Smart People Should Build Things - Dave Finocchio, Co-Founder & CEO of Bleacher Report
On giving sports fans what they want
2 years ago
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· Senior Comms & Development Mgr at VFA
The beginning of
almost reads like the beginning of a corny joke: “Four high school buddies launch a sports site..." Back in 2007
and 3 friends saw a gap between the sports coverage that was available and the "snackable" coverage that young people desired. Dave and his co-founders saw an opportunity to make sports fans happy and they took it! In this interview Dave takes Jeremy through the early days of Bleacher Report when the team, admittedly, had no idea what they were doing, to a pivot from a technology company to a media company, and the eventual sale to Turner Broadcasting System for $215 million. Along the way Dave leaves the company, travels for a year, and then comes back as CEO. Listen for yourself on this week's episode of Smart People Should Build Things: The Venture for America Podcast!
2 years ago