Leading Venture Capitalists to Take the Stage at GigaOM Mobilize 2012

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Executives from Google Ventures, Norwest Venture Partners, Sequoia Capital and Shasta Ventures will discuss emerging areas of mobile innovation and investment

Investors are looking for the next big idea as consumers increasingly go mobile first. Mobilize is the only conference that brings investors, startups and executives together together to create a roadmap for the mobile-first world.

GigaOM, a global technology media company, today announced four leading venture capitalists will take the stage at GigaOM Mobilize 2012, the flagship event for mobile innovation taking place September 20-21 in San Francisco. Since 2008, Mobilize has featured the mobile industry’s most innovative thinkers, technologists and entrepreneurs. This year, the focus is on emerging technologies and business opportunities in a mobile-first world.

Mobile has been a wildly successful technology, but on the surface the opportunities for ambitious entrepreneurs are questionable. Many companies still struggle to adopt a mobile-first strategy. Apps make money, but only for a few. Most handsets feature the same black touch-tablet form. And wireless network technology isn't the leading edge of innovation anymore.

Four of the mobile industry’s top investors will discuss the areas that are ripe for innovation and investment and identify young companies that are leading the charge. Speakers are:

  • Rob Coneybeer, managing director, Shasta Ventures    
  • Vab Goel, general partner, Norwest Venture Partners    
  • Tim Lee, partner, Sequoia Capital
  • Rich Miner, partner, Google Ventures

“Investors are looking for the next big idea as consumers increasingly go mobile first,” said Kevin C. Tofel, senior writer for GigaOM and co-chair of Mobilize 2012. “Mobilize is the only conference that brings investors, startups and executives together to create a roadmap for the mobile-first world.”

Sold out for the past four years, a limited number of tickets are still available. Follow Mobilize on Twitter (@GigaOM / @MobilizeConf) to stay up to date on speakers and sessions.

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