In his 20s, Richard sailed around the world on small sailboats as both crew and skipper and wrote, "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Seas' a series of articles on how to travel by hitching rides on yachts in 1989, age 21. Surviving on the open ocean, navigating, and solving problems... It made him who he is today.
Founder of Blockchain News, The Hackitarians & global expert on innovation, Kastelein is an award winning publisher & entrepreneur. He has guest lectured at MIT Media Lab, Oxford University, & the University of Koln - sat on media convergence panel @ 2nd EU Digital Assembly in Brussels & worked with global media companies such as the BBC, ABC, CBC, NPO, RTL (DE and NL), Eurosport, NBCU, C4, ITV, Liberty Global, Seven & others on media convergence strategies.
He has judged hundreds of startups for the European Commission H2020 & Innovate UK funding programmes. He's a Fellow of the UK Royal Society of Arts (RSA) & UK Royal Television Society member.
Kastelein has spoken (keynotes & panels) on future of media at events in Amsterdam, Barcelona, Belfast, Berlin, Brussels, Brighton, Copenhagen, Cannes, Cologne, Curacao, Frankfurt, Hollywood, Hilversum, Geneva, Groningen, London, Las Vegas, Leipzig, Madrid, Melbourne, NYC, Oxford, Rio de Janeiro, Sheffield, San Francisco, San Jose, Sydney, Tallinn, Vienna, Zurich and been on advisory boards of TEDx Istanbul, SMWF UK, Apps World, and judged @ AIB awards, Social TV Awards Hollywood, Banff Rockies, TV Connect & IPTV Awards.
Publisher of TV App Market and founder of The Hackfest which were both acquired in 2013.
A Creative Technologist & Canadian (Dutch/Irish/English/Métis) his career began in Native Press (Canadian Arctic). He's a columnist @ The Association for International Broadcasting and writes for Wired Insights, Guardian & Virgin & his work and ideas have been translated into Dutch, Greek, Polish, German & French.
His TV format Walk The Plank was optioned by Sony Pictures in 2012.
Publisher and Founder of Blockchain News
Nov 15, 2015 - Current (11 months)
May 14, 2014 - Current (over 2 years)
Jun 11, 2013 - Current (over 3 years)
Feb 1, 2013 - Current (over 3 years)
Oct 15, 2012 - Current (about 4 years)
Mar 1, 2011 - Current (over 5 years)
2011 - Current (almost 6 years)
Partner and Managing Director
Apr 20, 2005 - Current (over 11 years)
Board & Advisor Roles (1)Update
Advisory Board Member
Sep 20, 2008
Communications, Journalism/Photography1992 - 1993
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|Apr 22, 2014||appmarket.tv - Future of Brand Delivery on TV|
|Apr 22, 2014||insights.wired.com - The Rise of Machinima, the Artform|
|Apr 22, 2014||The Guardian - As TV ad budgets slowly move online, those making the jump are impressed|
|Apr 22, 2014||appmarket.tv - Top 20 Thinkers in Social TV and Second Screen - 2012|
|Apr 22, 2014||insights.wired.com - Is it the End of TV as We Know it? I Feel Fine|
|Apr 22, 2014||insights.wired.com - Is American Network TV Facing Collapse? Some TV Pundits Think So|
|Apr 22, 2014||The Guardian - Outside the box: the hurdles facing second screen social TV|
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- Richard Kastelein Interview with Scott Ellis from the Age in Australia February 2014
- Second Screen Square MIPCOM 2013
- Mobile Industry Review TV: Richard Kastelein of AppMarket TV talks at Connected Creativity
- re:publica 2014 - Richard Kastelein: The new gatekeeper...
- The Future of Television: Richard Kastelein at TEDxHanzeUniversity
- Richard Kastelein - Broadcasting Digital Media Summit 2014 - Telstra Enterprise