Digital Media 2020 - New York City Landmark Venture Forum To Feature John A. Lack, Creator of MTV, David Houle, Award Winning Futurist Tribeca Grand Hotel, New York

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Media pioneers including John Lack and Bob Kreek -- the respective founders and creators of MTV and Comedy Central -- to join Landmark Angels Venture Forum for an in-depth discussion and to highlight emerging digital media and technology companies.

Landmark Angels, a leading angel investor group, today announced the program agenda for its upcoming Digital Media 2020 Venture Forum to be held at the Tribeca Grand Hotel on June 13th. The event, presented by Landmark Angels and Landmark Capital, will include a keynote speech from award-winning author, producer and futurist David Houle.

According to Landmark Angels Executive Director Bill Podd, “Digital Media 2020 is designed to highlight 12 innovative and emerging companies seeking venture capital in the sector. Outstanding leaders in digital media will present to an audience of prominent family offices, hedge funds, venture capitalists, angel funds and high net worth investors. The future of media, disruptive technologies and sources of equity will be discussed throughout the day.”

David Houle, a renowned futurist and media expert, will present the keynote address. Houle, author of The Shift Age, has won two Emmy Awards, a George Foster Peabody Award, and has been nominated for an Academy Award. With over 20 years in media and entertainment, Houle has advised and addressed more than 1,600 CEOs including those of NBC, CBS, MTV and CNN.

John Lack, Chief Partner of FireMedia Partners and a founder of MTV, Nickelodeon and the Movie Channel, will be joined by Ken Walker (Founder, Walker Group/CNI), and Bob Weiss (COO/Head of Media Networks, Eqal) on a panel discussing “Designing and Building Winners.”

Additional panels will include “Disruptive Technologies: Redefining Sectors” featuring Bob Kreek (Founder, Comedy Central; former CEO Fox Channels), James Alexander (Founder and CEO, Vizibility), Nick Panama (Founder, Cantora Records) and “Funding the Next Leaders” with Geoff Schneider (Founder and Managing Partner, Cava Capital), Lou Kerner (Founder and Media Analyst, Social Internet Fund), Bob Greene (Founder and Managing Partner, Contour Ventures), Paul Cianciolo (Senior Associate, FirstMark Capital) and Gil Beyda (Founder and Managing Partner, Genacast Ventures).

NYC Landmark Venture Forum - Digital Media 2020
Tribeca Grand Hotel – 2 Sixth Avenue, New York, NY. June 13th, 9:30am to 6:00pm.

About Landmark Angels: Landmark Angels is a group of over 200 experienced, accredited investors whose purpose is to provide equity capital to early and growth stage companies. The group’s mission is to fill the critical capital gap between seed capital and institutional venture funding, to maximize members’ investment opportunities, and to provide proactive support for “best of breed” companies.

For more information on the event, please email nycinfo(at)landmarkangels(dot)com
Press Contact: Shari Leventhal
shari(at)firemediapartners(dot)com T 954 673 4164
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