On Wednesday, the cat was out of the bag -- I formally announced that I accepted the position of CEO at new Manatt Digital Media Ventures, which is part of new Manatt Digital Media (MDM) which is chaired by Hale Boggs. Hale developed the vision for MDM, and we are partners driving it -- he on the legal side, and me on the business side/investment side (Hale oversees all Manatt investments).
And, that vision has resonated -- which is extremely heartening, exciting. The news coverage by major publications was significant -- all the big names, and virtually all with major feature stories. Here is just a slice, together with direct links to the stories:
TechCrunch -- "Sorenson Media CEO Peter Csathy Tapped to Lead Manatt's Digital Media Group"
Variety -- "Law Firm Manatt Taps Csathy to Head Digital Media Venture Arm"
Billboard -- "Manatt Launches Digital Media Investment Fund"
Bloomberg -- "Manatt ... Business of Law"
Dow Jones VentureWire -- "Law Firm Manatt Phelps Launches VC Arm for Digital Media Investments"
Los Angeles Business Journal -- "Manatt Launches Digital Media Investment Arm"
Daily Journal -- "Manatt Launches Consulting, Venture Arm for Digitally Minded" (front page story)
SocalTECH -- "Sorenson Media's Csathy Departs to New Digital Media Effort from Manatt"
Xconomy -- "Sorenson CEO Peter Csathy Goes Hollywood to Lead Manatt Venture Fund"
StreamingMediaBlog -- "Sorenson Media's CEO Steps Down, Takes On CEO Role of New VC Startup"