Entries by Martel

The World’s Richest Man’s Favorite Books of 2016

Bill Gates recently posted his favorite books of 2016 on his personal blog. “String Theory,” by David Foster Wallace “Shoe Dog,” by Phil Knight “The Myth of the Strong Leader,” by Archie Brown “The Gene: An Intimate History,” by Siddhartha Mukherjee “The Grid: The Fraying Wires Between Americans and Our Energy Future,” by Gretchen Bakke […]

Vine Co-Founders Launch New App: Hype!

Shortly after Twitter announced it was killing off Vine last month, Vine co-founders Rus Yusupov and Colin Kroll announced their next great startup, Hype. What is it? Hype is a live-streaming video app currently available for the iOS platform.  It’s live streaming with a lot more bells and whistles than you’ve seen on the likes […]

Facebook is Killing it, Defeats Disney and Comcast in Ad Sales.

Well here’s an interesting “Did You Know” for ya… Facebook recently surpassed the behemoths Disney and Comcast in ad revenue. During the first 9 months of 2016 Zuck and gang brought in $9.1 billion in North America. For the same period Comcast and Disney generated $7.6 billion and $6.7 billion respectively. Digital media’s highly targeted […]

YouTube Gets Serious About Music: Hires Industry Head Honcho Lyor Cohen

YouTube has hired Lyor Cohen as their first “Global Head of Music”. When you think about it, the tech companies are becoming the new record labels, sooo this makes perfect sense. I mean Jay Z’s Tidal exclusively distributed Kanye’s “Life of Pablo” for a while. Apple has an association with Dr. Dre, cutting exclusive deals with […]

Super Agent David Falk Shares Words of Advice for Entrepreneurs

Prior to our workout (hence the reference to running stairs in the video) I had the legendary sports agent and investor David Falk share a few gems with the MogulGrind community. David is best known for being Michael Jordan’s agent. He also negotiated professional sports’ first $100m contract for Alonzo Mourning, and built one of […]

Kobe Bryant Launches $100 Million Investment Fund

Looks like we have a new player in the venture capital business (See what I did there? Basketball… Kobe… Player? Ok moving on). This is good news for Moguls on the Grind changing the world through entrepreneurship. Kobe has partnered with former CEO of Web.com, Jeff Stibel to create Bryant Stibel. The $100 million fund […]

The Female-Only VC Firm Killing it in Silicon Valley – Forerunner Ventures

Forerunner Ventures is a women only investment firm killing it in the male dominated venture capital industry. Let’s take a closer look at this company that’s flown under so many people’s radar. Forerunner Ventures was founded in 2003 by Kirsten Green. The company specializes in e-commerce investments. They’re philosophy revolves around capitalizing on the growing […]