Welcome to Dash Media
Buckle up, Dash is about speed.
Who are we?
My name is Michael Moe. I’ve spent the past 35 years on the hunt for the fastest growing, highest potential businesses in the world - what I call the Stars of Tomorrow.
I led Global Growth Research at Merrill Lynch. I founded an investment bank, ThinkEquity. In 2011, I founded Global Silicon Valley (GSV).
Back in my days as a Research Analyst, people thought I was crazy when I identified a small coffee business out of Seattle called Starbucks. I recommended buying Google stock the day it went public in 2004...an easy decision in retrospect today, right? Well, in 2006 when I wrote my first book, I wanted to call it “Finding the Next Google” but the publisher deemed that to be too risky because they thought “Google might be a fad.”
Since then, I’ve made venture investments in game-changing companies like Facebook, Twitter, Spotify, Palantir, Snap and Coursera.
Why launch a media business?
Well, we aren’t giving up our day jobs as investors, but we believe that research is the foundation of investing. By open-sourcing GSV’s research process, Dash Media will provide a transparent look at how we identify, analyze and invest in the Stars of Tomorrow.
The idea of sharing our investment research and strategies is not new to us - we were one of the pioneers of this concept nearly 20 years ago. Rather than broadcasting our ideas in one direction, we look forward to creating an interactive and engaged community which will contribute to better insights for both us and our readers.
Why “Dash” Media?
“Dash” has multiple meanings.
A dash is a race between competitors with an all-out burst of speed. To the victor go the spoils.
To “dash” is also defined as “to break by striking or knocking”. We view disruptive innovation as the key to growth.
Finally, a dash is the symbol on your tombstone between the day you were born and the day you die. Make your dash count!
What can you expect from us?
You can expect to be provided with a Window to the Future. We will identify, amplify, and analyze the most dynamic enterprises on the planet.
You'll get access to exclusive insider perspectives from builders, entrepreneurs, and investors alike. We will interact through newsletters, podcasts, videos, articles, webinars, and conferences.
Beyond thought leadership, we aim to cultivate an engaged community of action-oriented “doers”.
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