Episode 78: Peter Rojas - Partner at Betaworks Ventures - How We Built Multiple Media Brands Without Paying for Traffic, Acquisitions, Venture Capital and More.
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Peter Rojas is a founding partner at Betaworks Ventures, a seed-stage venture capital fund based in New York and San Francisco. He is also the co-founder of several startups, including Weblogs Inc. (acquired by AOL in 2005), where he created and was editor-in-chief of both Engadget and Joystiq; Gizmodo (formerly Gawker Media, now part of Univision); music discovery service RCRD LBL; and gdgt, a social commerce platform (acquired by AOL in 2013). Prior to Betaworks Ventures, he worked at AOL as VP of Strategy and later as Co-director of Alpha, the company's experimental products group. I really enjoyed this episode because I got to talk with Peter not only as an entrepreneur and founder but also as a venture capitalist which is always great as you get both perspectives on things.