2013 Siemer Silicon Beach Summit

October 2-3, 2013

Shutters on the Beach Hotel

Santa Monica, CA

About the Summit

In its third year, Siemer & Associates’ invitation-only Summit drew more than 500 of the most influential leaders in digital media and emerging technologies from around the world for two days of thought-provoking discussion, relationship-building and celebration. Founders and CEOs of innovative tech powerhouses swapped views with established media executives, industry visionaries and private equity and venture capital investors over 60 company presentations and multiple panels and roundtable sessions.

The Summit concluded with the heavily anticipated Siemer WaveMaker Awards ceremony, honoring exciting young companies poised for rapid growth along with industry veterans who nurture our continually evolving industry. Judges were drawn from our network of seasoned investors and industry insiders.

We would like to thank our sponsors Manatt, Grant Thornton, Social Radius, Shamrock Capital, Silicon Valley Bank, TriNet and PNC for helping to make the 2013 Siemer Silicon Beach Summit a huge success!

Twitter Hashtag: #SiemerSummit

Day 1 | Wednesday, October 2

Time Promenade A Promenade B Promenade C Oceanside Beachside
8:15 – 9:00 Registration & Continental Breakfast (Shutters)
9:00 – 9:10 Welcome Address
9:15 – 10:00 Keynote Q&A with Bill Gross, Dave McClure & Mark Suster
10:15 -10:35 TeleSign Dog
JibJab UberMedia Roundtable: Digital Video & Content
10:45 – 11:05 CARD.com Offerpop Stipple Bright Computing
11:15 – 11:35 erincondren Enplug Touch Commerce Hitfix Roundtable: Advertising Technology
11:45 – 12:05 Adly ooVoo StackSocial Chromatik
12:15 – 12:35 MomentFeed Digarati Verve The Trade Desk Mandalay Digital
12:35 – 2:05 Global M&A Trends & Opportunities
Panel discussion over lunch (Shutters)
2:10 – 2:30 CAKE The RealReal Soonr Klout Roundtable: Marketing & Communications
2:40 – 3:00 Oversee Full Screen PulsePoint RetailNext
3:10 – 3:30 SoundHound Ring Revenue Steelhouse Engrade Roundtable: Mobile Monetization & Platforms
3:40 – 4:00 BlinkX Take Lessons Unified Central Desktop
4:00 – 4:45 One-on-One Meeting and Coffee Break
4:45 – 5:05 Talus Labs Tempo Rockyou textplus Roundtable: E-Commerce
5:15 – 5:35 Ardent Giant Media FanDuel Grow Mobile
5:45 – 6:05 My Time This Moment Lenddo Lynda.com Luxola
6:05 – 7:15 Cocktail Reception (Shutters)

Day 2 | Thursday, October 3

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7:00 – 8:00 Yoga on the Beach (Meet at Shutters)
8:15 – 9:00 Registration & Continental Breakfast (Shutters)
9:00 – 9:10 Welcome Remarks
9:15 – 10:00 Panel Discussion: Content & Monetization
10:15 -10:35 YesVideo Cie Games pulpo TigerText Roundtable: Media Rights
10:45 – 11:05 Nativo PaperG ZEFR shoutfactory
11:15 – 11:35 SurfAir Machinima Docstoc Luxury Link Roundtable: Cloud/SaaS
11:45 – 12:05 Social Annex TubeMogul Pixowl SweetLabs
12:15 – 1:45 Achieving and Maintaining Sustainable Growth
Panel discussion over lunch (Shutters)
1:45 – 6:30 Wavemaker Award Nominee Guest Registration (Casa Del Mar)
2:00 – 3:00 Wavemaker Award Nominee Demos (Casa Del Mar)
3:10 – 3:50 Panel Discussion: Early Stage Investment Strategies & Opportunities (Casa Del Mar)
4:00 – 5:00 Wavemaker Award Nominee Demos (Casa Del Mar)
5:00 – 6:15 Cocktail Reception (Casa Del Mar)
6:30 – 7:30 WaveMaker Awards Ceremony (Casa Del Mar))
Manatt-Digital-Media-Logo-Blue Manatt, Phelps & Phillips LLP is one of the nation’s leading law firms, with offices strategically located in California (Los Angeles, Orange County, Palo Alto, San Francisco and Sacramento), New York (New York City and Albany) and Washington, D.C. Manatt’s attorneys bring a high level of deal-making experience to companies at every stage of the business life cycle—from initial formation through market leadership. We help Fortune 500, middle-market and emerging companies to connect with the partners, venture capital and resources necessary to successfully bring breakthrough products and services to market.
GTlogo-corp-strapline-RGB Grant Thornton LLP is the U.S. member firm of Grant Thornton International Ltd., a global organization of accounting and consulting member firms which provide assurance, tax and specialist advisory services (SAS) to privately held businesses, public interest entities and public sector entities. Grant Thornton LLP is one of the six global audit, tax and advisory organizations within Grant Thornton International Ltd.
svblogo1 Silicon Valley Bank provides unique and flexible financial solutions to some of the most innovative and entrepreneurial companies in the world. The firm’s deep understanding of dynamic industries, their business models and their inherent volatility gives Silicon Valley Bank the ability to offer clients innovative global commercial banking and asset management solutions. Clients include technology, cleantech, life science, venture capital and premium wine companies of all sizes and at all stages.
trinet_logo_medium   TriNet Group, Inc. understands the challenges of running a small company. It specializes in managing benefits, payroll and human resources, allowing its clients to focus on their real business priorities. TriNet is a trusted advisor to the organizations it serves, providing them with a proven way to contain costs, minimize risk and relieve administrative burdens. TriNet’s mission is to help companies realize their ambitions.
0f766f2   Shamrock Capital Advisors is a Los Angeles-based private equity firm with over $700 million of capital under management. Investing exclusively in the media, entertainment and communications sectors, Shamrock partners with strong management teams and takes an active, collaborative approach to creating value in each investment.
pnc_rgb   PNC Business Credit, with more than 27 billion in commitments, is one of the top asset-based lenders in the country, offering the best of both a full service bank and the flexibility of an asset-oriented lending approach with our first and second lien products. PNC lends working capital, and leveraged term debt for acquisition finance, recapitalizations, growth capital and turnarounds, with the ability to underwrite $10-$250MM. With offices nationwide plus Canada and the UK, PNC Business Credit has an office to serve you.
socialradiuslogo SocialRadius is full-service public relations and social media marketing firm, with an international client base and strong domain expertise in high technology, financial communications, media/entertainment, consumer electronics and consumer products. Headquartered in Santa Monica, with offices in San Francisco, New York and Las Vegas, the Firm is dedicated to creating and sustaining industry leadership positions for its clients through superior strategy, relationships, market intelligence and consistent execution.

For information on sponsorship opportunities, please contact Sura Hart at (310) 861-2114 or sura.hart@siemer.com.

The Siemer Silicon Beach Summit is an invitation-only event. If you have not received your invitation and would like to request one, please click here or fill out the form below:

The 2013 Siemer Silicon Beach Summit will be held at Shutters on the Beach in Santa Monica.

Shutters on the Beach One Pico Boulevard Santa Monica, CA 90405


Shutters Hotel Room Block: The Summit has secured discounted room rates at Shutters Hotel. The discounted room rate will only be available until Friday, September 6th and is subject to the limited availability remaining at the hotel. To access our room block, please call the hotel directly at (310) 458-0030 and mention that you will be attending the Siemer Silicon Beach Summit. After the 6th, rooms will be available at the standard prevailing hotel rates. More information about Shutters on the Beach and its amenities can be found here. Shore Hotel Room Block: Address: 1515 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401 For Reservations, call: (310) 451-5805 The Summit has secured discounted room rates at the Shore Hotel. The discounted room rate is subject to limited availability and is available on a first come, first served basis. To access our room block, please call Ilene Koenig or Dick Bassler at (310) 451-5805 and mention that you will be attending the Siemer Silicon Beach Summit. The special discount rate can only be secured by booking through them directly. Alternate Hotel Accommodations: If you would like information on alternate local hotel accommodations, we can refer you to our preferred local travel agents, Ilene Koenig and Dick Bassler, who have preferred rates at most Santa Monica hotels and are familiar with the area and the Summit. Transportation: The hotel is conveniently located 20 minutes from the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). Rental cars, taxis and shuttles are all available at the airport. Directions: From LAX ● Head south on World Way toward West Way ● Take the ramp on the left to World Way ● Keep left at the fork to continue toward World Way ● Turn left onto World Way ● Take the ramp onto CA-1 N/S Sepulveda Blvd. ● Slight left onto Lincoln Blvd. ● Turn left onto Pico Blvd. ● Destination will be on the right From Downtown Los Angeles ● Take the I-10 freeway west ● Exit 1A for 4th/5th St. ● Take the 3rd right onto Pico Blvd. ● Destination will be on the right From the San Fernando Valley ● Take the 405 freeway south ● Take exit 53 toward I-10 W/Santa Monica ● Merge onto I-10 W ● Exit 1A for 4th/5th St. ● Take the 3rd right onto Pico Blvd. ● Destination will be on the right Any questions should be directed to Lydia Binford at (310) 861-2100.

WaveMaker Awards of Distinction

The Big Kahuna Award

The start-up with the most innovative platform that is most poised for growth.

Includes $50K from Siemer Ventures in the form of a convertible note, $25K from Manatt’s Venture Capital Fund in the form of a convertible note and an additional in-kind services valued at 25K from Manatt, $25K from Grant Thornton, $25K from TriNet and $10K from Social Radius.



The WaveMaker of the Year Award

The individual who brought the most disruptive/innovative platform to scale

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Industry Awards

Industry Awards are given to worthy tech entrepreneurs who have raised less than $8 million in the following categories:

• Cowabunga Award

Cloud Services SaaS platforms in the areas of infrastructure, storage and enterprise tools

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• Hang Ten Award

Advertising Online and mobile ad networks, digital agencies, ad targeting and analytics








• Impact Zone Award

Data Data marketplaces and aggregators; location data and analytics








• Party Wave Award

Social Media, Content and Distribution Social media, online and mobile content; content discovery and sharing









• Sand Dollar Award

eCommerce and mCommerce Online, mobile, local and social commerce as well as comparison shopping, couponing and subscriptions





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• Switch Foot Award

Music Online, mobile, local and social music platforms; music discovery and sharing; B2B and infrastructure









Walter Delph, CEO


Adrian Vanzyl, CEO & Matt Walters, Principal

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Ben Katz, Founder & CEO


Isaac Garcia, Co-Founder & CEO



Jeff McCollum, President/Founder


Kevin Kennedy, Vice President and General Manager

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David Segura, CEO


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Justin Kuykendall, CEO & Founder

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Martin Frid-Nielsen, Founder & CEO

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2013 Featured Speakers:


Bill Gross, Chairman & CEO


Dave McClure, Founding Partner

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Confirmed panels for the 2013 Siemer Silicon Beach Summit include:

  • Global M&A Trends & Opportunities:



Lance Maerov, SVP Corporate Development

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Mike Smith, SVP Corporate Development

Shawn_Colo-demandShawn Colo, Co-Founder

Darren Clark, CTO

kent wakeford

Kent Wakeford, EVP Corporate Development & General Counsel

ian weingartenIan Weingarten, VP Corporate Development
  • Speakers’ Dinner
jessica schell

Jessica Schell, EVP,

Global New Media & Digital Distribution

julian boorstin

Julia Boorstin, Correspondent


Chris DeWolfe, CEO


  • Content & Monetization
gibson, tim

Tim Gibson, Senior Director, Business Development

dai watanabe

Dai Watanabe, VP Corp Development & Strategy, DeNA Global

brian goffman

Brian Goffman, VP Enterprise Marketing

Jon Liebman Brillstein

Jon Liebman, CEO

Josh Butler Facebook

Josh Butler, Manager, Facebook Exchange

  • Achieving & Maintaining Sustainable Growth


John Suh Legalzoom

John Suh, CEO

Urs Cete BDMI

Urs Cete, Managing Director


Steve Royer, Managing Director


Victor Parker, Managing Director

  • Early Stage Investment Strategies & Opportunities
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John Possman, CEO

sam teller launchpad

Sam Teller, Managing Director and Co-founder

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B. Paul Santos, Co-Founder and Managing Partner

Adrian Vanzyl Ardent

Adrian Vanzyl, CEO

paul bricault amplify

Paul Bricault, Managing Director

Please click on this image to see a brief highlight reel from the 2013 Siemer Silicon Beach Summit: Please click on this image to see a promo for our 2013 Siemer WaveMaker Awards ceremony:

Photos taken at the 2013 Siemer Silicon Beach Summit are below, and more images can be found by clicking here to view our Flickr gallery.

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