LAUNCH covers and celebrates new startups, products, services and technology at its annual LAUNCH Festival and other events, on its tech news product the LAUNCH Ticker, on the popular podcast “This Week in Startups” and via an email newsletter and the LAUNCH blog. Serial entrepreneur, angel investor and journalist Jason Calacanis founded LAUNCH in November 2010.
This Week in Startups
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Jason McCabe Calacanis hosts ‘This Week In Startups’, part of LAUNCH Media and is the founder and CEO of Inside.com.
Previously, he was an “Entrepreneur in Action” at Sequoia Capital, Silicon Valley’s leading venture capital firm, a position he held since December 2006.
Calacanis co-founded and was the CEO of Weblogs, Inc., a network of popular weblogs that was sold to AOL in November 2005. Upon joining AOL, he was appointed senior vice president. In addition, he was named general manager of AOL’s Netscape and was responsible for the July 2006 relaunch of the iconic browser as a social bookmarking news site.
Prior to forming Weblogs Inc., Calacanis was the founder of Rising Tide Studios, a media company that published the magazines Silicon Alley Reporter and Digital Coast Reporter. The flagship publication later became Venture Reporter, a venture capital database, and was sold to Dow Jones.
Calacanis is from Brooklyn, NY and currently resides in Los Angeles and New York with his wife and bulldog. He received a B.A. in psychology from Fordham University. Calacanis is known for his transparency and insights into the internet and media industries.