India's Media & Entertainment industry is expected to grow to $55-70B by 2030 at 10-12% CAGR, led by OTT, Gaming, Animation and VFX. Our creator economy alone grew from $1.7B in 2016 to a whopping $9.7B in 2020. This has led to a parallel explosion in creator economy startups, which raised around $2.5B between 2018 and 2022.
So what does the investment landscape for media ventures look like right now? What are the unique quirks of this sector? What’s so special about the US market in terms of media consumption & production? What are some of the blue ocean opportunities for aspiring media founders? What’s with this new trend of top creators like Ranveer Allahbadia, Tanmay Bhat & Bhuvan Bam bankrolling media startups?
We answers all these and more with Kabir Kochhar, the founder and managing partner of Audacity Venture Capital, Asia’s first early-stage media-tech investment fund. We dig deep into the future of the global media landscape and creator economy.
If you are an investor, creator or founder of a media venture, you’d find this useful.