Marc Porat is an entrepreneur, venture capitalists and co-founder of General Magic. Porat coined the phrase “information economy.”
In this wide ranging interview we talk to Porat on information economy and the frontier of privacy and how he came to co-found Genera Magic in 1990. General Magic wanted to create a personal communicator like today’s smart phone, but they failed to succeed. The company’s DNA continues to live in today’s smart devices like the iPhone and Android.
General Magic took a toll on Porat and everyone involved with the startup as the new documentary film highlights.
After General Magic Porat took some time off and currently is an investor and his focus is on renewable energy. “There is no Planet B,” he point out.
If they were given one more chance what would they do differently with General Magic now? Tune in to find out what Porat has to say.
This interview aired on TV in the US.
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