Jim Moloshok
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Jim Moloshok

Moloshok invests in & serves on digital media boards, including companies in eldercare, social entertainment, second screen, social commerce & cross media programming & technology. He also worked at Yahoo!, Warner Bros., HBO and other companies.

LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/jimmoloshok/
Twitter: JimMoloshok
Los Angeles, California, United States
Accredited investor
Member since August 16, 2013
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After working in large companies like Westinghouse, Time Warner and Yahoo! it is a delight to help new companies of value to get established and grow. It is not a matter of young or old, male or female that makes a great founder and CEO ... it is a matter of their passion for their business and their dedication to helping solve problems. Quote_down
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Education
University of Rochester , BA , Psychology & Fine Arts

I am a(n):

Investor

Companies I work or worked for:
Achievements (products built, personal awards won):

Call my mother for a list of awards I have won and newspaper clippings.

My favorite startups:

ElderSense.com, MovieLaLa, Snap Up, GetThis, ChaCha, WorldNow

What's most frustrating and rewarding about entrepreneurship/innovation?

Working with other people who "don't get it" -- plus sexism and ageism in the investment community.

What's the No. 1 mistake entrepreneurs make?

They don't remember that most people don't listen and don't know what they know. Stop with the abbreviations and let's talk like people just chatting over a cup of coffee. Nobody is impressed with lingo.

What are the top three lessons you've learned as an entrepreneur?

Focus on getting funding.
Focus on getting more funding.
and
Make sure you focus on getting even more funding.

What should VC firms do right now...

Call me -- I have some great start-ups you should put your money into!

Full bio

SENIOR INTERNET & ENTERTAINMENT EXECUTIVE

Dynamic and visionary leader with a proven ability to bridge the divide between traditional entertainment and new media and an extraordinary track record of true innovation.

Blends creativity, financial acumen and exceptional deal-making abilities to build win-win strategic partnerships and drive business growth.

Strengths include:
 P&L Experience Showing Revenue Growth
 Consumer and Advertiser Experience Focused
 Revolutionary Uses of Web Technologies
 Extensive Movie Studio/TV Relationships
 Content Acquisition & Development Specialist
 Builder of Strategic Alliances & Partnerships
 Master of Branding
 Extensive Marketing Experience
 Broadband Content Strategies Expert
 Pioneered New Distribution Relationships

Jim Moloshok serves on various digital media company boards, gives advice to venture capital firms in the evolution of media consumption and how consumers relate to content across multi-platforms, and has invested in companies that overlap his areas of expertise and passion.

Before entering the investment and entrepreneurial world fulltime, Moloshok most recently was president, Digital Initiatives for Home Box Office.

Before joining HBO, Moloshok was part of the turn-around team that went to Yahoo! in 2001 to help it recover from the dotcom collapse, building Yahoo! back to be the leading portal with all of its content areas ranking first or second in their categories.

Prior to joining Yahoo!, Moloshok was one of the founders of Windsor Digital, a venture capital firm cofounded with Terry Semel, former Chairman and CEO of Warner Bros. Studios and then Chairman and CEO of Yahoo!

Moloshok also spent eleven years at Warner Bros. as co-founder and president of Warner Bros. Online, and president and CEO of Entertaindom.com. Moloshok also served as SVP of Warner Bros. marketing and advertising.

Moloshok started his professional career working in local television.

Specialties:Strategic Planning, Marketing, Advertising Sales, Personnal Management, Business Development, Strategic Relationships, CEO and COO Negotiations, Television and Online Distribution, Local and National Television Operations, Syndication and Distribution in Broadcast and the Internet, Branding, Content Acquisition, Broadband Programming, P&L Responsibility of significant size