Yearly, a private Upfront Summit spotlight is getting to sit down down with consultants in a discipline I care about. Typically that’s enterprise capital typically (like last year’s conversation with Reid Hoffman) and generally it’s in an area the place I’ve invested (like mobility and metropolis innovation with Bird’s Travis VanderZanden, one among our portfolio founders.)
I’ve spent numerous my profession fascinated with digital and on-line video (with investments in firms like Maker Studios) so for that cause amongst many, I used to be excited to open the Upfront Summit a couple of weeks in the past by interviewing Meg Whitman about Quibi and the digital media house.
After all you’ve in all probability recognized of Meg as a enterprise chief for a few years, previously as President and CEO of Hewlett Packard and the CEO of eBay earlier than that, however since late 2018 she has been the CEO of Quibi (becoming a member of founder Jeffrey Katzenberg as the primary worker). Between the heavy hitters on the helm, the greater than $1.4B raised (extra on that later), and the A-list names they’ve signed up for his or her first batch of content material, they’ve definitely raised numerous expectations and various opinions. So I used to be excited for the viewers to have the prospect to listen to from Meg upfront of Quibi’s April sixth launch.