Content Is King

NewsCred, One of the First Startups Out of General Assembly, Acquires Daylife and 3X the Office Space

NewsCred's new office at 24th and Broadway.

“I’m in a cavernous conference room. So if I sound like God, it’s because that’s what my voice actually sounds like,” NewsCred founder Shafqat Islam told Betabeat over the phone from the company’s new Flatiron headquarters last week.

Mr. Islam’s company, which licenses and distributes content to publishers (like Conde Nast, Business Insider, Forbes, and the Chicago Tribune) and brands (like Pepsi and Johnson & Johnson), was one of the inaugural startups to have a permanent home in General Assembly, along with now familiar names from Startupland, like SeatGeek, Yipit, and Art.sy. “We sat right next to Fashism, they used to do fashion shoots in the office right next to us,” he said. Read More