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Articles tagged venture capital (17)

“We’re not the enemy. This is a really shitty industry for writers.”
The American Journalism Project, led by two top nonprofit news veterans, aims to propel $1 billion in annual investments to mission-driven local news outlets.
“One of the things that we try to do, and I think it has worked well for us, is to surprise and delight. Surprise and delight is a marketing tactic. In our case, it’s essentially constantly launching new things so that the industry is constantly surprised.”
The closed discussion platform shuts out the noise of Twitter’s eggs and trolls and is betting on β€” gasp! β€” the value of government and media elites talking to one another.
Its core ideas have always been compelling, but Circa has been unable to find an audience large enough to attract new investment.
With successes in technology behind him and a career in venture capital in front of him, why did Tamer Hassanein decide to build a news app?
With a new round of investment from Andreessen Horowitz, the viral giant aims to get even bigger. One step down that path: making it more clear to readers what kinds of content BuzzFeed really offers.
Matter, formerly known as the Public Media Accelerator, aims to join “the values of public media” to “the mindsets of Silicon Valley entrepreneurship.”