The way we learn about the world is transforming.The next wave of internet platforms is coming into view. Four years from now, over half of us will have an intelligent assistant in our home, and over half of all internet searches will be voice-activated. Blockchain technology has brought decentralization
At Matter., our mission is to help create a more informed, inclusive, and empathetic society by investing in the next generation of media institutions. That means investing in products that establish new kinds of media habits. We invest in teams that harness emerging technology to build these new media experiences.
Jane Metcalfe is the founder of NEO.LIFE, an online publication that makes sense of the neobiological revolution. Previously, she co-founded WIRED. As well as WIRED Magazine, the group owned HotBot, the internet’s fastest search engine at the time, invented the banner ad, won numerous awards, and practically invented
Max Ventilla is the founder of AltSchool, a collaboration between engineers and educators to help build the future of education. He’s also an accomplished serial entrepreneur whose journey has taken him through Aardvark, Google and beyond. In this talk recorded at Matter in San Francisco, he discusses building a
Lindsay Stewart and Brian McNeill are the co-founders of Stringr, a startup that took part in Matter’s third class. Stringr allows media organizations to connect with professional and amateur videographers in order to source great footage. In this fireside chat with Roxann Stafford, our Director of Program in New
Our guest on this episode is a remarkable entrepreneur: Morgan DeBaun, CEO and co-founder of Blavity. Together with her co-founders, Morgan figured out how to build a media business that isn’t dependent on a conventional advertising model while also elevating the voices of populations too often shut out of
Top highlightMatter has always set out to create a more informed, connected, and empowered society. We hope to invest in diverse teams, and teams supporting under-represented communities. When more of our communities are involved in building media platforms, and served by our media institutions, we create a stronger democracy. Media
This year, Matter. is hoping to invest in teams working on easy-to-use secure communications. It’s a new area for us, but online security and freedom from surveillance have never been more important, both for media and society. Freedom from surveillance means the freedom to speak your mind, freedom to
Top highlightThis moment matters.Matter has always set out to create a more informed, connected, and empowered society, and that mission has never been more important than today. Media is an integral part of democracy, but it faces unprecedented opposition. Even the core idea of truth itself is under attack.