Top 5 Under the Radar media startups

Rafe and Josh do their best Siskel and Ebert.

Rafe Needleman Former Editor at Large
Rafe Needleman reviews mobile apps and products for fun, and picks startups apart when he gets bored. He has evaluated thousands of new companies, most of which have since gone out of business.
Rafe Needleman

Josh and I spent last Thursday at the Under the Radar event on entertainment and new media. At this event, 32 really interesting companies pitched to the usual crowd of venture capitalists, journalists, and potential partners and acquirers. There were gaming startups, virtual worlds operators, music streamers, and more. We picked our top five companies from the list; see the video for the results.

Check out our full coverage of the event (courtesy of Josh and News.com's Greg Sandoval; I was busy moderating), and stay tuned for a video of the keynote speaker, MTV's EVP Jeff Yapp. He runs MTV's virtual world programs as well as the media giant's foray into video gaming.