Managing Partner, WndrCo
THE LATEST: For 2019, Katzenberg will reportedly focus on his work as chairman of Quibi, a startup with $1 billion in backing from venture capitalists, studios and his own WndrCo. The company is developing short-form original content for a tiered subscription service. WndrCo also invested $21 million in March into Tinkergarten, a company focusing on outdoor classes and activities for children.
BACKGROUND: Katzenberg founded WndrCo, a mobile video content company, in 2016. Former Hewlett-Packard and eBay chief Meg Whitman is the company’s chief executive. WndrCo raised $800 million for NewTV, a mobile-first media startup developed at WndrCo. A former executive at Walt Disney Studios, Katzenberg co-founded DreamWorks SKG with Steven Spielberg and David Geffen. The studio produced several acclaimed films, including Academy Award winners “American Beauty,” “Gladiator” and “A Beautiful Mind.”
WORTH NOTING: Katzenberg reportedly raised more than $4.5 million at a Beverly Hills fundraiser for the House Majority PAC, which contributed to Democrats regaining control of the House of Representatives.
YEARS ON THE LA500: 4
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