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Comcast Ventures’ Female Entreprenuers

For Entreprenuers  |  May 12, 2016  |  By

Comcast Ventures recognizes the power of female leaders driving tech and innovation. For Women’s History Month last year, our Managing Director and Head of Funds, Amy Banse, highlighted those in our portfolio driving disruption including Adi Tatarko of Houzz, Katia Beauchamp of Birchbox, Sandra Oh Lin of KiwiCrate as well as Amy Jain and Daniella Yacobovsky of BaubleBar. Since then,…

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VR Content – On the Eve of a Renaissance

Featured, For Entreprenuers, Virtual Reality  |  January 27, 2016  |  By

Virtual Reality

Virtual Reality is technology that simulates an alternate environment by immersing the viewer in a captive, fully digital experience. This is what sets VR apart from other forms of media, but also presents unique challenges requiring new hardware and novel approaches to content creation. We’re finally there on hardware VR needs to be experienced through a head mounted display (HMD),…

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Top Traits of Exceptional Entrepreneurs

For Entreprenuers  |  March 19, 2015  |  By

As a VC, you see a LOT of investor pitches. Since joining the Comcast Ventures team this past summer, I’ve seen well over 200 and have begun to recognize common traits shared by exceptional entrepreneurs. Reflecting back on those investments, there are five traits that leaders embody, which I believe are key indicators of future success: acting fast, being resilient…

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Comcast Ventures Catalyst Fund Adds Lo Toney to the Team

Catalyst Fund, Comcast Ventures, For Entreprenuers  |  February 26, 2015  |  By

Today, Comcast Ventures announced the expansion of its Catalyst Fund to the West Coast with the hire of Laurence “Lo” Toney, former CEO of LearnStreet and general manager at Zynga. Comcast Ventures Catalyst Fund focuses on investing in early stage startups led by minority entrepreneurs, who are increasingly starting new companies by creating new categories or disrupting the old. Hear…

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Managing Director Amy Banse shares her best advice for young entrepreneurs

Comcast Ventures, For Entreprenuers, Venture Capital  |  October 4, 2013  |  By

Amy Banse Comcast Ventures

FORTUNE — Fortune’s annual Brainstorm Tech conference brings together the best and brightest minds in tech innovation. Fortune periodically turns the spotlight on a different conference attendee to offer their personal insight into business, tech, and entrepreneurship.  The Brainstorm Tech 10 Questions Interview with Amy Banse, Managing Director and Head of Funds Amy Banse runs Comcast Ventures, the internal early-stage…

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The Modern Family

Consumer, For Entreprenuers, News  |  May 29, 2013  |  By


NBCUniversal Integrated Media and USA Network just released a special issue of The Curve Report ( on today’s Modern Family (incidentally, airing on USA Network this fall).  Here’s a quick excerpt from the study, as well as a link (www.thecurvereport) to the complete report. According to the U.S. Census, only 4% of American families today consist of a married couple…

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BD: The Power of Connections

Comcast Ventures, Featured, For Entreprenuers  |  May 23, 2013  |  By

Kim Armor and Greg Bae, Comcast Ventures

As the Business Development team for Comcast Ventures, Greg and I have interesting jobs that straddle financial focus and relationship building — a mix of right brain and left brain thinking. The startups we work with are all in a race against time for growth. We can support them in multiple ways. First, we are operators ourselves and have both…

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Five companies selected for DreamIt Access NY Program

Catalyst Fund, For Entreprenuers, News  |  May 10, 2013  |  By

William Crowder Comcast Ventures DreamIT NYC

Here we go again!  It’s hard to believe that DreamIt NYC is back so soon. Tonight we will welcome the arrival of 16 startups to the NYC tech ecosystem. For the second year in a row, this program will include DreamIt Access sponsored by Comcast Ventures. DreamIt Access is a concentrated effort to launch more minority-led startups and has had Comcast Ventures as an…

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Direct Selling: A Hundred-Billion Dollar Vision for the Commerce Industry

Consumer, For Entreprenuers  |  August 7, 2012  |  By


By: Gavin Teo and Kathleen Utecht. Senior Associates, Comcast Ventures We at Comcast Ventures are focused on the commerce industry and exploring exciting verticals within it.  What a surprise that some of the most exciting new startups are in a niche that was started  thousands of years before. In 2000 BC, the Code of Hammurabi, a monument of Babylonian law, protected…

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VC Firms New Role of Talent Acquisition Assistance to Portfolio Companies

For Entreprenuers, Venture Capital  |  June 19, 2012  |  By

Venture Firms - Talent Acquistion

You might think of your average Venture Capital (VC) firm as simply an investment firm that provides early-stage startups with funding to help spark fast growth.  With the number of entrepreneurs on the rise, VC firms are competing for the top-notch startups and money isn’t the only selling point they have to offer.  Networking, business development and marketing assistance have…

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