Fireside chat – LA’s startup ecosystem
Hear how entrepreneurs view LA’s strengths & weaknesses, investment trends, what’s hot (or not) & exit opportunities
CEO – Science Media Inc.
Moderated by Lou Kerner (Founder – The Social Internet Fund)
Followed by Networking Reception
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About Mike Jones
Long-time entrepreneur and former CEO of Myspace, Michael Jones now serves as the CEO of Science Inc., a Los Angeles-based technology studio that nurtures successful digital businesses by bringing together the best ideas, talent, resources and financing through a centralized platform. Over the past three years, Science has built, funded and acquired successful digital brands such as Dollar Shave Club, DogVacay, Delicious, HelloSociety, and more. As a serial internet entrepreneur, Jones has founded, advised, invested in and sold numerous businesses, including application platform Userplane, which he led from startup to its acquisition by AOL, Tsavo Media, Movoxx, PeopleMedia, Brizzly and Myspace.
About Lou Kerner
Lou Kerner is the Founder and Senior Partner of The Social Internet Fund, which invests in the primary and secondary shares of rapidly growing private technology companies. Current fund investments include Appcelerator, Appia, FireEye (NASDAQ FEYE), LiveRamp, Livefyre, Meetup, Palantir Plated, Scribd and Yashi. Lou was previously Wall Street’s first social media analyst at Wedbush Securities, where he was the Managing Director of the Private Shares Group.
About CNSI Entrepreneurship Forum
CNSI’s Entrepreneurship Forum is designed to enable entrepreneurial UCLA faculty, staff and students to exchange ideas and build relationships within the LA entrepreneurial ecosystem. The forum serves CNSI’s mission to facilitate commercialization by creating an environment where innovative ideas can be shared and cultivated into commercial opportunities.
For more information, contact Neelam Sullivan (Neelam@cnsi.ucla.edu)