Siemer & Associates Announces Siemer Summit 2015 With Keynote by Tim Draper, Featured Speakers From Warner Bros., OpenX and Opera Mediaworks and 100 Presenting Companies
The Fifth Annual Invite-Only, Two-Day Summit in October Will Gather Influential Tech and Digital Media Figures From Around the Globe for Presentations, Networking and Relationship Building
Siemer & Associates, the leading boutique technology investment bank in Southern California, today announced the fifth annual Siemer Summit which will take place Oct. 13-14 at The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, Calif. The annual two-day summit, co-sponsored by Manatt Digital Media, draws top tech entrepreneurs and strategists, key investors and digital media thought leaders from around the world for eye-opening presentations, networking and relationship building opportunities. This year’s Summit highlights will include a keynote presentation from pioneer venture capitalist, Tim Draper of the Draper Fisher Jurvetson, and featured speakers include Thomas Gewecke of Warner Bros. Entertainment, Rick Stollmeyer of MINDBODY, Mahi de Silva of Opera Mediaworks, Andy Cohen of Citrix Systems, Inc., among several other influential software and technology executives and innovators.
“We here at Siemer & Associates and Wavemaker Partners are very proud and excited to have Tim and the Draper Venture Network join us at the Summit,” said David Siemer, founder of Siemer & Associates LLC. “He’s one of the godfathers of the venture capital industry as well as one of the world’s most prolific investors.”
“Watching the growth and progression of the technology industry during the last year, we’ve seen more cross-border deals, relationships and innovations than ever before, and this year’s Summit is a clear reflection of the impact and importance of global tech,” said Siemer. “The summit is an annual meeting where the next crop of great ideas changing the face of tech will be hatched, and LA — where there’s a sweet spot for innovation — is the perfect breeding ground. We’re beyond excited to make the connection between this year’s global tech entrepreneurs and key investors, media and executives.”
The fifth annual summit will feature presentations from over 100 of the year’s most influential tech companies, including DogVacay, MyTime, Plated, Realty Mogul, Pluto TV, Moat and Declara. The summit will conclude with the Wavemaker Awards ceremony, honoring innovative young companies poised for rapid growth with a grand prize that includes cash and in-kind services from Wavemaker Partners, Manatt Digital Media and others. Judges, drawn from Siemer’s network of seasoned investors and industry insiders, include Sean Jacobsohn of Norwest Venture Partners, Marc Yi of Intel Capital, Stephanie Palmeri of Soft Tech VC, Vishnu Menon of Warburg Pincus, Niko Bonatsos of General Catalyst Partners, Shabih Rizvi of KPCB and many more.
“In such a rapidly evolving and complex digital climate, the need for dynamic digital strategy is no longer an option but a necessity for anyone in the tech industry,” said Hale Boggs, chairman of Manatt Digital Media. “Working with Siemer we are thrilled to provide a space for businesses everywhere to connect, share insights and expose new industry trends that are crucial to growing the global tech and digital economy. In our fifth year partnering with Siemer, we’re excited to bring our perspective to this year’s summit and learn from our contemporaries in the digital media space.”
About Siemer & Associates LLC
Siemer & Associates is a global boutique merchant bank dedicated to offering candid insight and guidance to Digital Media, Software and Internet companies throughout their business life cycles. Comprised of industry veterans who have worked both inside and out of technology enterprises, S&A professionals have has successfully completed more than 70 transactions that aggregated over $3 billion in sell-side mandates and surpassed $1.5 billion in equity capital. Headquartered in Los Angeles with offices in London, Singapore and Sydney, S&A offers exceptional corporate capital raising, financial advisory services and M&A, specializing in complex cross-border transactions.
About Wavemaker Partners
Wavemaker Partners is an early-stage, cross-border venture capital firm with dual headquarters in Los Angeles and Singapore. Wavemaker aims to back the best founders in Southern California and Southeast Asia. Since 2003, Wavemaker has invested in more than 170 Internet, Mobile and Enterprise technology startups. Wavemaker Partners is a member of the Draper Venture Network, the world’s leading venture capital collective with 15 firms spread across 4 continents. Wavemaker Labs, our Singapore-based incubator, is an “approved technology incubator” under the Technology Incubation Scheme (TIS) of the Singaporean government’s National Research Foundation (NRF).
About Manatt Digital Media
Manatt Digital Media is a full-service digital media platform created by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs, whatever the size or stage of the company, from startup to growth stage to mature public companies. Manatt Digital Media uniquely offers a one-stop shop of professional services that is grounded in the legal and business experience of Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP, one of the world’s most respected law firms in the media, entertainment and advertising industries. Manatt Digital Media offers its clients differentiated value and impact in multiple forms and across the life span of their companies — from venture capital to strategic relationship building and artist access to business consulting and creative deal making, including content licensing, distribution and M&A. For more information, visit www.manattdigitalmedia.com.
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