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Matt Fortnow has founded, built, managed and sold a successful internet company/ Ep 16

Matt Fortnow

As someone who has founded, built, managed and sold a successful internet company, Matt has been in the startup trenches.  In 1996, he co-founded Commissioner.com, the internet’s first and premier fantasy sports service.  Matt grew the company, which created fantasy sports games for the NFL, Major League Baseball, CBS SportsLine, and several others, as well as international games for soccer and cricket.  In 1999, he and his partners sold the company to CBS SportsLine (currently CBS Sports), which still runs their products today.  

Previously, as an entertainment lawyer, Matt, a co-author of the 7th Edition of This Business of Music, the bible of the music industry, has represented a variety of musical artists, songwriters, producers and record companies.  He appeared as a regular featured copyright expert on television and has lectured internationally.  An honors graduate of Carnegie Mellon University and a Cum Laude graduate of the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, where he edited and wrote for the Cardozo Law Review, Matt has also written several articles on music industry issues.  

A few years ago, Matt acted as Executive Producer of Certifiably Jonathan, a feature comedy film starring recently of late comedy icon Jonathan Winters.  The film features a host of other comedians including Robin Williams and Howie Mandel.  More recently, Matt dove into the world of finance with Stealth Traders, whose mission is to empower traders all over the world to achieve consistent profitability by creating the most accurate indicators and comprehensive education. The past several years, Matt has been consulting entrepreneurs, professionals and small businesses, helping them grow, increase sales and expand. Check out http://www.thestartup.pro


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