“Me TV” at CNET

This week, CNET released a set of news articles covering the radical shift that television is undergoing. It covers everything from on-demand programming to custom-made home media networks. It provides a good general overview, although there’s not much depth to the coverage.

That being said, I am very interested in the current transformation of how/where/when we receive digital content, both from my own personal consumer interest and from an investor standpoint. Things are changing so rapidly, and the incumbent players and money at stake is so great, that startups entering the fray have a lot up against them. We’ve looked at a number of new companies in this space here at Masthead, but haven’t found anything that we could get extremely excited about – yet.

David Beisel

David Beisel is a co-founder and Partner at NextView Ventures. He has been focused on early stage Internet startups his entire career, both as an entrepreneur and venture capitalist. As an investor in the digital media space, David was most recently a Vice President at Venrock and previously a Principal at Masthead Venture Partners. Prior to becoming a venture capitalist, David co-founded Sombasa Media, an e-mail marketing company best known for its flagship product BargainDog. Sombasa was successfully acquired by About.com where David served as Vice President of Marketing. David holds an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and an AB in Economics, magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, from Duke University. He also founded and leads the Boston Innovators Group, an organization which holds quarterly entrepreneur events drawing a thousand attendees.

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