“I am looking forward to the next generation of writers and leaders to help Gigaom continue and improve on what we did together. I will still write occasionally for Gigaom and will be at all our events,” he said of the move in an email.
Malik founded Gigaom in 2006 during a time of great upheaval in business journalism. Blogs were rising in prominence – including TechCrunch – and business journalism was quickly moving from print to online. His site began focusing on events and paid research in 2008 and it currently employs 70. Tom Krazit is executive editor.
He has been a long time “venture partner” at True and will remain on Gigaom’s board. He will also headline Gigaom events and write the occasional column.
Om has long been a personal inspiration and his impact on blogging has been immense. I’m glad to count him as a friend. I look forward to seeing where he’s headed. Thankfully, he leaves us with a bit of advice:
You can read a bit more about his transition on his personal site.