Read Write Web

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Our Mission

We are building the next generation of tech media companies focused on providing relevant information in a way that favors readers’ productivity instead of page views and time on site. Leveraging this new and efficient type of content, ReadWrite aggregates professional communities dedicated to specific subjects of interest such as connected cars, smart homes, AR/VR, fintech and APIs.

Philippe Cases, CEO

Philippe is currently ReadWrite CEO as well as Spoke Software CEO where he focuses on building a Market Intelligence Platform dedicated to tracking innovation. Prior to Spoke, he has spent over 16 years as a Venture Capitalist in Europe and then in the United States focused on Information Technology.

One of his core investment focuses was the intersection of the web, analytics, and CRM with successful investments over time such as BVRP, Egide, Rightpoint (acquired by Epiphany), Adknowledge (acquired by CMGI), Inquira (acquired By Oracle), Jaspersoft (acquired by Tibco) and more recently Spoke Software. As a seed investor, Philippe invested in Akili Interactive, Silk Interactive (acquired by Palantir), Think Through Learning (acquired by Imagine Learning) and VentureBeat, where he was a board member from 2008 until 2016.

Philippe attended the Engineering School of Mines in Nancy, France and is a Sloan Fellow from the Stanford Graduate School of Business where he graduated with a Master of Science in Management degree.

Kyle Ellicott, Co-Founder and Chief Labs Officer

Kyle is the Co-Founder of ReadWrite and Chief Labs Officer of ReadWrite Labs, a San Francisco-based company dedicated to creating the social fabric for businesses around wearables and the Internet of Things (IoT) ecosystem. The company is focused on connecting technological experts, thought-leaders, corporate/startup executives, and investors as they build these emerging technologies through fostering dynamic relationships between brands, businesses, and bright minds. He’s advised over 175 cKyle Ellicott Headshot – 2016companies and successfully raised over $130 million in venture funding.

Originally from Michigan, Ellicott is a lifelong entrepreneur who started building computers for clients at the age of 15 and worked his way through college in a variety of IT roles, including

networking, security, and forensics. His passion for innovation led to his founding of several startup companies, including a media company and prominent digital agency. His leadership in the wearables and IoT space led to co-founding of ReadWrite Labs, which is the world’s first accelerator/incubator blend solely focused on wearables and IoT. Ellicott is a noted speaker, consultant, and published author with over 10 years of technical and product experience with such companies as Live Nation, Ticketmaster, Eventup, and TechZulu.


Richard MacManus, Founder of
New Zealander Richard MacManus founded this site as ReadWriteWeb in 2003 and grew his blog about the changing Internet into an international team of journalists. From the early days of blogging, social networks and YouTube to the future of machine learning, aggregate data analysis, and other meta-trends, MacManus remains widely recognized as a leader in articulating what’s next in technology and what it means for society at large. Richard can be reached at his personal website, or his latest media venture Blocksplain.


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