Maven is a public company with the mission of strengthening independent media, uniting behind shared resources, distribution and monetization. So far, Pulitzer Prize and Emmy Award winners, New York Times best sellers, along with world-famous foundations and journalists have joined the coalition. Our top focus in launching this network is finance and if you're reading this note, you've been hand-picked to become a founding publisher, which includes equity.
It's important to note that Maven is not an open platform; our partnerships are on an invite-only basis; we only work with partners with a proven track record of authenticity within their discipline and expertise.
A number of finance publishers from Forbes, Fox Business, CNBC and Seeking Alpha have already joined the coalition and are already experiencing the benefits of our world class technology, premium membership offering and great community and video platform (see below 8K data).
Our Executive Team is led by our CEO and founder James Heckman (CEO/Founder of Rivals.com, Scout.com and senior executive from Yahoo! and Fox) and co-founded by Ross Levinsohn (former CEO of Yahoo Fox President & current CEO of the LA TIMES, Tronc digital). The two and their team has launched, architected or run some some of the most successful and profitable platforms in digital history, including Yahoo!, Fox Digital, Myspace, Hulu, Rivals, Sportsline, Scout and Zazzle. Our world-class engineering team include key engineers from Google, Yahoo, MSFT and Amazon.
Also, save the date for our second annual finance publisher conference in Dallas; we'd be happy to host your visit (Dec. 5th-6th in Dallas).
Looking forward to connecting with you.