Mr. John Battelle is the Founder and also serves as the Executive Chairman at Souvrn. He is also a Co-Founder of NewCo and serves as its Board Member. He is an entrepreneur, journalist, professor and author who has founded or co-founded a few too many online, event, media and technology businesses. He is the co-founder/CEO of Recount Media, a political media platform currently in development and serves as a Senior Research Scholar and Adjunct Professor at Columbia University/SIPA. Battelle also runs NewCo, an "inside out" conference model and media platform. He also serves as Chair of sovrn Holdings, a publisher-first programmatic advertising and data platform that proudly serves 100,000+ sites. He holds a bachelor's degree in anthropology and a master's degree in journalism from the University of California, Berkeley.