With a New $50 Million Fund, Beth Ferreira and
WME Ventures Seek to Match Startups with Top Talent
FORBES - If 'Entourage' were to air again today, Vincent Chase would probably be trying to buy into startups, maybe even asking his super-agent Ari Gold to score him an early endorsement deal with Snapchat owner Snap's new Spectacles product.
The talent conglomerate co-led by the real life Ari (Emanuel) is a step ahead. And at the new venture arm of WME | IMG, Beth Ferreira hopes to build WME Ventures into a new model for venture capital.
"We're taking a different approach than other corporate venture funds," Ferreira says. "An agency is a service business, and venture capital is, too."
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