Malcolm CasSelle

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Malcolm CasSelle
Education MIT, Stanford University
Occupation Entrepreneur
Known for tronc, Inc., SeaChange International, MediaPass, Xfire, Tencent, PCCW

Malcolm CasSelle is an international entrepreneur and current Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and President of New Ventures at tronc, Inc. (formerly Tribune Publishing). Prior to tronc, Inc., he was Senior Vice President and General Manager, Digital Media of SeaChange International. He joined SeaChange International in 2015 as part of the company's acquisition of Timeline Labs, where he served as CEO. Previously, CasSelle led startups in the digital industry, including MediaPass, Xfire and Groupon's joint venture with Tencent in China.

He has also been an active early stage investor in companies including Facebook, Zynga, and most recently Bitcoin-related companies.


CasSelle formerly served as Senior Vice President and General Manager, Digital Media of SeaChange International. Preceding SeaChange, he was CEO of MediaPass, an online paywall solution designed to generate subscription-based revenues for digital content.[1] He also served as CEO of Xfire, a global social network for core video game players with over 22 million registered users.[2][3] As director of Hong Kong-based Capital Union Investments, he managed private direct investments into late-stage web companies.[4] He was also a top executive at Groupon’s joint venture with Chinese instant messaging and gaming giant Tencent.[5] He co-founded NetNoir, the first outside company to be accepted into the AOL Greenhouse Program,[6] and Pacific Century CyberWorks (PCCW), a publicly traded telco service provider based in Hong Kong.[7]


CasSelle holds a bachelor's degree from MIT and a master's degree from Stanford University, both in Computer Science.[8] He speaks Japanese and Mandarin.


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  2. ^ Empson, Rip (9 April 2012). "Xfire Hires Former Tencent Exec As CEO, Now Supports Chinese Language In-Game Chat". TechCrunch. 
  3. ^ Jarvey, Natalie (5 March 2013). "Xfire Launches Video Game Tournament Platform". Los Angeles Business Journal. 
  4. ^ Wauters, Robin (21 May 2012). "To fuel expansion in Asia, gaming social network Xfire secures $3 million". TheNextWeb. 
  5. ^ Marlowe, Chris (10 April 2012). "Xfire has 400 million potential new users via joint venture". Digital Media Wire. 
  6. ^ Pescovitz, David (3 June 1996). "The Soul of the Internet : Afrocentric Sites Bring Blacks Into Global Community". Los Angeles Times. 
  7. ^ "Xfire Appoints New CEO, Malcolm CasSelle, and Announces Joint Venture with China Youth Goyor Technology (Beijing) Co., Ltd. to Support Significant Expansion into China". CBS News MoneyWatch via Business Wire. 9 April 2012. 
  8. ^ "Malcolm CasSelle". Bloomberg Businessweek. Retrieved 17 October 2014.