John Battelle speaks for the duration of a Bloomberg West Tv interview in San Francisco, California, U.S. Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg by task of Getty Photographs

John Battelle is an entrepreneur, journalist, investor, and author who has founded or co-founded ratings of media, tech, convention, and quite lots of firms. They consist of:

Wired Journal and its spinoffs, along with HotWired, the first industrial web page to speed banner advertisements.

The Industry Commonplace – An constructed-in weekly magazine, overview, online, and convention industry that space recordsdata for marketing and marketing pages bought in a single year. It didn’t discontinuance nicely.

The Internet 2 Conferences Founded in 2003 with partner Tim O’Reilly and later TechWeb, this “grandfather of all Internet conferences” is one amongst my proudest editorial works. I clear to cease doing it after 2011, began NewCo almost as we command thereafter.

That E book I Heard He Wrote (The Search) Chronicling no longer ravishing the historical past of Google, but the forces that gathered to invent Google that you just would possibly maybe presumably imagine.

Federated Media Publishing Founded in 2005 per the insight that a new make of media changed into emerging that wanted a new financial and technological platform. Sold in early 2014 to LIN Media, spun out sovrn Holdings on the identical time.

NewCo (formerly OpenCo) A new more or much less match/media platform launched in 2013.

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


Consulting Should be the factual client.



Etc. Father of three. Drums (R&B), mountain biking, yoga, whiteboarding with traffic, taking pictures, cursing at closed systems.