PandoMonthly John Borthwick
There are always a lot of reasons you might want to attend a PandoMonthly. To see old friends. To hear a great conversation. To meet the future cofounder of your future company. To get all you can eat dim sum, cupcakes, and beer.
This month, you might consider coming if you have a has-been former Web giant you'd like to sell, because our guest is Betaworks' John Borthwick. Tickets are on sale now!
Betaworks is frequently defined by what it isn't. It isn't a fund; it isn't an incubator; it isn't a normal startup exactly. It's a studio that invests in and develops new projects or acquires ones that are on the ropes in the case of its most high profile asset, Digg.
Financially, the strategy has worked, but mostly because of an early hit in Tweetdeck and few well timed investments in New York companies that were acquired. Questions about the bigger strategy-- and whether it's scalable and replicable-- remain.
Our senior New York tech reporter Erin Griffith has a big post that peers inside Borthwick's master plan coming today and we'll get into all of this with Borthwick on stage at our usual New York home Projective Space.
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