Michael is the co-founder and co-CEO of The New Paper, a digital media company with over 100,000 users that makes fact-first news easy to consume. Prior to starting The New Paper, Michael attended the MBA program at Harvard Business School and worked in a wide range of roles across technology (LinkedIn), private equity (Accel-KKR), and investment banking (Moelis & Company). Michael lives in Indianapolis with his wife, son, and two cats (though he swears that he is a dog person at heart).
In this session, we'll cover the story of The New Paper and how we built a business with over 100,000 subscribers and $1M of revenue in under two years. We'll cover a wide range of pragmatic topics, including audience selection, product development, business model, advertising sales, subscription economics, and more.