Allison Goldberg, managing director and vice-president at Time Warner (TW) Investments, the corporate venturing unit of the US-listed media group, has done more than many to support New York City’s burgeoning venture ecosystem.
Goldberg has worked in the industry for twelve years. She started out in investment banking, as an investment banker at Groupe Arnault for one year and at Morgan Stanley for two years, but she had, “always wanted to work in media.” She now works primarily with digital media companies that would either make good partners with Time Warner or are already strategic partners. She sees the business plans for about 500 companies—and has invested in quite a few successful ones—mostly in the digital media field.
She is a director or active observer on the boards of several portfolio companies including Audience Science, Bustle, Dynamic Signal, Fuse Media, Hammer & Chisel, Joyus, Mashable, Trion Worlds, Visible World and YieldMo. Previous investments include Adify, later sold to Cox, AdMeld, later sold to Google, Bluefin Labs, later sold to Twitter, Everyday Health, which is public, MediaVast, later sold to Getty Images and Tremor Video, which is also public.
Allison Goldberg, a summa cum laude graduate of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania with a degree in finance and economics, is the vice president and managing director of Time Warner Investments.