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Twitter@Kliavkoff

Degrees

Boston University, BS
Journalism
University of Virginia, JD

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Chief Digital Officer

Former Companies

Chief Executive Officer

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George Kliavkoff

George Kliavkoff is co-president and group head, Hearst Entertainment & Syndication, the operating group responsible for Hearst’s interests in cable television networks, including ESPN, Lifetime, A&E and History; television production and distribution; newspaper syndication; and merchandise licensing. He is also president of Hearst Ventures, which makes strategic investments in companies operating at the intersection of media and technology.

Previously, he was NBC Universal’s first Chief Digital Officer, where he was responsible for furthering the company’s digital media strategy and developing new business models and markets. He oversaw the distribution of digital products across multiple platforms, including on-demand, interactive television, broadband, wireless, and IPTV; as well as digital innovation and product development, portal and partner relationships. Kliavkoff served as the interim CEO of Hulu, NBCU’s online video joint venture with News Corp., and sat on the board of the JV. Kliavkoff also sat on the board of the Peacock Equity Fund, a $250 MM joint venture fund with GE Commercial Finance to invest in early stage digital companies.

Recent Milestones

Investments

Company Date Round Size Participants
Condition One 10/2012Seed$1.85M2
Lua Technologies 8/2012Seed$2.5M25
Shelby.tv 7/2011Seed$1.5M7
Shelby.tv 1/2011Seed$225k6

Videos

Sources

  1. Condition One Raises $2.35M From Mark Cuban And Others To Make Immersive, 180-Degree Video Mainstream (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  2. Lua Goes From A Manhattan Basement To $2.5M In Seed Funding From IA Ventures (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  3. Shelby.tv Raises $1.5 Million To Give You Personalized Channels Of Online Video (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  4. TechStars NYC: Where Are They Now? (betabeat.com) [edit]
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