Amy Banse is the Managing Director and Head of Funds for Comcast Ventures and leads strategy for the fund as it determines how best to support its portfolio companies through the Comcast/NBCUniversal platform. Amy has over 20 years of experience investing in, starting and building companies at Comcast. During her tenure, she has closed hundreds of deals, acquired multiple cable television networks, and launched several others.
She was the founder of Comcast's digital media division, Comcast Interactive Media (CIM), and, together with her team, established Comcast's cross-platform product strategy. Amy has an extensive track record of identifying opportunity, pushing for growth and delivering profits. Amy joined Comcast in 1991 as an in-house attorney responsible for programming acquisition. She spent the early part of her career at Comcast overseeing the development of Comcast’s cable network portfolio, including the company’s investments in E! Entertainment Television, The Golf Channel, and VERSUS and the launch of G4, PBS KIDS Sprout, TV One and Comcast’s sports networks. In 2005, Amy founded Comcast Interactive Media (CIM) and led the company's online strategy over the next 6 years, overseeing multiple acquisitions as well as the in-house development and management of Comcast.net, Xfinity.com and Xfinitytv.com, Fancast and Swirl. It was here that Amy played a key part in the industry’s development of its TV Everywhere strategy.