This general LAVA meeting is open to all. Our topic this month will focus on trends, opportunities, challenges and the successes with Interactive Media /Gaming start-ups.
Justin Cooney: Director, OTOY
13+ year career in gaming. Career began in gaming peripherals at Gravis, Logitech, and Kensington. Justin then managed ISV and gaming publisher relationships from ATI, which became AMD, and Sony Computer Entertainment (Playstation).
Matthew Cohen: Director of business development, Machinima
A seasoned entertainment professional with experience in Film andGaming. His career started with an Assistant Director position with Catherine Hardwicke, the director of movies such as Twilight, Lords of Dogtown, and Thirteen. He later progressed to be the COO of Killspace,an independent game developer, and a stint at DDM before joining Machinima.
Brock Pierce: Chairman, Playsino
An entrepreneur best known for pioneering the market for virtual goods in online games. He has founded nine companies, acquired more than30 others, and closed more than a dozen corporate finance transactions,securing more than $200 million on behalf of his companies. He is currently Executive Chairman of Playsino, a Managing Director of the Clearstone Global Gaming Fund, and sits on the boards of IMI Exchange,Xfire, Five Delta, EverTune, and Spicy Horse Games.
Jason Yeh: Investor, Greycroft
Innovative problem solver with experience in strategic consulting, product development, and digital media strategy.
Special Fireside Chat with special guest:Ophir Lupu from UTA