DiscoverMe Keynote Speech
January 29th, 2014
"The change that is happening in LA is undeniable. LA is ranked as the third friendliest start up community. A new digital startup is starting every 40 hours...This is a critical moment for the startup industry. LA has always been a great place to tell a story. If I had to sum it up, LA is where creativity lives."
- Los Angeles Mayor, Eric Garcetti

GET FOUND.

GET FUNDED.

 GET FOLLOWED.

WHAT IS DISCOVERME?

The DiscoverMe leadership summit is a gathering of peers; today's most influential leaders in technology, finance, and media. Our event brings together a curated group of innovators for intimate discussions on the future of these industries: What’s coming next and how do we stay ahead of the trend?

GET FOUND

How do you to break into a crowded market with a differentiated offering? Get found by your initial customers to prove market validation and start generating revenue to get your business off the ground.

GET FUNDED

What metrics and milestones must be met to raise capital and grow your business? Get funded in order to scale your business operations, break into new industry segments, and reach a larger market.

GET FOLLOWED

How do today's top brands and social influencers connect with and engage their customers? Get Followed and create a loyal base of lasting customers that continue to support your business long term.

ATTENDEES

PRE-LAUNCH ENTREPRENEURS

POST-LAUNCH ENTREPRENEURS

NEW MEDIA CONTENT CREATORS

TRADITIONAL MEDIA CONTENT CREATORS

INVESTORS

STUDIO/MUSIC LABELS

TALENT AGENCIES

AD AGENCIES

NON PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS

SPECIAL GUESTS

Eric Garcetti

Los Angeles, Mayor

Patrick McHenry

Congressman

TIM CHANG

MAYFIELD FUNDS, PARTNER

BRIAN FARGO

VIDEO GAME DESIGNER

Mahbod Moghadam

Rap Genius, Co-Founder

JAMES BESHARA

CROWDTILT, CEO AND CO-FOUNDER

Naval Ravikant

AngelList, Founder & CEO

LeVar Burton

RRKidz Inc, Actor/Co-Founder

Aniq Rahman

Moat.com, President

Kary Mullis

Nobel Prize Winning Chemist and Author

STACEY SHER

DJANGO UNCHAINED, PRODUCER

Veronica Smiley

sbe, Chief Marketing Officer

George Young

Film, Television, and Theatre Actor

Michael Chaut

Sleight-Of-Hand Expert / Mentalist / Magician

Bill Marcus

Venture Capitalist, Advisor, and Entrepreneur

Misa Chien

FOSUBO, CEO

Chester See

Entrepreneur / New Media Pioneer

TIMON BIRKHOFER

PRODUCER OF CAPITAL C

Inessa Obenhuber

Angel Investor and Startup Advisor

Omar Brownson

LA RIVER PROJECT, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Dave Asprey

Bulletproof Executive, Founder & CEO

Aileen Lee

Cowboy Ventures, Founder

Naveen Jain

Immunity Project, Co-Founder

Margaret Lainey

AwesomenessTV, CMO

Adam Winnick

Subblime, Founder & CEO

Derrick Fung

Tunezy, Co-Founder & CEO

TED SCHILOWITZ

RED DIGITAL CINEMA CAMERA, FOUNDER

Daniel Rosen

Fullscreen, Senior Music Talent Manager

MICHELLE PHAN

ENTREPRENEUR & BEAUTY GURU

Janet Hsieh

Musician, Actress, Model, Author

Kathy Eldon

Creative Visions Foundation, Founder

Jacob Brody

MESA+, Partner

Prem Akkaraju

SFX Entertainment, Chief Content Officer

Ben Parr

#DominateFund, Co-Founder

Brock Pierce

Clearstone Global Gaming Fund, Managing Director

TOM SERRES

RALLY.ORG, FOUNDER

Greg Selkoe

Karmaloop, Founder and CEO

James Joaquin

Catamount Ventures, Partner

Bradley Rotter

AirPatrol Corporation, Executive Chairman

Gotham Chopra

Liquid Comics, Co-Founder

Tyler Ward

Musician, Producer, Writer

Chris Van Pelt

CrowdFlower, FOUNDER & CTO

Anthony Saleh

Nas, Management / Investor

JULIE UHRMAN

OUYA, FOUNDER

Andrew Graham

Fullscreen Inc, Senior Talent Manager

Scott Bradlee

Music Producer

Richard Raddon

ZEFR, Co-Founder

BRYCE MADDOCK

TASKUS, CEO AND CO-FOUNDER

Andrew Goldenhersh

The Man with the Golden Hands

Bruce Lipnick

CrowdAlliance, Founder & CEO

Rob Siegel

XSeed Capital, General Partner

Tim Sullivan

Microventures, CEO

David Drake

LDJCapital, Partner

Bernie Su

Showrunner / Head Writer of The Lizzie Bennet Diaries

Phil X

BON JOVI, LEAD GUITARIST

Damian Manning

Hacker/ Investor/ Entrepreneur

Ryan Holiday

New York Times Best Selling Author

EVAN LOWENSTEIN

STAGEIT, FOUNDER

Thomas Steinemann

Philippe DuBois & Fils SA, CEO

Scott Painter

TrueCar, Founder and CEO

Justin Fuisz

Fuisz Interactive Media, Founder & CEO

BEN GIGLI

5 SECOND FILMS, FOUNDER

Warren Woo

Breakaway Capital, Founder & General Partner

DAVID CHOI

SINGER/ SONGWRITER/ PRODUCER

Julie Lee

Edtwist, Co Founder

Cassey Ho

YouTube Fitness Guru & POP Pilates, Founder

Steve Beauregard

GoCoin, CEO & Founder

Sam Tsui

Musician and Internet Celebrity

Adina Friedman

Atom Factory, Artist Manager

BING CHEN

YOUTUBE, GLOBAL CREATOR DEVELOPMENT & MANAGEMENT

Brent Bushnell

Two Bit Circus, CEO

James Ashby

SMBC, Writer & Executive Producer

Dennis Hu

Fundly, CEO

Rob Gonzalez

Recording Artist, Composer, Producer

Amir Banifatemi

K5 Ventures, Managing Partner

Olga Kay

Entrepreneur & Content Creator

BRIAN MEECE

ROCKETHUB, FOUNDER

Nimitt Mankad

Inimitable Pictures, Producer

WAYNE PRICE

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER / CREATOR

Andy Stack

YouTube, Partner Product Manager

Deven Soni

Sprayable Energy, Cofounder

BEN LAMSON

WEDIDIT, CO-FOUNDER

Ed Gutentag

Crowdfunding Video Director / Producer

Kamal Ravikant

Evolve VC, Partner

TONY CHEN

CHANNEL FACTORY, Founder & CEO

Jilliene Helman

RealtyMogul, Founder & CEO

MATTHEW COWAN

BREEZE, CEO & CO-FOUNDER

Dan Murillo

Pose/Little Black Bag, CEO

Adam Graves

Threshold Interactive, Content Creator

Paul Weiss

California NanoSystems Institute, Director

ARIANA SAVALAS

SINGER/ SONGWRITER/ ACTRESS

Zach James

ZEFR, Co-Founder

Brittani Louise Taylor

YouTube Personality

Marie Digby

Singer / Songwriter

Oren Bass

Pave, Co-founder & COO

BRENDAN GAHAN

YouTube Marketer

Richard Garriott

Video Game Developer & Astronaut

Matt Graham

Talent Manager, Scooter Braun Management

Nikhil Kalghatgi

SoftBank Capital, Principal

Todd Simon

Oppenheimer & Co, Managing Director

Paul Song, M.D.

Courage Campaign, Executive Chairman

Cory Klippsten

Fuisz Interactive Media, Chief Revenue Officer

ANTHONY PIEDMONTE

BON JOVI, MANAGEMENT

Kim Sherrell

Filmmaker / Social Media Expert

Anita Rani

Co-Founder DreamItAlive.com

Jay Bottom

Founder & Chairman - IncubatriX

SAM YAM

PATREON, CO-FOUNDER

Laetitia Garriott

Ajna Partners, CEO / Chief Investment Officer

JACK CONTE

PATREON, CO-FOUNDER

Joheem Loh

Socxs, CEO & Founder

Michael Eisner

Eisner & Kahan Law Firm, Founding Partner and Chair

Eoin Harrington

VP Restoration Hardware

Tony DeSare

Singer / Pianist / Songwriter

Max Lugavere

Acting Disruptive!, Creator & Host

Peter Hollens

Pop Singer & Producer

Jeffrey Feldman

Poliwogg, Founder and Chief Strategist

Greg Simon

Poliwogg Holdings, CEO

Ben Yu

Sprayable Energy, Cofounder

Chris Tyrrell

Offerboard, CEO

zee avi

SINGER/ SONGWRITER/ GUITARIST

Nadeem Kassam

Basis, Founder / Chief Alliance Officer

Keith Ferrazzi

Ferrazzi Greenlight, CEO

Bill McOwen

Palisades Media Group, SVP National Video

Ted Cohen

Tag Strategic LLC, Managing Partner

Ash Kumra

DreamItAlive.com - Co-Founder

Josh Rockoff

Managing Director, Logicai LLC

Peter Samelson

Illusionist & Philosopher

ERIC GREENBERG

INNOVATION INVESTMENTS LLC, PRESIDENT AND CEO

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