LAVA Venture Awards Celebration

11 Jul 2018
5:30pm - 9:00pm PDT
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"Flying with Unicorns"

LAVA Awards Celebration 2018

Santa Monica Museum of Flying

Wednesday, July 11, 2018



5:30pm         Attendee Check-in + Networking Dinner

7:30pm         Fireside Chat with Unicorns

8:15pm         Dessert and Hall of Fame Award


You’ll see…

A Fireside Chat with Los Angeles's recent Unicorn Exits from Startup to $1BB+










Celebrate Hall of Fame Honoree

Hemi Zucker and J2 Global - Extraordinary Growth and M&A Activity.

Hemi Zucker is a Managing Principal of OCV Partners. OCV is a $260 Million Los Angeles-based venture fund that invests in, owns, and operates companies in the information technology, e-commerce, media & telecommunications & the life sciences sectors with the objective of creating sustainable long-term value.

Hemi joined OCV Partners in 2018 to replicate his success as the CEO of j2 Global that he co-founded in 1996 in New York City and moved it to LA in 1997. Under Hemi’s management j2 Global reached $4.5 Billion Market Cap, $1.25 Billion Annual Sales in over 50 countries. Hemi and j2 were super acquisitive and it’s M&A activity yield a record of 161 acquisitions during his 21 years.

Hemi is now bringing his M&A, operations and deal making experience to OCV Partners one of LA’s largest Venture Funds.



Why You Should Attend

Connect with Startup CEOs, Venture Funded Companies, Venture Investors and thought leaders shaping the future of Los Angeles's technology ecosystem.


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11 Jul 2018
5:30pm - 9:00pm PDT

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