Music industry and music tech veteran Ted Cohen has been named Head Of Corporate Development at MediaTech Ventures, an investment fund and incubator focused on the nexus of music, entertainment and technology.
Cohen, who did stints in the executive suites at Warner Brothers Records and EMI, has spent the last three decades serving as a bridge between the music industry and tech, including as Managing Partner of consultancy TAG Strategic - “a combination Swiss Army knife and pocket field guide to the digital and mobile industries.”
Paul O’Brien, CEO of MediaTech Ventures, said: “We are thrilled to have Ted on board. In tackling the opportunity for investors, both private and corporate, in media innovation, there is no one more suited to the future of our industry than Ted Cohen. Ted has captained the evolution of media technology throughout the expansion of the Internet. We have a shared vision for how that will impact brands, entrepreneurs, and artists alike, as we continue to foster the transition from traditional media to an omni-channel, tech enabled, creative class. Through Ted’s leadership, we look to accelerate the work we've been doing to mitigate corporate innovation risks, accelerate capital investment, and enable opportunity (and capital) for entrepreneurs and artists alike.”
Ted Cohen commented: “Having spent the past eighteen months collaborating with Paul O’Brien, John Zozzaro and the impressive ‘brain trust’ at MediaTech Ventures, it quickly became apparent that my relationship with them had to evolve in order to maximize results for clients and partners. A formal role with MediaTech Ventures became inevitable, the timing is now optimum for this transition. I’m thrilled to join the team and I welcome the opportunities and challenges ahead.”