2048 Ventures Managing Partner Alex Iskold shares some insights into what he is looking at from an investment standpoint in 2020 and beyond.
fuboTV, the live-TV streaming platform, has agreed to be acquired by publicly-traded FaceBank Group, the character-based virtual entertainment company. Terms of the transactions were not disclosed but fuboTV will become a wholly-owned subsidiary of FaceBank Group after the transaction closes. “The business combination of FaceBank Group and fuboTV accelerates our ability to build a category-defining […]
Audm, the subscription app that turns long-form content into digital audio that is narrated by professional voice actors, has been acquired by The New York Times Company. The terms of the transactions were not disclosed. Founded in 2016 by Christian Brink and Ryan Wegner, Audm had only raised a mere $120K in reported equity funding as […]
“You never want a serious crisis to go to waste. And what I mean by that is it’s an opportunity to do things that you think you could not before.” – Rahm Emanuel, as quoted by a reporter for the Wall Street Journal in November 2008. With the above words, the incoming Chief of Staff of the Obama […]
According to a 2018 Salesforce report from 6K consumers and 1.4B e-commerce visits, 87% of consumers begin their shopping journey through digital channels. Despite this staggering number, many brands struggle to build brand loyalty from online shoppers, who are aware of the conspicuous, transactional nature of the traditional customer relationship. Replika solves this problem by […]
What is an emergent community? If you’re building a community-based business this a must-read from one of the leading VCs in the space.
Growing up, I watched as my grandmother repeatedly traveled thousands of miles between Barbados and Boston to speak with doctors after undergoing surgery for a brain tumor. When Carlos was 8 years old, his eye was critically injured while playing with his friends. After the accident, Carlos spent 3 years in and out of hospitals and visited doctors’ offices five days a week. Imagine how different those experiences would have been if doctors had access to eConsults.
“We sat next to each other, and by the end of the dinner it was clear that we weren’t going to settle with the way commerce is today, and we knew it could be better.”
Pet insurance is currently a $1.42B market in the Us alone. It is one of the fastest-growing lines of voluntary insurance, doubling in market size every three years.
The coronavirus panic is in full swing and the New York City business community is being deeply affected. Events are canceled, decisions are not being made, and employees are afraid to commute. Find out what some of the tech companies in New York are doing to minimize the disruption to business operations through preparation and planning.
Venture capitalist Mike Edelhart lays out what he sees as a single seam in Esports and gaming content that has true venture scale – Esports SaaS. Esports SaaS companies have these characteristics.