Maker Studios -- the YouTube multichannel network founded by-- has had almost as sordid and dramatic a history as, say, Snapchat or Facebook. To commemorate Disney's $950 million acquisition of the company, let's take a look back at the history o[...]
This just in: media moguls like to lie about traffic.
Earlier today, Gawker writer Adam Weinstein criticized Business Insider's Nicholas Carlson for changing an article about BuzzFeed's surging traffic to reflect the positive affects of their heav[...]
In a recent blog post, Mark Suster of Upfront Ventures announced that Jordan Hudson has been promoted to Principal at the L.A.-based VC firm, and also gave a few hints on what top-tier venture capitalist actually do with their time.
It's been a hot minute since our last round-up of VC advice....but wisdom, unlike bloggers, does not sleep.
"The Limits of Capitalism," by Fred Wilson of Union Square Ventures: "Contrary to the occasional community members who call me a socialist [...]
The Hollywood Reporter's in-depth feature on YouTube multi-channel network Maker Studios features a crazy cast of characters -- the kind you'd only find when combining Hollywood creatives with Silicon Valley techies.
Here are a few of the interest[...]
Almost the weekend, folks! What better way to kick off Friday morning then with a fresh batch of VC advice?
"What I Wish I Knew Before Pitching LinkedIn to VCs," by Reid Hoffman of Greylock Partners: "Entrepreneurs often say they have no competiti[...]
AngelList Syndicates launched in late September, according to PandoDaily, allowing "power angel" investors to invite other accredited investors to join venture rounds. The program provides the "power angel" with 15% of any earnings and opens the door[...]
MakeSpace has raised $1.3 million from Upfront Ventures, Lowercase Capital and others, according to TechCrunch, and will be trying to solve the most un-technological problem of all: helping people store their (physical) crap.
MakeSpace just launch[...]
Multichannel YouTube network Maker Studios has raised $26 million in a Series C round led by Canal+, Astro, SingTel Innov8, Lakestar and others, according to TechCrunch.
Maker Studios currently pulls in 4 billion views a month from its 27,000 chan[...]
Venture capitalists, it seems, almost never stop giving advice -- especially on their personal blogs. Not surprisingly, the best VC bloggers are usually the most successful investors, and we've combed through the inspirational, the tough-love and the[...]
Paul Graham of Y Combinator caused a kerfuffle earlier this week when he told a reporter at Inc. Magazine that a "really bad indication" for a startup CEO is a "strong foreign accent." The Valleywag trolls came out in droves -- along with Om Malik's [...]
In a recent blog post, Mark Suster of Upfront Ventures emphasizes that slow-and-steady wins the race. But more importantly, "fast and shiny" loses -- almost always.
The issue is one of chasing fads, whether it's copying Pinterest's UI, maximizing [...]