Written by 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 new technologies impact their strategies?
· Can Silicon Valley’s often ‘disruptive’ innovations advance rather than confound the traditional media business?
Later, Yang got specific on the sorts of companies that are grabbing Comcast Ventures’ attention, in an interview with Variety’s Hillary Atkin:
”We are looking to invest in high-growth or high-potential companies that are led by a strong set of founders or management team, addressing a significantly large market opportunity and that have a compelling, novel product or solution,” he said. “In the context of entertainment, we’re looking for startups that have created new online experiences that have captivated users and have gotten them to spend meaningful time in those experiences.”
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