Richard Nash (Sirens, USA)
Richard Nash is a strategist and serial entrepreneur in digital media. Currently founder and Executive Producer of Sirens, a global media organization reporting the news from the future, he previously led partnerships and content at the culture discovery start-up Small Demons and the story app/aggregator start-up Byliner. For a decade he ran the iconic indie Soft Skull Press for which work he was awarded the Association of American Publishers’ Award for Creativity in Independent Publishing in 2005. He left in 2009 to found Cursor, now an open-source community publishing project, and to run Red Lemonade as a pilot for the Cursor project. In 2010 the Utne Reader named him one of Fifty Visionaries Changing Your World and in 2013 the UK’s Bookseller magazine picked him as one of the Five Most Inspiring People in Digital Publishing. He spent the 1990s as an experimental theatre director and producer.