture capitalists have decided that there's money to be made in media, or at least in starting media companies—a fact that should concern us all. Blumberg's efforts also ...
Why venture capitalists are suddenly investing in news — Quartz
Mar 12, 2014 - Media organizations are hiring again. Promising young reporters are leaving stalwart publications for new newsrooms. And venture capitalists are pouring millions into nimble publishing startups. It's a rare moment of optimism for an industry accustomed to doom and gloom. “When we started, investors did ...
Why Is Every VC Suddenly Obsessed With Content Marketing?
Jul 7, 2015 - In the VC world, content is the new Uber. ... From big names to brand new firms, former CEOs to career investors, everyone in venture capital seems hot to publish. How do I know this? ... I was leading content at HubSpot at the time and had worked in digital media for both Google and a local startup.
17 Venture Capital and Angel Investors to Follow on Twitter |
Feb 5, 2015 - Follow these super knowledgeable startup investors for insight and advice. ... Prior to his foray into venture capitalism, he was an entrepreneur himself and co-founded email marketing brand Sombasa Media (later acquired by Why follow Beisel: He often shares tweet-size startup tips based on ...
It's time for online media to pivot from advertising. - Slate Magazine
Nov 21, 2017 - As newspapers withered, digital media ventures—first Slate and Salon, then the Huffington Post, Gawker, Business Insider, BuzzFeed, Mashable, Vice ... Venture capitalists and big media investors rained cash on some of the most promising of these, sheltering them from market pressures in hopes that they ...
Mashable And The Challenge Of Venture-Funded Media | Thought ...
Apr 13, 2016 - The move follows the announcement of a $15MM venture capital infusion by Turner Broadcasting and friends, bringing total investment in the company to ... Digital media companies have disrupted their traditional counterparts, sucking up magazine readers and idle time, and doing so at a much lower cost.
Advice from VCs: Digital Content Investors Tell Us What They Look For ...
Jun 22, 2015 - If you were measuring by the size of the headline fonts, 2014 looked as if it were an inflection point for venture capital (VCinvestment into the digital ... that can help migrate traditional publishers to the digital world-think CMSs, ad platforms, and mobile content solutions-then interest in the market has been ...
Six Myths About Venture Capitalists - Harvard Business Review
Well-known VC firms such as Kleiner Perkins and Sequoia have cultivated a branded mystique around their ability to find and finance the most successful young companies. Forbes identifies the top individual VCs on its Midas List, implicitly crediting them with a mythical magic touch for investing. The story of venture capital ...
[PDF]Top 12 Most Active Investors in the Digital Health 50+ Market - AARP
New digital health apps and wearable devices for the young get the lion's share of media attention. But entrepreneurs and investors investing with the 50+ market in mind are focusing on a big — and growing ... country's top venture capitalists are putting much of their digital health dollars toward the 50+ market. And our data ...
National Venture Capital Association - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The National Venture Capital Association (NVCA) is a trade association representing the venture capital industry in the U.S. The NVCA represents the venture industry in public policy debates in Washington, DC, and promotes high professional standards, professional development, and interaction amongst member firms.
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Where venture capitalists invest and why
Entrepreneurs looking to raise capital are often told that investors like to keep things close to home. Is that true? The question influences where people locate companies. After all, if investors are only willing to invest in their own backyard, you might be better off starting your next company as close to capital as possible.
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What's in Store for Venture Capital in 2018 | Investopedia
Sep 12, 2017 - Venture capital (VC) outlook remains upbeat despite mixed 1H:17 exit trends. In our conversations with private tech investors, a common theme emerged: The supply of money is at an all-time high. The record-high fundraising activity of the past 18 months has been driving the growing amount of dry powder ...
30 Under 30 Venture Capital 2018: Meet The Young Investors Finding ...
Nov 14, 2017 - A new generation of founders looking to build the next Facebook or Uber are shaking up tech. These leading young investors of the 30 Under 30 for Venture Capital in 2018 provide the fundingand support to get them there. This year's group of up-and-coming venture capitalists hail from the nation's ...
Top 5 FinTech venture capital investment trends of 2018 - CBInsight
Oct 26, 2017 - The mega deals and huge venture capital investments for FinTech in 2017, especially after a slight decline in 2016, are clear signs that the FinTech industry is on the rise for 2018. It's not hard to see why people are investing in Fintech. In particular, banks in the US and UK are under immense pressure as ...
Where VC's Will Invest in 2018: Blockchain, AI, Voice, Pets | WIRED
Dec 20, 2017 - Venture capitalists invest like lemmings. These are the trends they'll flock to in 2018.
What 2018 will hold for VC investing - YourStory › 2017 › 12 › What 2018 will hold for VC investing
The Indian VC industry is poised to shift gears next year with increased early-stage VC activity. 2018seems to be a crucial year for them.
The Best Investing Advice for 2018 From Fortune's Experts | Fortune › Finance › Investor's Guide
Dec 7, 2017 - DEETER: Battery technology continues to see heavy investments, and a large portion of Tesla's market cap is actually Gigafactory related. The U.S. venture capital industry did lose money in solar as a result of the aggressive pricing from Chinese competitors, but the size of the market is too large to ignore ...
Tech investment trends of 2018 -
Sep 14, 2017 - Small companies and startups are on the rise, and whether it's off their own back or through the use of venture capital firms, investors stand to make a lot of money from their success. In this article, we'll take a look at some of the tech investment trends that are making waves in their respective industries and ...
How to Invest in Venture Capital -- The Motley Fool
Jun 5, 2017 - Venture capital is the lifeblood of new business development. Venture capital investorsprovide the start-up funds that young businesses need in order to grow, hoping to identify tomorrow's leaders early in their histories and therefore maximize the long-term return on their investment. However, financing ...
2018 Investors Choice Venture Capital Conference 2/9/2018 ...
The Investors Choice® Conference continues to help emerging companies improve their business pitch, gain business insight and attract potential investors. Companies participating in this Conference have gone on to raise over $10 billion in financial transactions since the Institute's Founding in 1983. Up to 25 companies ...
Venture capital - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Venture capital ( VC) is money provided to seed, early-stage, emerging and emerging growth companies. The venture capital funds invest in companies in exchange for equity in the companies it invests in, which usually have a novel technology or business model in high technology industries, such as biotechnology and IT.
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