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Mobile LAVA: Trends in Mobile Gaming

While there are any number of ways to make money in the mobile space, advertising and brand sponsorship is, by far, the most common. The next LAVA Mobile panel brings together experts who have been in the trenches and know the ins-and-outs when it comes to monetizing a mobile games. We'll ask our panelists to answer questions relevant to entrepreneurs, investors, and advertisers alike.

When: Thursday, October 6, 2016
Where: Santa Monica ASU Campus Building
725 Arizona Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401
Santa Monica 90401
United States
Contact: Marc Honorof

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Trends in Mobile Games

October 6th, 2016 @ 6:30PM


Free for LAVA members, $35 for non-members


Join Mobile LAVA at (ASU Santa Monica Campus) 725 Arizona Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401 on Thursday,10/6/2016 at 6:30pm to meet the panelists and network with capital providers and up and coming entrepreneurs.









Jonathan Pearce

Jonathan Pearce

Intellectual Property Attorney at SoCal IP Law Group LLP


Mr. Pearce counsels clients on intellectual property matters related to interactive entertainment, virtual reality, mobile gaming, social networking, digital video systems, satellite systems, multi-function printing devices and consumer products ranging from hand-held spray bottles to mobile phone cases. 

Mr. Pearce has counseled industry-leading interactive entertainment and virtual reality companies in addition to industry-disrupting startups in fields as diverse as Internet marketing and cosmetics. 
His experience includes litigation, patent prosecution, trademark prosecution, licensing, technology transactions and adversarial proceedings before the United States Patent and Trademark Office. He received his computer science and business degree, master of     business administration, and law degree from Pepperdine University in Malibu, California.









Tian Mu

Tian Mu

Co-Founder/CEO of Naked Sky Entertainment


As the co-founder and CEO of Naked Sky Entertainment (NSE), Tian built a 3-person start-up into a high caliber game development studio. Since NSE’s inception in 2002, he assembled a team of top-notch developers; secured various development, licensing, co-marketing, and distribution deals; oversaw the production of all the projects; ran the operations of the studio; and raised funding from private investors. Tian has established marketing, distribution, and development partnerships with companies such as Microsoft, Sony, EA, Intel, nVidia, Riot Games, Valve, ChangYou, TabTale, Paramount Digital, and Bad Robot. Tian started in the games industry at age 15, working as a game designer at 7th Level while he was in high school. Prior to founding Naked Sky, Tian consulted for various software start-ups on business development, marketing, web                                                                            development, and project design. He has studied in the U.S., China, and Japan, and has lived and worked in Asia, North                                                                                                America, and Europe. Tian holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and East Asian Studies from Wesleyan University.



Greg NevoloGreg Nevolo

CEO at MVP Sports , Helicopter Pilot, Base Jumper


For over 20 years, Mr. Nevolo has led and worked with many Global companies producing and developing technology for over 500+ Events, Applications, and Games for the Entertainment, Sports & Television Industries.








Greg Nevolo

Drew Boortz

Managing Vice President for Western Business Development for NEXON Group


Drew Boortz is the Managing Vice President for Western Business Development for the NEXON group.  Since its inception, NEXON has developed and serviced more than 100 PC online and mobile games, has operated those games in over 190 countries and areas including China, Korea, Japan, North America, and Europe, and has a player base of millions of users across the globe.  In his capacity as Managing VP for Western Business Development, Drew oversees all business and corporate development for the NEXON group in North America, Europe and Oceania.






Ryan AzleinRyan Azlein

Shareholder at Stradling Yocca Carlson & Rauth


Ryan Azlein a Shareholder at Stradling Yocca Carlson & Rauth.  Mr. Azlein advises a wide range of both private and public clients, focusing on emerging growth, development stage and middle-market companies as well as the venture capital firms, angel investors and strategic investors that invest in these types of companies.  Ryan’s practice concentrates on venture capital and corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, equity and executive compensation matters, intellectual property development and licensing arrangements, SEC reporting and disclosure, public and private securities offerings, complex partnering arrangements, and general corporate matters.  











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