New Leadership Responsibilities at The Startup Magazine
After creating and growing The StartUp Magazine, founder Yoav Farbey is now expanding the leadership team and sharing his responsibilities, allowing him to pursue additional interests. The Startup Magazine is a high quality media company serving the entrepreneurship community and growing businesses. The new head of publication will be Phillip Hofmann, cofounder of two fintech businesses and an investor with a passion for both startup businesses as well as the growing capital-formation and startup support ecosystem.
Mr. Farbey will remain involved in the company as Managing Editor and contributor, so there will be continuity in the magazine’s content emphasis and quality. The magazine will continue on its mission to educate and inspire entrepreneurs. It will also offer insights into the expanding institutions that support startup businesses, the work spaces, incubators, accelerators, and schools and universities, and will attempt to serve as a resource to the angel, venture capital, corporate and private equity investment communities.
Another Startup Story
The StartUp Magazine’s own story follows that of many of the startup businesses we see and are discussed in The StartUp Magazine. Starting in 2012, Mr. Farbey embarked on a quest to build an editorial platform serving young startups and entrepreneurs. The focus began and has stayed true to providing insights and informing decisions of new business developers. Initially a straight-forward entrepreneurship blog, the magazine grew with greater emphasis on the how-tos of business formation tactics and specialized content. It expanded to provide help with marketing, legal and finance challenges. The contributor group expanded as well, with over 30 contributors and many regulars that offer up their expertise and counsel with fresh and deep explorations of business formation challenges.
Like many startups on their journeys, The StartUp Magazine faced a few bumps in the road as well. Finding capital to expand the business was difficult, with an unsuccessful early crowdfunding effort similar to ones that many other startups have attempted. Later ideas to expand the business with job postings and more local community building event offerings remain in their trial stages and will be built upon. But the magazine has established itself as a solid content provider in a crowded startup media space. The magazine has provided almost 1400 quality articles for its ever expanding readership base of over 30,000. The magazine has a dedicated global following, with broad audiences in Europe, the United States, Canada and Asia.
Adapt, Pivot, and Grow
Mr. Hofmann and Mr. Farbey are dedicated to making The StartUp Magazine the leading resource for startup business advice and insight. Stay tuned as they present ways to expand the value of content and resources offered to readers and improve reader engagement. They encourage your comments and feedback on existing and new content ideas, both on the website and its social media channels. The team jointly thanks you for your patronage and looks forward to continuing to serve the startup community.