We’re rooting for two of the eight companies presenting at a startup pitch event this week in Tysons Corner, Virginia. NewsIT was one of the winners of the We Media PitchIt seed investment challenge earlier this year in Miami. Ringio, a slick virtual PBX service with built-in CRM. Ringio works out of WeSpace, the co-working studio we opened in Reston, Virginia, this past summer.
I am excited to announce the launch of a new project that we are calling WeThink. What is it? WeThink is a conversation about innovation and the future — an effort to explore new ideas and promote solutions to the challenges that our society is facing. What’s the big deal? If you follow our work […]
Amra Tareen, the savvy and ebullient founder of AllVoices, has just closed a $3 million funding round for the innovative, citizen journalism site. That brings funding to $9 million for the two-year-old start-up. Not bad. TechCrunch has a good take on the AllVoices funding. How does she do it? Amra returns to We Media Miami […]
Worth a read at Forbes.com: Knight Foundation Head Alberto Ibargüen is bankrolling dozens of experiments to save the news business. Can he rescue newspapers? You may recall Knight was one of the winners of our We Media Game Changer Awards earlier this year, for reasons cited by Forbes: the foundation has pledged to invest $100 […]
From our friends at Naked Media and Scribe Media, tune in at Noon ET April 14 (tomorrow) for a live interview with online publishing visionary Larry Kramer. Larry is an old friend and participant in We Media programs. He’s best known as founder of CBS.Marketwatch. More recently he’s been an advisor to a variety of […]
Google announced this week that they were creating a venture capital arm whose main objective will be to turn a profit. The group, called Google Ventures, is expected to invest up to $100 million in the next 12 months. The New York Times article on the announcement notes that “Google will tap the connections of […]