GENERATOR: Turntable.fm Discussion and Demonstration
Since its US launch in May 2011, social music-sharing platform Turntable.fm has captivated music fans and industry watchers alike. Join members of Generator, the Paley Center's community for rising media executives, for a cocktail reception and conversation with Turntable.fm cofounders Seth Goldstein and Billy Chasen. Turntable crowd favorite DJ Wooooo will be on hand for a live demonstration of the service.
Seth creates and invests in really awesome companies.
Most recently he and Billy Chasen created turntable.fm, an addictive social music service.
In 1995, Seth founded Sitespecific, which pioneered online advertising solutions for companies like Duracell and Travelocity. It was acquired by CKS Group in 1997. In 1999, Seth joined Fred Wilson as Entrepreneur in Residence at Flatiron Partners where he built a practice in â€œpervasive computing,â€ investing in companies Kozmo, Modo and Vindigo. In 2002, Seth created Majestic Research, the first Wall Street research firm to mine primary data for hedge funds to forecast the financial performance of public companies. Majestic Research was acquired in 2010 by Investment Technology Group (NYSE: ITG). In 2005, Seth started Root Markets with renowned Salomon Brothers trader Lew Ranieri and the Chicago Board of Trade to create the first financial exchange for online mortgage leads. Seth started SocialMedia.com in 2007 which makes ads more relevant across the Web with a unique social advertising platform. SocialMedia was acquired in 2011 by LivingSocial. In 2007, Seth created the pre-eminent start-up ghetto Pier 38 in SanFrancisco, which houses Dogpatch and dozens of other startups. In 2010, Seth co-founded Stickybits, which connects digital media to real-world objects via barcodes.
Seth has served on the board of the Internet Advertising Bureau, where he co-chaired its Social Media committeeand helped architect the first set of best practices in social advertising. Seth was the original investor in Web 2.0 pioneer del.icio.us which was acquired by Yahoo! in 2005, and was one of the first investors in Etherpad which was purchased by Google in 2009.
Mr. Goldstein holds a BA in Literature from Columbia Universityâ€™s Columbia College. Following school in 1993, he started Riverbed Media, which created interactive projects with contemporary artists Robert Wilson and William Forsythe. Seth lives in Marin, CA with his wife and two sons.