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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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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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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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The Starter City

Comcast Ventures, Venture Capital  |  March 20, 2013  |  By

American Dream: The Starter City

While foreclosures have made ‘starter homes’ less dreamy than they were when mortgages grew on trees (or at least were within 5-year arm’s reach), there may just be a new stepping stone to the American Dream: The Starter City. These former “fly-over” cities and micropolitian communities are getting a Silicon Valley makeover in hopes of attracting a burgeoning ‘middle class’…

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Tech Pay Dirt or Fool’s Gold?

Venture Capital  |  March 18, 2013  |  By

Comcast Ventures Tech Pay Dirt

*Courtesy of  Broadcasting & Cable by George Winslow ** The bets may be modest, but the payoff can be massive as the savvier television outfits put chips on the next big digital thing to get their content onto more screens— and turn their investments golden ** Happy days aren’t yet here again, but these are certainly better times than the…

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Meet Melissa!

Comcast Ventures, News, Venture Capital  |  February 27, 2013  |  By

Melissa Lavigne-Delville Comcast Ventures

This is my first blog post, so here’s a little bit about me and my role here at Comcast Ventures.  I’ve spent the last 15 years as a professional voyeur of sorts, prying into the lives of consumers in a way that only a “researcher” has permission to do.  Focusing largely on the lives of Generations X and Y (18-49…

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Michael Yang on Venture Capital & Global Business at the Variety VC Summit 2012

News, Venture Capital  |  June 28, 2012  |  By

Michael Yang-Comcast Ventures

Yesterday, Comcast Ventures’ own Managing Director, Michael Yang, participated in a panel at Variety’s Venture Capital & New Media Summit 2012 on the State of Venture Capital and Global Media Business.  The panel explored such issues and questions as: As traditional and digital media companies strive to build out a worldwide marketplace for their products, how does fund-raising, investment and…

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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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Where Are All the Women VCs? 105 Women in Venture Capital to Know

Comcast Ventures, Enterprise, Venture Capital  |  May 14, 2012  |  By

Amy Banse Comcast Ventures

We’re pleased to see that Comcast Ventures’ Head of Funds and Managing Director Amy Banse appears on a fantastic list of 105 women in venture capital and angel investing, put together by Melissa Pierce, a filmmaker and organizer of the Pitch Conference, with the help of readers who continue to add names to make it comprehensive.

The Hypercompetitive World of Venture Funding: Why We’re Here

Venture Capital  |  April 26, 2012  |  By

Amy Banse Comcast Ventures

We moved to San Francisco seven months ago. It’s a wonderful city – beautiful vistas, incredible light, happy people and smart people all looking to change the world. Every other person on the street is either starting a company or investing in one. For a newcomer, the concentration of ideas and entrepreneurs in the 30-mile radius that is Silicon Valley…

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