Sandbox VR - The future of entertainment

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Brand vs. Subscription: Apple Plus

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… mobile entertainment TV

Investing in the Podcast Ecosystem in 2019

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a16z Podcast: For the Billions of Creatives Out There

Andreessen Horowitz

But what does it mean, as both a creative and a leader, to “showrun” something, whether a TV show… or a … Uncategorized #dothework entertainment founder/maker/operator stories new mediums on leadership TVThe writer-showrunner is a relatively new phenomenon in TV, as opposed to film, which is still a director-driven enterprise.

a16z Podcast: Gaming Goes Mainstream

Andreessen Horowitz

The company is responsible for some of the … gaming entertainment esports founder/maker/operator stories holiday specials M&A our Summit events Summit 2018Bobby Kotick is the CEO of Activision Blizzard (a merger he engineered); it’s one of only two video gaming companies in the Fortune 500, and the largest game network in the world.

Hallucination vs. Vision, Selling Your Art in the Real World: Brian Koppelman Interviews Marc Andreessen

Andreessen Horowitz

The full Q&A is transcribed below, but you can also listen to … Uncategorized #longreads entertainment founder/maker/operator stories guest hosts Q&AsEditor’s note: This recent podcast interview of Marc Andreessen was conducted by Brian Koppelman, writer (Rounders, Ocean’s Thirteen, etc.), director, and showrunner (with David Levien) of Billions.

a16z Podcast: How Many Taps in the Apple (Plus) Tree?

Andreessen Horowitz

In this another of … Uncategorized entertainment hallway conversationsWhat does Apple’s recent event — in which a range of new services was announced, from Apple News Plus to Apple TV Plus to the Apple card — mean for the company’s overall strategy and tactics?

Why LA Is The Best Place for Startups to Flourish?


The unbelievable access to the entertainment industry, presence of luxury brands, and living along with the abundance of distribution companies, equipment, and production teams all make the city surreal enough to be one’s imagination. Los Angeles is known as the city of dreams.

Scale with fellow founders at SaaSociety


On the one hand, it’s highly entertaining whether you’re destroying clay pigeons or the golf course. In what can be rightfully deemed the era of the entrepreneur, we often gravitate towards glorifying founders; their successes and lifestyles.

SaaSOptics Stories: Meet Mary Chiaffredo


But one thing is for sure: We're a hard-working, talented and entertaining group to meet, and I'm excited to start telling our stories. SaaSOptics team members have incredible stories to tell. From world travels to unique hobbies, there's a lot you probably don't know about the team.

Startupland – How three guys risked everything to turn an idea into a global business

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It’s an entertaining read, too, and as someone who was fortunate enough to have played a small role in Zendesk’s beginnings, reading about those early days put a smile on my face many times. As some of you may know, my friend Mikkel , founder and CEO of Zendesk , wrote a book.

Here’s SendGrid’s seed round pitch deck


I hope you find this deck useful or at least entertaining to see. In 2009, coming out of Techstars, SendGrid set out to raise a seed round. The original target was $300,000. They ended up raising $750,000 in that round. Eight years later, they went public at around a $1B valuation.

Announcing the 2019 Class of the Techstars Sports Accelerator Powered by Indy


Today marks the beginning of Techstars’ first SportsTech focused accelerator, the Techstars Sports Accelerator Powered by Indy , a 13-week mentor-ship driven accelerator program supporting startups addressing solutions across the sports spectrum.

Who are Asia’s SaaS VCs?


Fresco Capital focuses on businesses developing new solutions in the enterprise, education, infrastructure, healthcare, consumer goods and entertainment.

The Secret to Subscription Pricing


Given Navint’s focus on recurring revenue companies, not surprisingly, we have many clients in the media and entertainment industry. Jeff Wissink shares what Navint has found to be the secret to establishing value-based subscription pricing, and it may surprise you.

Successful Seven-figure Funding Round for Provider of SaaS Customer Loyalty Platform

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Loyalty Prime Intensifies Its International Growth. By Loyalty Prime , December 29th, 2018. . The Loyalty Prime Group, a leading provider of SaaS-based loyalty platforms, has completed another seven-figure funding round.

7 Companies Show you their Customer Experience Strategy


New apps for navigation, new forms of entertainment, layout changes, curbside valet, bag check at parking garages. There are many articles on developing a customer experience (CX) strategy so seeing a range of practical examples will help put them into perspective.

Making things people want

Inside Intercom

Maybe your customers want to be entertained, or spend more time with their friends, or understand what projects teammates are working on, or maybe they want to project growth for their business. The problems people encounter in their lives rarely change from generation to generation.

The Funnel is Dead. Long Live the Flywheel. With Hubspot CEO Brian Halligan (Video + Transcript)


Entertaining. Brian Halligan: He is entertaining. The age-old sales funnel has worked fine for decades…until now. Flaws are being exposed, and a new model is imminent. Why is the sales funnel alone, no longer an appropriate way of thinking about customers?

Why People Need Instagram and What Kind of Ads They Want to See


Apart from entertaining yourself and your followers, getting on top of trends and using the right hashtags can help you reach an entirely new audience. Conclusion As you can see, Instagram is much more than a way for us to entertain ourselves and be social online.

Totango Global Executive Forum delivers inspiration, premier quality content and connections with NPS score of 87.5!


Well deserved congratulations to team “Trust Me” and presenters Neil Miklusak (VP of Sales, Totango) and James Woloszyn (Vice President, Hewlett Packard Enterprise) for their entertaining and award-winning presentation that had the entire room laughing and cheering.

4/18: is it the end of Hulu as we know it?


Every time one of these major entertainment companies sells their stock in streaming, we see a risk of losing content. High five, crew. Abby here on National High Five Day, and I’m beginning to wonder who the heck comes up with these celebratory days.

The Best Content Marketers in the World

Tom Tunguz

Game shows, sitcoms, and drama for after-dinner entertainment. I once asked a VP of Marketing at a top SaaS company how she thought of content programming. What is the right type of content to create? I asked her. She replied with a brilliant little insight, “I look at way the best content marketers in the world do it. The TV networks.” ” News dominates the early morning. Then, daytime television takes over targeting those who stay at home.

Subscription60: Tuesday, February 26th


On the go listening is still very much raging in the educational and entertainment spaces, and yet another podcast mogul is stacking up investments. Good morning subscription world. Abby here on February 26th, National Spay Day.

Perfect Editing is King: The Process of Editing Articles at Kraftblick


We think it would be entertaining to describe our biggest quarrels and disagreements between writers and editors about the course of content creation. “To write is human, to edit is divine.”. Stephen King. Everybody likes to write, but nobody likes to correct all that writing.

SaaS Marketing Tactics: Do Whatever Works

Practical Advice on SaaS marketing

I always figure the final cost of participating in a large show- counting in travel, entertainment, tchotchkes, shipping & drayage, etc. Like most conventional wisdom, ideas about the "best" way to market software-as-a-service (SaaS) solutions make sense for some companies.

9 Myths about Augmented Reality, Busted


After that private organizations started using AR in entertainment and gaming business. Myth5 : AR is not designed for professionals or work environment Reality : People have this assumption that AR is limited to gaming and entertainment industry only.

An Antifragile Thanksgiving

Tom Tunguz

Taleb entertains with his irreverence and his depth of thought. I’m grateful for all the entrepreneurs who have spent time teaching me how to build their companies. Over these past few days, I have been reading the book Antifragile written by Nassim Taleb.

4 Customer Success Lessons That You Can Learn From Playing Tetris


Looking for more entertaining Customer Success content? 4 Customer Success Lessons That You Can Learn From Playing Tetris. I’ve never considered myself a gamer.

What Gordon Ramsay can teach you about email marketing.

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Instead, when you write entertaining emails your list can’t wait to read, they don’t bother price shopping when they need your product.

Recurring Revenue Technologies: Q&A with Sean Joyce


Their early experience in working with media and entertainment companies (including publishing), and pioneers in SaaS, helped them develop an extensive—and now proven—methodology of helping clients scale their recurring revenue businesses. Earlier this year, we welcomed Sean Joyce to the Navint team.

Who Are You Creating Content For - Algorithms or Humans


He focuses — when crafting his content — on providing value and keeping an entertaining that makes people take action. There are two opposite approaches when creating content online to grow your business.

“7 Tips and Tricks to having happy customers at Scale” New Relic EVP, Roger Scott (Video + Transcript)


So we have a strong presence in the media and entertainment world. Customer expectations are at an all-time high, making it more and more difficult for companies to please them. Companies who understand their customers well are the ones who rise to the top over their competitors.

The Most Transformational Force in US Society

Tom Tunguz

Entertainment. Taxis. Mobile phones. Communications. Banking. Healthcare. In the past ten years, is there an industry startups haven’t upheaved? Startups have been the most transformational force in US society over the past 20 years. Uber has transformed the taxi industry, reducing taxi rides in yellow cabs in San Francisco by 65% in 2 years. Hampton Creek has created an eggless mayonnaise that terrified the US egg industry.

How To Make Your Content Shareable?—?8 Key Characteristics

The Marketing & Growth Hacking Publication

Take into account the psychology of shareable content: utility, inspiration, entertainment A report by researchers at UCLA learned that ideas that generate more “buzz” are ones that associate with specific regions of the brain. How To Make Your Content Shareable?—?8

InsightSquared Highlights the Benefits of Measuring the Demand Unit Waterfall at SiriusDecisions 2019 Summit


They’ll be pouring signature cocktails from only the finest bootleggers, swinging to live music, and enjoying three stories of Prohibition-era entertainment. Visit InsightSquared in Booth #427 for Demos at SiriusDecisions Summit on May 5-8, 2019 in Austin, TX .

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Hook trial users from their first use

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For example, when someone fires up a video game after a long day, their Job-to-be-Done is to be entertained and distracted by their pursuit of success. In 1898, American sales pioneer E. Elmo Lewis created the AIDA model to describe how customers buy.

Reflections from the Watermark Conference


This year’s conference was especially meaningful given that the Time’s Up movement has gained real traction following a series of well-publicized stories about sexual harassment in the entertainment industry – and in Silicon Valley.

7 Benefits of Owning An Interactive App for Online Businesses


Interactive apps can educate and entertain consumers through active engagement. There’s something about a good interactive experience that makes it hard to forget. Not only does it provide a delightful experience to a customer, but it leaves behind a special memory.

The top marketing statistics for 2018 and why they matter

Inside Intercom

But it’s not just entertainment that people are looking for. Software has one of the lowest averages (28%) while Arts & Entertainment has the highest (45%) ( HubSpot, 2018 ).

3 Insights from Tien Tzuo’s Fireside Chat on the Subscription Economy


It’s not about the song, it’s about entertainment; it’s not about the cars, it’s about getting from point A to point B; it’s not about excavators, it’s about moving dirt.

The Voice of the People is Data

Tom Tunguz

We know the models work - we have seen it first hand on the web - and in order to survive, access to such data will be table stakes in the entertainment industry. If you’re a Netflix subscriber, in all likelihood you’re a big fan of “House of Cards.” Netflix designed it that way.

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The importance of Founder-generated content


But we wouldn’t have even remotely entertained the idea of a podcast until we had done all of the other stuff first. It’s pretty clear that when Allen Gannett, CEO and Founder of TrackMaven, wrote his first book The Creative Curve , it was to scratch a certain itch. On the one hand, it was time for him to write a book. Every founder is “supposed” to write a book after a certain amount of success in the industry. It’s almost like a rite of passage in a way.