Jason Calacanis is an American blogger, publisher, and web entrepreneur, born in Brooklyn in 1970. He created the Silicon Alley Reporter industry newsletter and magazine, and broke stories about topics like Microsoft’s attitude to content producers, and a lesbian affair by the girlfriend of a tech CEO. He set up the Digital Coast Reporter, a sister publication, and organized conferences in L.A., New York, and San Francisco. He later created Weblogs, Inc., which was sold to AOL. He was managing editor of Netscape at AOL, and later joined the venture firm Sequoia Capital. He created Mahalo.com, a search engine, and the Open Angel Forum aimed at connecting startups and angel investors. He hosts the podcast This Week In Startups.