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… people, and I wouldn’t bet against it pulling it off. But then again, what fun is that? Prediction: IPO in 18 months at a $3–4 billion valuation; eventually craters and sells for $250 million when Facebook changes its algorithm. Vox Media Vox CEO Jim Bankoff is a master of what business people call “deal flow.” The company has been built almost…
… a surprisingly small audience on its flagship Vice.com. It’s stunning revenue has been driven by outstanding sales execution, product diversification, service offerings, differentiated voice, and marketing leadership, amongst many other competencies. Refinery29 makes about as much revenue as Vox’s entire portfolio, despite having a fraction of its traffic…
In April, Ezra Klein sent a ripple through the media world when he decided to leave The Washington Post for Vox Media. It wasn’t just the fact that Klein was leaving WaPo, but the reason he was doing it: for Vox’s content management system (CMS), Chorus. “At our first meeting, we knew we were going here,” Klein told The New York Times. “They had the technology we thought we were inventing.