B.A., Political Science & Government1983
165: How to Pivot From Journalism Into Venture Capital Investing w/ Marcus Brauchli, North Base Media [Main T4C episode]
Marcus Brauchli is co-founder and managing partner of North Base Media, a partnership that invests in highly innovative media and technology companies in key growth markets around the world. He also serves as an advisor or director of several, including leading digital sites in Poland, India and Taiwan, and digital-content..
“There’s several things that I think are critical elements to success in journalism. The first most element is curiosity. You really have to be interested in the world and the people in the world and how the world works and how the people who live in the world live. You have to be interested in everybody and you have to be openminded.”
Best Career Advice
“Remember, you’re writing for somebody else … You have to understand what they know about the subject you’re writing about and you have to be writing it understanding what their frame of reference is. You’re not writing it for yourself. You’re not writing it for the other journalists who went to the press conference with you or you compete with in the town. You’re writing for somebody whose base of knowledge you’re going to have to intuit and you’re going to have to be able to engage them and bring them into the story.”
Journalism, New Media, Editing