San Francisco-based new media studio Revision3 has been on a talent acquisition tear, recently signing The Young Turks, Epic Meal Time, TechnoBuffalo, and Dan Brown. But when it came to the company’s latest original web series offering, instead of finding a YouTuber lighting up the subscription charts, Revision3 tapped internal talent.
The internet television network’s Chairman and Founder Jay Adelson is the host of the twice weekly web show Ask Jay, a kind of advice, tips, hints, and talk program for the budding entrepreneur. The series features Adelson as a talking head in streeotypical Bay Area business and/or venture capital attire (read: jeans and a solid colored T-shirt), disseminating a decade’s plus worth of industry, investing and CEOing knowhow to the interested but uninitiated in a casual, straightforward, and conversational tone.
Not so bad, right? By no means is Ask Jay for the seasoned investor, but if you’re a member of the online and technophilic masses with a good idea, a decent product, and little business experience, this is the perfect passive crash course and way to familiarize yourself with some of the basics.
Adelson’s also a great individual from whom to be learning those basics. In 2000, he helped take data center and internet exchange provider Equinix public, and in 2008 was voted one of Time Magazine’s Most 100 Influential People in the World.