We make media
We help people and companies
connect and grow
Internet/Media Strategies Inc. is Mitch Ratcliffe’s consulting and
investment company. Over the past 10 years, we’ve worked on many varied
projects. We provide media and
business development, technology and software design, and
hands-on editorial and community development services.
be happy to talk more with you about what you dream of achieving, to
see if we might be of help. Whether you are a startup with a new idea
that needs help making a business of it or an established company
seeking to change by engaging with the conversational marketplace
through editorial and community systems, I/MS can be of service to you.
Some of our current and past
The Kelsey Group
Petkevich & Partners
Current advisory companies:
Current and past board of directors seats:
Electric Classifieds Inc./Match.com
20 years Mitch Ratcliffe has chronicled and participated in the
development of the Internet. From his early days on The W.E.L.L. to the
advent of blogging and podcasting, Ratcliffe has developed new media
products and services.
the 1990s, Ratcliffe was covering networking, privacy and cryptography
for MacWEEK, and was the editor of Digital Media, the first publication
to anticipate the rise of the commercial and user-centric Internet. He
was the host of the Digital World Conference in 1994 and 1995, becoming
Vice President of Content for SoftBank Exposition and Conference
Company. During his tenure, he contributed to the launch of the Java
One Conference, Networld+Interop’s online efforts and several
SoftBank-banked startups. He also led the acquisition of the Global
Information Infrastructure Awards by SoftBank in 1995.
1996, Ratcliffe had launched Internet/Media Strategies to consult with
and start and invest in companies. As an advisor for SoftBank, he led
the investmetn in Electric Classifieds and Match.com, He consulted with
Internet leaders like America Online, Audible, EarthWeb, Time Warner,
Personify, and many others.
1999, Ratcliffe took on the news team development for ON24, the
financial news network. He co-authored the business plans for the
company and the news division, building the editorial and production
teams from inception. He left in 2001, when I/MS partnered with The
Petkevich Group, a San Francisco merchant bank focusing on healthcare
and information technology. In 2002, he launched InnovationWorld, a
provider of global foreign direct investment research.
2004, Ratcliffe partnered with Todd Parsons to found Persuadio, a
social network analytics startup currently in beta testing under the
name BuzzLogic. It is one of
several companies in the I/MS portfolio.
welcomes new project queries and can assemble the talented teams that
can execute on aggressive inventive programming that is profitable and
successful. I/MS builds communities and creates media that connect
discuss what I/MS can do for your company, please contact us via email or at 253.581.1892.