CO-FOUNDER & PRINCIPAL
Neal has helped MEDIA launch and manage its portfolio companies across children’s publishing, online gaming and social networking. He has developed business development and marketing relationships with major media companies including Amazon, MTV, Rogers Digital and Time Inc.
Neal has experience in both the financing and operations of media companies, having begun his career in an upstart unit of Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette that advised top U.S. media companies in the cable, cellular, publishing and telecom industries and raised over $1.5 billion of public and private capital. Immediately prior to his tenure as an Investment Banker, Neal produced research on the then nascent broadband industry. He translated his knowledge of media into a venture and strategic backed media company, Simile, where he served as President. Neal graduated from the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University with a B.S.F.S. in International Relations and a Concentration in Asian Studies. He received the Dean’s Citation for excellence in academics and leadership.