Investment in Content Creation – with Andrew Kotliar of MEP Capital


Innovative investments designed to empower creative professionals and catalyze disruptive media and entertainment enterprises…

MagnaAndrew Kotliar, Managing Director of MEP Capital, discusses how MEP Capital handles investment in niche markets in audio and entertainment. And podcast and on-demand headlines from Podnews.

Recorded in MouthMedia Network studio powered by Sennheiser.

Operating across Music, Film, Television, Digital and Events, MEP Capital seeks new ideas and innovative approaches to age-old industries. They then invest to make them a reality in partnership with creative peers. 

Andrew Kotliar joined MEP Capital in 2017 and is the portfolio manager of MEP Capital, an investment vehicle dedicated to providing capital to underserved segments of the media & entertainment industries.

Previously, Kotliar founded LIVAMP, an online platform facilitating investment in creative intellectual property. Kotliar has nearly a decade of media investing and corporate finance experience at financial institutions including Centerbridge Partners, Goldman Sachs, and Portland House Group. He is also a lifelong musician.

Venture Investing in Podcasting – Insights and Opportunities

Joanne Lin

Newark Venture Partners and how venture firms are looking at the podcast industry…

Joanne LinJOANNE LIN, Senior Investment Associate at Newark Venture Partners (which has been becoming a notable presence in investing and supporting the podcast industry) talks with MouthMedia Network CEO Rob Sanchez about how the company is thinking about the podcast space, tech platforms, the ubiquity of voice, and the objective of reaching the next frontier of the 83% of the US who haven’t yet adopted podcasts.

Plus, the latest headlines in podcasting and on-demand from Podnews.

Newark Venture Partners (NVP) invests in innovative entrepreneurs that are leveraging their industry expertise to change the way companies do business. They focus on investment themes that align with the strategic priorities of their Corporate investors, and look for passionate founders that are uniquely qualified to build their businesses.

NVP invests across the early stage lifecycle from pre-seed to Series A, and will invest up to $1 Million in an initial check. Post investment they support their Founders thru an in-house Growth Team that helps develop an effective sales approach, and by facilitating introductions to decision makers at their corporate investors.

As well, NVP claims 7 corporate investors and 500+ on-demand subject matter experts who want to work with their start-ups.