Angel investor Joanne Wilson on a new wave of companies she’s following that provide streaming content about women.
By Joanne Wilson (Blogger & Angel Investor, Gotham Gal)
New concepts generally come in waves. In the last few weeks I have seen three different companies that are providing streaming content about women. Videos that are funny, powerful and just well done. Reminds me of the road that Geraldine Laybourne traveled down many years ago when she launched Oxygen. The difference is now it doesn’t cost a lot to build something on line and you can create niche audiences even in one vertical.
One of them is called Wifey.tv which is the brainchild of Rebecca Odes and Jill Soloway. The content is broad and there is new updates daily. Clever stuff.
The other is Power Women TV, the brainchild of Amy Palmer who has created more of a network of shows that she believes empower women worldwide with smart thought provoking content from tech to health to money.
The last is FEM-Inc that is promoting powerful women in popular entertainment allowing you to discover women on TV and characters that you might like. The woman behind this is Rachel Payne.
Of course what will be more interesting is how they scale, how many people tune in, how their businesses grow and how they make money yet that is the road ahead. Right now I am intrigued with what they have each built.
This post originally appeared on Gotham Girl.
Have you checked out any of these companies? What did you think?
About the blogger: Joanne (@thegothamgal) is an advisor and investor in startups, including Curbed (Eater/Racked), Food52, Red Stamp, Catchafire, DailyWorth, Editd, Ricks Picks, Cacao Pietro, Editions 01, Hot Bread Kitchen, Nest.io, Gotham Gym, The Moon Group and MOUSE. Her most successful venture is being married to her best friend and raising three kids.