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Friday, August 15 • 2:00pm - 2:50pm
When VCs and media collide

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A panel on how venture capital firms and media startups are colliding this year and funding journalism.


Elise Hu-Stiles

Technology and Culture Reporter, NPR
(@elisewho) Elise Hu-Stiles is a reporter who covers the intersection of technology and culture for NPR’s on-air, online and multimedia platforms. She joined NPR in 2011 to coordinate the digital development and editorial vision for the StateImpact network, a state government reporting project focused on member stations. Before joining NPR, she was one of the founding reporters of The Texas Tribune.


Marcus Brauchli

Managing Partner, North Base Media
(@mbrauchli) Marcus Brauchli is a managing partner at North Base Media, an investment firm focused on journalistic enterprises in emerging markets. Brauchli also was a former editor of The Washington Post and The Wall Street Journal. He received the Leadership in Diversity award last year at the 2013 AAJA Gala Banquet.

Aziz Gilani

Director, Mercury Fund
(@TexasVC) Aziz Gilani is an experienced operator, consultant and investor in technology companies, with a focus on consumer and enterprise software. Prior to joining the Mercury Fund, Aziz was a senior engagement leader with Infosys Consulting, where he led the Enterprise Asset Management Practice. Prior to that he was a director at ABB Performance Services.

Aneesh Raman

Senior Editor, OZY Media
(@AneeshRaman) Aneesh Raman is a senior editor at OZY, a new media company co-founded by Carlos Watson (journalist) and backed by high-profile investors including Laurene Powell Jobs, Larry Sonsini, David Drummond (Google), Dan Rosensweig and Ron Conway. Prior to joining OZY, Raman was a speechwriter to President Barack Obama. Before joining government, Raman was an award-winning CNN reporter.

Friday August 15, 2014 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Meeting Room 9, Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown 999 Ninth St. NW, Washington, DC, 20001

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