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Kevin Rose: From Wunderkind To Wiseman

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Kevin Rose: From Wunderkind to Wiseman
Millionaire entrepreneur Kevin Rose may not be as well-known as founder of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg or Twitter’s founder Jack Dorsey, but he has been influential in the tech sphere for many years. Through his diverse career, Rose has exhibited many entrepreneurial traits ranging from calculated risk taking to the ability to see an opportunity in the market.
Kevin Rose took a risk early in his career, dropping out of his home-town University of Las Vegas to work full-time as a programmer. He was met with an opportunity to work on TechTV’s “The Screen Savers,” a show that focused on technology and computers. As a host, Rose gained notoriety in Silicon ...view middle of the document...

This simple idea has grown to prominence and a valuation of more than $8 billion (Walker).
But Rose isn’t just a shrewd investor. He’s also an entertainer. He used his platform as the founder of Digg to start “Diggnation” which was produced by Rose’s web television company, Revision3. “Diggnation” was a video podcast hosted by Kevin and his friend Alex Albrecht. The show was an informal discussion between Alex and Kevin which employed stories from Digg.com to guide the discussion through relevant “tech and cultural news” (“Robert”). Through his show, Kevin turned not only Digg, but himself as well, into brands. Rose, at times, leveraged the show to promote his ventures. Although Rose left Diggnation in 2011 and Discovery channel now owns Revision3, Rose’s contributions have given him a large fan base in the tech enthusiast sphere.
After leaving Digg, Rose started a mobile app company called Milk but quickly shut it down when offered a position at Google. As a partner in Google Ventures, Rose is able to dedicate all his time to venture capitalism, granting his...

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