Business Insider is running an interesting piece on Village Ventures and how they are the one venture capital firm in existence that doesn’t run for the hill at the idea of investing in a content company.
In fact, content companies form the core of Village Venture’s investments. Take a look…
According to the article, Village Ventures believes online content can be a great business, as long as content companies are built from three complementary parts:
- A branded content site focused on an attractive vertical (technology, health, etc.)
- An ad network composed of a few dozen sites in the same vertical
- A consumer commerce business that sells something directly to the same consumers who would read the content
Naturally, I’m drawn to this formula. AdPulp has the first bullet down, but the second and third bullets remain elusive. I’ve discussed the ad network possibility with a few friends and colleagues, and I’ve been searching for the right mix of products and experiences to SELL here for some time. Someday, maybe, we will get this combination right and benefit from the incremental improvements. Let me know if you’d like to help.