VC Titan Tim Draper: “Content Providers are Becoming More Important”…And Glam is the Fastest Growing Company “On the Face of the Earth”

By on 01/30/2008 11:43 AM @beet_tv

Tim Draper, one of the world’s most successful and influential venture capitalists who manages some $7 billion in VC funds, is bullish on content companies.  This is quite a shift for the big Sand Hill Road VC’s who have steered clear of content companies.

He told my buddy AlwaysOn founder Tony Perkins yesterday in this interview that content providers are becoming more important and he is starting to invest in the space.

The principal reason that content creators are becoming valuable in the eye of venture capitalists is because the avenues of online syndication have changed everything. Anyone can be a star! We agree with you Tim.

One his most high profile content company investments is Glam.com, which Draper says is the "fastest growing company on the face of  the earth."  He notes that it’s growing faster than Hotmail and Skype, two of his past investments.

Tim was the keynote speaker at the Always On conference in Manhattan.  You can watch the session as a live stream today.

You can grab this video of Tony and Tim right here.

– Andy Plesser   

Recent Videos
image
IAB’s Rothenberg: The Problem with Viewabilty is the Tech Vendors

While publishers and advertisers are essential in agreement over what constitutes a “viewable” digital advertisement, the technology for measuring ‘viewability” is a big problem, with multiple tech vendors coming with vastly different findings, says Randall Rothenberg, CEO of the IAB ...

image
Marketing Industry Chief: Ad Fraud Must be “Put to Its Death”

Speaking in blunt terms, Bob Liodice, President and CEO of the ANA,  the nation’s trade association for advertisers, says that his group has had enough and wants no part of criminal activity where dollars are being diverted in various ad fraud scenarios.   He says the industry needs to deal with this ...

image
Social Sharing Drives Video Ad Returns: Unruly’s Kosinski

Making your video ad shareable doesn’t just mean a wider audience – it increases its chances of stimulating real marketing outcomes, says Richard Kosinski, president of video measurement agency Unruly Media. That company produces the Viral Video Chart and tracks how videos are watched and ...

image
Innovid Rolls Out New Targeting Tools

Advertising tech platform Innovid is rolling out real-time synchronized ads this year, says CTO Tal Chalozin at the recent Beet.TV executive retreat. As it expands deeper into targeting technology, Innovid has begun working with Cisco to bring tools to second screen apps by targeting ads to relevant ...

image
Small TV Networks Allow Programmatic Buying By Magna Global Advertisers

The US TV business has moved another step closer to selling its advertising programmatically, with 15 small broadcast networks signing up to allow programmatic buying by clients of IPG Mediabrands’ Magna Global investment unit. Its data-driven ad targeting capabilities will be used by small networks ...

image
Teads Outperforms Competitors In Video Ads, Nielsen Commissioned Study

French video ad tech company Teads has lately been shouting about the performance of its ad format InRead, which inserts auto-playing video ads between text paragraphs on major publisher sites. Now it is using a study commissioned from Nielsen to claim it outperforms its competitive video ad format ...

image
Google’s AdX Bigger Than Global Stock Markets: Vanderzee

It is often said that the “programmatic” shift from manual ad-buying to automated mechanisms will do for Madison Avenue what computer trading did to Wall Street. But, on one measure, it’s already bigger than that. “The number of transactions now on the DoubleClick Ad Exchange, if you ...

Martin Sorrell - media rev thumbnail
Making the “Media Revolution:” IPG’s Roth, WPP’s Sorrell, AOL’s Armstrong...

The role of the media agency is dramatically changing with entrance of “biased” tech companies, says Michael I. Roth, CEO of Interpublic Group. He says the role of the unbiased, “agnostic”  media agency is more important than ever. Sir Martin Sorrell, CEO of WPP, says that there will ...

image
Audience Buying Ushers in Changes for Premium Publishers, SMG’s Delaney

Audience buying does not signal the end of premium publishing, but it is ushering in changing ways of doing business, says Mac Delaney, SVP of Programmatic at SMG Global, at the recent Beet.TV executive retreat.  Efficiencies, pricing, yield and CPMs are radically morphing, but publishers are still creating ...

image
Ad Sellers Not Equipped For Programmatic Fight: Adomik’s Shaevitz

PHOENIX — The rash of new ad tech platforms we have seen over the last couple of years is designed to wring greater efficiency, better targeting and lower costs out of ad buying. All of that appears to be stacked in favor of ad buyers, not ad sellers – so is the sell side disadvantaged in the ad ...

image
Programmatic TV’s Future Is Four-Fold: SpotXchange’s Cooke

PHOENIX — What’s the future of “programmatic”, the collection of targeting and trading technologies currently revolutionizing display advertising, when it comes to television and video? It boils down to “four buckets”, says video ad tech platform ...

image
‘Always-On’ Advertising Moving To The Hub: Rocket Fuel’s Skinner

PHOENIX — Rocket Fuel’s acquisition of data management platform X+1 was one of the more talked-about M&A deals in 2014. So why did the programmatic platform do the deal? To give customers a single, constantly-connected platform, says Rocket Fuel’s global partnerships VP David Skinner. ...

loader