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About Paul Canetti

 

Paul Canetti is an entrepreneur, educator, and futurist. He is an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Business at Columbia Business School in the MBA program, where he lectures on product management and strategy, user experience, and emerging technologies like the metaverse and web3. 

He sits on the Strategic Advisory Board of Riverside Acceleration Capital, a global venture capital firm with over $12 billion in assets under management, and he is a Limited Partner in multiple venture capital funds.

Canetti was named one of Inc.'s “30 Under 30 World’s Coolest Young Entrepreneurs” and was a co-founder of MAZ, a video distribution and e-commerce platform used by Forbes, Bloomberg, and Condé Nast. MAZ was listed as one of Entrepreneur Magazine’s “Best Entrepreneurial Companies in America” and ranked #3 on their “Top Company Culture List”. Paul Canetti served as CEO and Chairman of the Board of MAZ for ten years. MAZ was acquired by Zype in 2021. 

He has also founded multiple other businesses including Stream Web, a mobile web browser, Lynx, a social link sharing app, and Bounce House, an e-commerce platform for local service businesses, which was acquired in 2021.

Paul Canetti’s work focuses at the intersection of cutting edge technology, user experience, and business. He has been featured on Bloomberg News, TechCrunch, Fast Company, Insider, and many others.

Additionally, Paul Canetti does private consulting and corporate training for executives at Fortune 500 companies. Previous clients are listed below.

Previous clients include

American Express
AXA
Bloomberg
Bonobos
JP Morgan Chase & Co.
Citigroup
Condé Nast
Disney
ESPN
Estée Lauder
Forbes
GE
HBR
IBM
IHG
Indeed
L'Oréal
MasterCard
Politico
PWC
Staples
TikTok
Unilever
Walmart
American Express
AXA
Bloomberg
Bonobos
JP Morgan Chase & Co.
Citigroup
Condé Nast
Disney
ESPN
Estée Lauder
Forbes
GE
HBR
IBM
IHG
Indeed
L'Oréal
MasterCard
Politico
PWC
Staples
TikTok
Unilever
Walmart

My companies

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Media appearances

 

Reimagine Work Podcast -  Reimagining The Future of Work (Paul Millerd)

NY City Lens - New York City’s Mask Makers Are Here to Stay - NY City Lens

NY City Lens - Lovers Will be Challenged by Inflation, COVID, and Weather This Valentine's Day - NY City Lens

Off the RAC - Introducing the RAC Strategic Advisory Board - Off the RAC

NY Tech Alliance - Buying & Selling Privately-Held Companies: Your M&A Must Know List

Forbes - 14 Ways To Better Leverage AI To Connect With Consumers

Forbes - 13 Powerful Ways To Optimize Account-Based Marketing

Forbes - 11 Smart Ways To Adapt Marketing Campaigns This Holiday Season

Digiday - Food52 jumps further on the streaming bandwagon with its new OTT app - Digiday

Forbes - 16 Ways Your Agency Can Learn More About New Clients’ Audiences

Forbes - 16 Critical Steps When Updating Your Company’s Marketing Funnel

PR Newswire - Barstool Sports Launches New Streaming Options with OTT TV Channel Powered by MAZ

Content is Your Business Podcast - Paul Canetti of MAZ - Bringing Content to the Audience - Content Is Your Business - Omny.fm

Podtail - Paul Canetti of MAZ - Bringing Content to the Audience – Content Is Your Business – Podcast – Podtail

The Avra Review - Betting on New Technology Paid Off with Paul Canetti of MAZ - The Avra Review

Digiday - ESPN sees its mobile app as a path to paying subscribers - Digiday

Digiday - Basically playing favorites': Apple News+ gets off to a rocky start for some publishers - Digiday

Insider - Entrepreneur Magazine Releases Annual Top Company Culture List, Ranking MAZ Third in Top Small Companies

Rush to Press - LSC Communications announces strategic equity investment in content logistics company MAZ - Rush To Press

Nip Impressions - LSC Communications Announces Strategic Equity Investment in Content Logistics Company MAZ

Insider - How Apple's iPhone X Lays the Foundation for Smart Glasses

50A Agence Digitale - Interview du fondateur de MAZ | Paul Canetti

Ithaca College - Theory into Practice: Making an Impact | IC125

PR Newswire - MAZ Partners With United Press International To Launch News App Powered By NewsX

Pocket-lint - Apple has fixed the strange iOS bug that wouldn't let users typ

Hack to Start Podcast - Paul Canetti, Founder & CEO, MAZ | Hack To Start

PR Newswire - MAZ Partners with mParticle to Give Media Companies Instant Access to Over 100 Marketing and Measurement Tools

Daily Beast - Star Wars Merch’s Sexism Problem: #WheresRey Highlights Dearth in Female Toys

9to5Mac - Here's how to get your AirPods back when you drop them down a storm drain ... - 9to5Mac

Daily Mail - Paul Canetti creates fishing line to retrieve Apple Airpod

Insider - What to Do When Your AirPods Fall Down a Grate

PR Newswire - Fast Company Launches OTT, Mobile Apps With MAZ TVX Platform

PR Newswire - Entrepreneur Launches Mobile-First Update Using MAZ's New Phoenix Platform

PR Newswire - MAZ Named One Of The "Best Entrepreneurial Companies In America" By Entrepreneur Magazine's 2016 Entrepreneur 360™ List

PR Newswire - MAZ Raises New Funds And Launches Labs: R&D For The Future Of Media

Your Story - Ex-Apple, Adobe trio make link sharing more visual and unclog our email inboxes Facebook Twitter instagram YouTube

TechCrunch - Meet Lynx, An App For Sharing Links With Friends – TechCrunch

Tech Times - Startup Lynx Launches Social Network App Made Just For Sharing Links | Tech Times Facebook Twitter Reddit LinkedIn Email WhatsApp

Tech Times - NY TECHDAY 2015: Tech Times Talks with Lynx Founder Paul Canetti

Insider - The Apple Watch Doesn't Have a Web Browser Menu

Daring Fireball - Daring Fireball: Apple Watch and the World Wide Web

Talking New Media - MAZ Digital releases a Stream Web SDK to developers | Talking New Media | The digital publishing website

PR Newswire - Stream SDK Allows Any App To Become Its Own Anonymous Social Network

MacWorld - Stream Web for iOS actually makes mobile web browsing fun

IC View - Simon Baumer '05 and Paul Canetti '05, Cofounders of Maz Digital

ReimagineTECH - Stream Web and Infomous stand out in startup demos at Columbia Business School – ReimagineTECH

Your Story - How ex-Apple and Adobe employees are changing the way people consume and share content on mobile? Facebook Twitter instagram YouTube

The Next Web - Stream Web for iOS is a Social, Gesture-Based Internet Browser App

RMN Digital - Stream Web: A Gesture-Based Social Mobile Browser

PR Newswire - MAZ Aims To Make Every Media App Into Its Own Social Network, Starting With Forbes

Business Wire - Forbes is the First Magazine to Launch Its Own Social Network with “Stream,” a Revolutionary and Exclusive New Product from MAZ

Forbes - Forbes Is The First Magazine To Launch Its Own Social Network With "Stream"

EDN - MAZ Updates Hundreds of Newsstand Apps for iOS 7

Talking New Media - MAZ says it’s updated ‘hundreds’ of Newsstand apps for iOS 7 | Talking New Media | The digital publishing website

33founders - Best Advice (for entrepreneurs): MAZ Digital

Bloomberg Surveillance - Apple's iPhone iOS 7 Upgrade Exciting: Canetti

Forbes - Inside Forbes: With Our New Magazine App, You Get it All -- Print, Social and the Web

Insider - How App Store Dynamics Impact Publishers

Insider - FT, the Economist on Mobile Strategy

FinSMEs - MAZ Digital Raises $1M Seed Funding

The Next Web - Publishing platform MAZ secures $1m seed round led by Expansion VC

PR Newswire - MAZ Digital Inc. Closes $1 Million Seed Round

Insider - iPad Mini Rumor Roundup

Insider - Apple Designed Keynote With Keynote

Insider - Paul Canetti on the iPad Mini

AdWeek - Part II of Lynn’s Day in NY: “Are Apps the Past?” and Other Burning Questions

Insider - MAZ, the iPad Magazine Publishing Startup

Reboot Labs - Putting the business in your business while staying true to yourself.

Publishers Weekly - MagAppZine CEO Talks Apps Ins and Outs

Website Magazine - App Publishing Made Easier

AdWeek - MagAppZine Hires New CTO

Dad Hard With A Podcast - Episode 19: Start-Up Family (w/ MAZ Systems CEO Paul Canetti)

Billion Success - Meet Paul Canetti Founder of Maz: Simple, Multi-Platform Publishing

Inc. - DIY Mobile Apps for Publishers

ReadWrite - iPad App Publishing to Become Faster & Cheaper Than Ever With MagAppZine 2.0 - ReadWrite