I worked in old media at News Corp for 4 years, new media as co-founder and president of Spinner – the first multi-channel Internet radio service and co-founder and CEO of Grouper/Crackle – one of the first Internet video networks. Both companies were acquired in under 3 years and sold for $320mm (AOL) and $65mm (Sony Pictures) respectively.
My partner from Spinner and Grouper, Dave Samuel, and I recently started an early stage VC called Freestyle Capital to fill the void between retreating angels and VCs moving to later stage investments.
Freestyle will help early stage Internet and tech entrepreneurs develop their visions into kick ass market leading businesses. We bring cash, deep networks and the passion and experience to get hands-on with the entrepreneurs we back.
We have made 18 investments since Jan 2009 and had two exit (CoTweet and about.me).