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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.

Our Executive Team

Philippe Cases, CEO Global

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. 

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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 - 2016ompanies 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.

Aaron Golden, CEO US

Aaron is a revenue focused executive with over 15 years of experience in all forms of media including digital, experiential advertising, outdoor, native, broadcast, music and event sponsorship, social media and branded content.

Aaron Golden

He is currently ReadWrite’s US CEO as well as TrooSpot CEO where he focuses on building community’s as a service for B2B companies. Prior to TrooSpot, he helped to double revenues for VentureBeat, co-founded the most innovative media-buying service in the world, True Impact Media and helped to launch collage.com a very successful custom photo print service.

Passionate about building and leading mission-driven teams, Aaron combines both long-range strategic planning with high-quality tactical execution. Aaron holds a degree in Journalism and Communications and honors in Sociology from the University of Oregon.

Redg Snodgrass, Co-Founder and Chairman

Redg is the Chairman and Co-Founder of ReadWrite and ReadWrite Labs. As an entrepreneur with a corporate background with multiple exits and acquisitions, he understands how big companies can partner with and strategically leverage innovative startups. 

redgpicSince the launch of Readwrite, he has supported over 100 startups that have raised over $140 million through ReadWrite Labs and hosted many conferences in the wearables and IoT space around the world.

He began his career at SquareTrade, where he went from an intern to help build their warranty program. He would later become Vice President of SKOUT, where he helped co-create the first dating application for the iPhone and led the company to its first 2 million users. The company would go on to raise $20 million from A16 Ventures and would be acquired in 2016.

With his proven experience in building mobile business models, Redg was tasked by Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs to create the first open API service, collaborating with the largest telco carriers in the world, unifying the business between applications and developers. He would build a program to help leverage Bell Labs IP for Entrepreneurs as well as launching multiple products and holding large-scale PnLs. 

After leaving Bell Labs, he created a system for entrepreneurs to go to market, called Wearable IoT World, which was later renamed ReadWrite, and spearheaded the company’s expansion into China. ReadWrite now has a 10+ million audience reach, with over 100 companies who’ve successfully raised over $150 million collectively.

Our Editorial Team

Trevor Curwin, Editor-in-Chief
Trevor has been a research analyst and editor in New York and San Francisco for over 15 years, where he has worked in advisory, marketing and capital formation for alternative investments and renewable energy infrastructure projects. In addition, he’s an award-winning journalist who’s worked for CNBC, DVICE.com and other NBCUniversal web properties, as well as the Toronto Star, Outside, GigaOm, AWARE Magazine and Environmental Finance. He’s also a successful angel investor and start-up advisor. He received his Bachelor of Journalism (Honours) from University of Kings College and his MBA from Saint Mary’s University in Halifax, Canada.

Richard MacManus, Founder of ReadWrite.com
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. Look here for more information about Richard, including media citations.