Web Summit to Come to Your Mobile Devices

World biggest tech event joined forces with leading US audio network 
06 November 2018   127

Europe’s biggest technology conference and PodcastOne, the leading US advertiser-supported on-demand digital audio network, today announced an exclusive podcast partnership. The deal will see live on-stage content from Web Summit curated into podcast episodes.

Attending a Web Summit event is an experience unlike any other, and our aim is to share this with as many people as possible. Thanks to our new partnership with PodcastOne, the voices of some of the most influential thinkers and leaders of our time are now at your fingertips.
 

Paddy Cosgrave

CEO, WebSummit

From Sophia the Robot to European Commissioner Margrethe Vestager, Web Summit attracts world class speakers. Audio from these talks will now be available on PodcastOne’s “Web Summit” network. Episodes will be in six categories including “Business”, “Games” and “Tech”. The network gives people the chance to relive Web Summit conferences or experience them for the first time, audibly.

Gathering the greatest minds in everything from technology to finance, startups, media and more, Web Summit’s 70,000 attendees demonstrate the demand for this content. We’re excited to enable even more people around the world to experience the inspiring and informative presentations produced by the Web Summit team. Plus it’s a great addition to our growing business category offerings. We couldn’t ask for a better podcast partner.
 

Norman Pattiz

CEO, PodcastOne

The partnership also includes audio content from Web Summit’s other international technology conferences; Collision from Canada, MoneyConf from Ireland and RISE from Hong Kong. Episodes will be available for streaming and download from PodcastOne.com, the PodcastOne app and Apple Podcasts.

Web Summit to Launch VC Fund

$50 million venture capital fund will be called Amaranthine
09 November 2018   171

Web Summit had become on of the largest tech conferences in the world. 2018 eevent was held in Lisbon, Portugal, and gathered around  2,000 start-ups and 1,500 investors.

 Web Summit organization has filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to create a $50 million venture capital fund called Amaranthine. This is reported by Financial Times.

Look, we help some companies in a really huge way for three days. What about the other 362 days?
 

Paddy Cosgrave

CEO, Web Summit

The fund will be supported by the data, collected at the event, regarding which start ups gather the biggest interest among people and investors. Connections, which were established in 6 six years of around the world events, are being offered to the start ups.

When we talked venture capital 10 years ago, it was all about access to finance. It was a VC choice game. It’s not just about the capital any more, it’s about the value-add. Not all venture capital is created equal. At seed stage, it’s about transformational contacts like customers, advisers to board, building networks and customers.
 

Siobhan Clarke

Partner, venture capital fund Episode 1

As reported, Amaranthine will be headed by Patrick Murphy, previously of Goldman Sachs and Universal’s venture arm, and Web Summit co-founder David Kelly, according to its website and SEC filing.