James Breiner

by James Breiner

When you are starting out with a digital product, it makes sense to get advice from experts. But experts can’t help you learn as much as you can on your own. In fact, most of the successful digital entrepreneurs I know give the same advice: develop a prototype as quickly as possible. A business plan or a [...] more »

by James Breiner

Venture capitalists in Latin America are looking for digital media startups with rapid growth, a plan for monetization, and international potential. Obviously, most new media don’t fit that profile. But startups with these characteristics are starting to attract angel investors who provide the first rounds of capital, says Francisco Coronel, CFO and co-founder of Nxtplabs, [...] more »

by James Breiner

The news about Felix Salmon’s decision to leave Reuters and join Fusion.net threw a spotlight on this new digital venture of ABC and Univision. A few weeks ago I interviewed Fusion’s chief of digital, mobile and social platforms, Daniel Eilemberg. He talked about the target audience of Fusion — millennials –  and his other entrepreneurial [...] more »

by James Breiner

Launching a news publication online is the easy part. Paying the bills and surviving for several years is the hard part. Three of those who have evolved and survived for at least five years are La Silla Vacia, a political website in Colombia, Homicide Watch, a news and data platform in three U.S. cities, and the Texas Tribune, [...] more »