Tech Cocktail’s DC Sessions with Vox Media’s Jim Bankoff

Jun 18, 2014 6:30 pm - Jun 18, 2014 9:00 pm

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INTRODUCING OUR KEYNOTE SPEAKER!!

423383Jim Bankoff
Chairman, CEO of Vox Media
@Bankoff

Jim runs all aspects of Vox Media, one of the fastest growing online publishers, focused on the sports, personal technology and gaming categories. Vox has enjoyed remarkable growth by delivering the most valuable digital storytelling, online communities, advertising and audiences. SB Nation, its sports brand, boasts over 30mm users per month across 300 individually branded, fan-centric sports communities, each covering a specific professional or college team, league or sport.

In November 2011, Vox Media launched The Verge, which has quickly established itself as a category leader and the fastest growing site that covers technology. In October 2012, Vox launched Polygon, a site dedicated to news and community for fans of gaming, anchored by an all-star roster of writers. All Vox Media sites are built upon its world-class proprietary publishing platform, Chorus. The company enjoys support from leading investors including Accel Partners, Comcast Interactive Capital and Khosla Ventures.

A veteran of the online industry, Jim developed and led dozens of the most popular websites on the internet including AOL, Mapquest, Moviefone, AOL Music, TMZ and Engadget as an Executive Vice President at AOL. Mr. Bankoff also oversaw AOL’s industry-leading instant messaging services, AIM and ICQ, and social networking and community applications including Blogsmith and Netscape. His accomplishments have earned him wide recognition, most notably the first Emmy ever awarded to a webcast, for his role as Executive Producer of the Live 8 concerts online.

 

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