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Story Money Impact: Funding Media for Social Change by Tracey Friesen

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Let’s now meet a couple of new media matchmakers and see how their organizations function.

  • Christie George is based in San Francisco, hired in 2010 as employee number one at New Media Ventures. She is the Director of NMV, a network of angel investors who support politically progressive media and tech start-ups.
  • Asi Burak is based in New York and heads up Games of Change, founded in 2004. He is President of this non-profit global advocacy organization, which seeks growth and sustainability in the sector producing digital games for social good.

Both Christie and Asi are avid opportunists. While they might not describe themselves as matchmakers, I do see Cupid in their actions. From a big picture vantage point, they look ...

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