John Battelle

  • NewCo, John Battelle’s Event Startup, Raises $1.7M From Obvious, True Ventures And More

    NewCo, John Battelle’s Event Startup, Raises $1.7M From Obvious, True Ventures And More

    NewCo, the latest venture from Federated Media co-founder John Battelle and Brian Monahan that focuses on creating city-based “festivals” as a new approach to more standard startup and tech confabs, has raised its first round of funding, a seed round of $1.7 million. The money will take it from being a “passion project” — Battelle’s description of… Read More

  • John Battelle Returns As CEO At Federated Media, Deanna Brown Steps Down

    John Battelle Returns As CEO At Federated Media, Deanna Brown Steps Down

    Online advertising company Federated Media just announced that current CEO Deanna Brown is stepping down, while founder and former CEO John Battelle will be taking on the role again. The company says that Battelle and Brown will be working together during March “to ensure a seamless transition.” Brown joined Federated in 2009 as president and chief operating officer, and… Read More

  • John Battelle On Why It's Not Web 3.0 And More (TCTV)

    There are very few people that give better interview than Federated Media’s John Battelle. I am seriously impressed with how he manages to moderate high level speaker after high level speaker without breaking a sweat. Especially since I usually run out of smart things to say 5 seconds into a conversation. Read More

  • Web 2.0 Acquisitions, The Game

    Who isn’t a sucker for maps, and especially maps about the Internet, and especially interactive maps about the Internet that also function as a “Who should acquire whom” acquisition guessing game, where people can add their suggestions about what companies should by what other companies, just like you guys do in our comments sections. Thus I present to you the Web 2.0… Read More