John Battelle speaks in the center of a Bloomberg West Tv interview in San Francisco, California, U.S. Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg thru Getty Photos

John Battelle is an entrepreneur, journalist, investor, and author who has based or co-based rankings of media, tech, conference, and diverse corporations. They contain:

Wired Journal and its spinoffs, along with HotWired, the first commercial net direct to crawl banner classified ads.

The Trade Long-established – An integrated weekly magazine, research, on-line, and conference industry that location recordsdata for promoting pages equipped in a single year. It didn’t discontinuance successfully.

The Net 2 Conferences Founded in 2003 with partner Tim O’Reilly and later TechWeb, this “grandfather of all Net conferences” is one in every of my proudest editorial works. I made up our minds to discontinuance doing it after 2011, started NewCo rapidly thereafter.

That E book I Heard He Wrote (The Search) Chronicling no longer factual the history of Google, however the forces that gathered to make Google doubtless.

Federated Media Publishing Founded in 2005 in step with the perception that a brand new build of media became rising that indispensable a brand new financial and technological platform. Sold in early 2014 to LIN Media, spun out sovrn Holdings at the identical time.

NewCo (previously OpenCo) A new roughly tournament/media platform launched in 2013.

Board seats: Chair, sovrn Holdings. Chair, NewCo. Director, Acxiom. Director, Show Media.


Consulting Needs to be the true client.



And loads others. Father of three. Drums (R&B), mountain biking, yoga, whiteboarding with chums, taking photos, cursing at closed methods.