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Top Leaders from Apple and Stitcher Join Comcast Ventures As Entrepreneurs-in-Residence

News  |  February 17, 2016  |  By

We’re excited to announce two additions to the Comcast Ventures entrepreneurs-in-residence (EIRs) program: Michelle Gonzalez and Noah Shanok. Michelle, who spent over seven years at Apple and most recently led product for Apple News, joins the San Francisco team. As the co-founder of The Influencer Series, an invite only community reaching over 14,000 influencers in Silicon Valley, she plans to…

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Comcast Ventures Invests in SundaySky

Advertising, News, Technology  |  October 21, 2013  |  By

Sunday_Sky

Last week, we announced our investment in SundaySky. SundaySky has created a platform that can deliver truly personalized video to end-users. There are a couple of parts to the technology: first, a suite of creative tools that enables convenient creation of thousands of variants of a video asset; second, a video player that determines the optimal variant to play according to…

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WhoSay Launches First-Of-Its-Kind Entertainment News Source

Comcast Ventures, Consumer, News  |  October 7, 2013  |  By

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Last week, the Comcast Ventures portfolio company, WhoSay took another step toward reinventing how online and mobile readers get their coveted – and voraciously consumed – celebrity and entertainment news. WhoSay has launched a first-of-its-kind digital entertainment magazine built and powered by celebrities, including over 1,500 influential personalities across film, TV, music and sports. Last week, the startup debuted a…

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Announcing Our Investment in Maker’s Row

Consumer, News  |  July 24, 2013  |  By

Makers Row Comcast Ventures

I love NYC startups. Recently, I’ve spent a lot of time with seed stage companies here. I am honored to announce our investment in one of my favorites, Maker’s Row, which connects designers with American manufacturers. Maker’s Row is tackling a large issue. Years ago, I ran a company that made toys and games….we actually created goods which we then distributed to stores throughout the…

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Genacast Ventures Announces Investment in Riskive

Genacast, News, Venture Capital  |  July 23, 2013  |  By

Riskive Comcast Ventures

Genacast Ventures is pleased to announce our most recent investment in Riskive, a cybersecurity software company based in Baltimore, Maryland. Riskive provides threat detection software preventing cyber attacks on social networks. Genacast co-invested in the company with our friends Mark Levine and Pascal Luck at Core Capital along with several prominent angel investors including Frank Bonsal (founder of NEA), Greg…

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Meet the new EIR at Comcast Ventures: David Levy

News  |  July 8, 2013  |  By

David Levy EIR at Comcast Ventures

For those of you that don’t know me, I’ve spent the last 17 years financing, investing in, advising, and building companies in growth and technology – particularly in the digital media and infrastructure sectors. I built the Internet research and investment banking practice at Furman Selz (which later became ING Barings) before joining the Internet team at Hambrecht & Quist…

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The Modern Family

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

Modern-Family

NBCUniversal Integrated Media and USA Network just released a special issue of The Curve Report (www.thecurvereport.com) 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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Videology Raises $60M

Advertising, News, Venture Capital  |  May 28, 2013  |  By

Comcast Ventures Videology

This morning Videology announced it has closed on a $60 Million round led by our friends at Catalyst Investors. Comcast Ventures was one of the original investors in the company in 2009 along with New Enterprise Associates (NEA) and Valhalla Partners (all re-invested in this round). Videology may not be a household name in the online video space, but it…

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Wearable Computing Set for Takeoff

Healthcare, News, Technology  |  May 23, 2013  |  By

Wearable Computing Set for Takeoff

MoneyMoves interviews Michael Yang about healthcare technology trends. See the video interview here.


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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