Tech Crush Thursday: Matt Edelman
This week we’re crushing on Matt Edelman, the CEO of Glossi. We were lucky enough to meet Matt at the recent IFB conference, as well as watch a presentation of the publishing platform.
Glossi allows users to create their own online magazines, essentially cutting out the need for an editor in chief. Like Tumblr, Glossi offers everyone a chance to be his/her own content organizer, but instead of scrolling vertically, Glossi offers the experience of opening a magazine and “flipping” the pages by mouse or swipe.
Edelman has said the company offers a seamless interpretation of the traditional magazine layout onto a digital platform. The best part about Glossi, however, is you don’t have to be a big brand or retailer to use the technology. Individuals can upload images, music, videos and text into folders, then page-by-page drag and drop into a format of choice, and essentially write and edit their own publications.
Although Glossi was just introduced in late 2012, Matt Edelman is certainly not new to the publishing industry. Prior to Glossi, Matt ran the Publishing and Business Development groups at a premier mobile games and publisher, as well as acted as the Vice President (and part of the founding team) of Marvel Studios. Matt has also served as a business parter and advisor to retail, media and entertainment brands including Nordstrom, Gap, JCrew, Nike, Lucky Magazine, Seventeen Magazine, and MTV, to name a few.
With great success thus far, Glossi is set to introduce new applications and features throughout 2013. So far, we like what we see. Current publishers on Glossi include DKNY PR Girl, Nine West, ThreadSence, fashion blog On the Racks, and so many more.