Contributing to a healthy society by fostering, supporting and incubating a sustainable and vibrant free press.

The People Behind the Fourth Estate...

... a team of incredibly dedicated experts and professionals with deep knowledge in journalism, business, technology and law from the private sector, academia, non-profits and government, ready to translate vision to action.

Jeff Brown
Founding Investor | CEO
Kristyn Perez
Matt Aug
Online Editor

Journalism Advisory Board

Howard Saltz
South Florida Sun Sentinel

Journalism Advisor

Bill Mitchell
Affiliate Faculty
The Poynter Insitute

Journalism Advisor

Joy Mayer
Consulting Fellow
Reynolds Journalism Institute

Engagement Advisor

Steve Majerus-Collins
State House Reporter
Sun Journal

Journalism Advisor

Michael Sallah
Investigative Reporter
The Miami Herald

Journalism Advisor

Tom Stites
Banyan Project

Journalism Advisor

Ernie Hsiung
Code for America

Data Journalism Advisor

Bryan Woolston
Bryan Woolston Photojournalist

Photojournalism Advisor

Greg Brooks
Journalism Advisor

Academic Advisory Board

Raul Reis, Ph.D.

School of Communication
Emerson College

Michelle Ferrier, Ph.D.

Associate Dean for Innovation
Scripps College of Communication
Ohio University

Rosental Alves

Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas

Brian Schriner

College of Communication, Architecture + The Arts
Florida International University

Steve Buttry

Director of Student Media
Manship School of Communication
Louisiana State University

Legal Advisory Board

Keith Spritz, JD,CPA
Tax Advisor
Jonathan Cole, JD
Legal Advisor
Joel Rothman, JD
Copyright Law Advisor

Business Advisory Board

Richard Rampell
Financial Advisor
Alex de Carvalho
Social Media Advisor
Saif Ishoof
Non-Profit Advisor
Andrew Nachison
Entrepreneurship Advisor
Sally Outlaw
Crowdfunding Advisor
David Cohn
Crowdfunding Advisor
Mike O'Donnell
Business Advisor
Franc Nemanc
Startup Advisor
Tim Thompson
Financial Advisor
Jose Hernandez-Solaun
Business Advisor
Jeff Schwartz
Technical Advisor
Diane Freaney
Social Entrepreneurship Advisor