My First Podcast

A week or so ago, I was invited by Mark Withington to participate in a podcast discussion about evolving web 2.0 business models. Also joining the conversation were local thought-leaders Pito Silas and Brian Del Vecchio. As Mark notes, the conversation winds “its way through [topics like] risk-sharing, abundance of software, loosely coupled transactions and even broaches the possibility of incentive pricing as a means of monetizing development.”

I’ve expressed skepticism in the past about the adoption of consuming podcasts because of their temporal nature. So this month’s Forrester report highlighting low adoption wasn’t a complete surprise to me. But participating in the content creation of one was both engaging and enjoyable. Whether anyone will actually listen is another story…

If you are interested in checking the podcast out, you can read more about it on Mark’s page
or directly download the MP3 here.

podcast particpants - pito silas, brian del vechhio, david beisel, and mark withington.jpg

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 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.