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Beyond Nest, DropCam, SmartThings – The Next Connected Home Leaders

Consumer, Technology  |  March 4, 2015  |  By

In 2014, over $200M in venture funding was invested in early stage ‘connected home’ device companies, while over $5B in M&A transaction value accrued to a handful of exits, most noticeably Nest ($3.2B), Dropcam ($555M) and SmartThings ($200M). All signs point to more new entrants and more funding activity in 2015. Rarely does a day go by without a new…

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Comcast Ventures Invests in SundaySky

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


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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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.

Movers & Makers:

Consumer, Technology  |  April 17, 2013  |  By - Comcast Ventures

It’s not often that you come across a trend so powerful that it has as many implications for Barbie as it does for NASA. So, when I read about 3D printed dolls from Makie Labs and the 3D Rocket Engine Design Challenge on the same day it definitely got me thinking. First thought: My money’s on the doll. Second thought:…

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The 7-Year Start Up

Consumer, Technology  |  March 11, 2013  |  By


Beyonce recently announced the launch of her new blog, BeyHive, a Tumblr-like blog dedicated to ‘films, songs, people, places, foods and fashions.’  At first blush, this isn’t so newsworthy.  After all, she’s not the first celebrity-turned-blogger – Gwyneth Paltrow launched Goop (or is it Glob? Glop? Flop?…can’t remember) years ago.  But here’s what’s new and notable.  Beyonce has been capturing…

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JiWire Wins Prestigious Frost & Sullivan ‘New Product Innovation Award’ for its Location Graph

Mobile, News, Technology  |  February 4, 2013  |  By

JWire Comcast Ventures

It’s an exciting day for the team here, at JiWire! Frost & Sullivan has recognized JiWire’s mobile audience targeting solution, Location Graph, as the most innovative new product of 2012 for mobile advertising. After conducting deep analysis of the mobile advertising market, Frost & Sullivan nominated the Location Graph “one of the most accurate and effective audience segmentation and profiling…

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Amy Banse Joins Adobe Board of Directors

Comcast Ventures, News, Technology  |  May 14, 2012  |  By

Amy Banse Comcast Ventures

We’re excited to announce that Comcast Ventures Managing Director and Head of Funds Amy Banse has joined the board of directors of Adobe Systems Inc. Amy joins Frank Calderoni, EVP and CFO of Cisco; and Laura Desmond, global CEO of Starcom MediaVest Group as three new members joining Adobe’s board.

Why Performance-Based Reporting Is the Best Thing to Happen to Advertising

Advertising, Technology  |  March 28, 2012  |  By

Performance based reporting in Advertising

By Hart Cunningham Advertising technology is still a hot category for many reasons, but the main story here is that ad tech continues to offer insights and efficiencies to a market that’s long suffered from lack of both.

Why Investing in Healthcare Innovation Matters to Us

Enterprise, Healthcare, Technology  |  January 6, 2012  |  By

Michael Yang-Comcast Ventures

Ahh – New Year’s Resolutions.  It’s that time of year when we get besieged with ads and Facebook posts from friends about new gym memberships and finally getting fit this year. Whether you should go to the gym or not (as Men’s Journal provocatively suggests), or whether you should jump on the latest diet craze (and be a “Caveman”), there…

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Our Predictions for 2012

Comcast Ventures, Technology, Venture Capital  |  January 2, 2012  |  By

Amy Banse Comcast Ventures

As we ring in the New Year, a few of our partners have collected their thoughts on what’s in store for 2012.