The Digital Hollywood Experience

The Digital Hollywood Experience


Norm Fogelsong, General Partner, Institutional Venture Partners (IVP): Norm Fogelsong, General Partner, IVP: Norm Fogelsong joined IVP in March 1989 and is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA). With more than 30 years of high-technology venture capital and growth equity experience, he emphasizes investments in private later-stage companies and in select public market opportunities. Norm has led investments in Artisan Components (ARTI), Aspect Communications, Compaq Computers (CPQ), Concur Technologies (CNQR), Convex Computers (CNVX), Cortina Systems, Danger (MFST), InphoMatch (SAP), Integrated Circuit Works (CY), Lam Research (LRCX), LensVector, Marketo, Motion Computing, Platinum Software (PSQL), Polycom (PLCM), SkyStream Networks (ERIC), TelCom Semiconductor (TLCM) and Websense (WBSN). Norm also actively participated in venture investments in Akamai (AKAM), Amgen (AMGN), At Road (TRMB), Applied Biosystems (ABI), Chordiant (CHRD), ComScore (SCOR), Cypress Semiconductor (CY), Digital River (DRIV), Genentech (DNA), Linear Technology (LLTC), LoopNet (LOOP), LSI (LSI), MIPS Computer Systems (MIPS), Quantum (QTM), Silicon Graphics (SGI), SuccessFactors (SFSF), SupportSoft (SPRT), Synchronoss Technologies (SNCR), 3COM (COMS), Verisity (VRST), WebEx (WEBX) and Zynga. For Cortina Systems, Norm arranged a $132 million investment syndicate, and the proceeds were used to buy a $100 million division that was being spun out of Intel. His most recent investments include LensVector, a leader in dynamic solid-state optics, and Marketo, the global leader in Revenue Performance Management solutions. Norm began his career as a computer programmer at Hewlett-Packard. He then worked as a management consultant with McKinsey & Company where he specialized in strategic planning. He has served the local community as the Treasurer of the Children's Health Council, the Secretary of the Churchill Club, the Founder of the Kona Jazz Festival and as a member of the Major Gifts Committees at Menlo School and Stanford University. Norm earned a B.S. in Management Science & Engineering from Stanford University (Phi Beta Kappa), an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and a J.D. from Harvard Law School.


Andrew Howard is a Partner of Shamrock Capital Advisors. Mr. Howard currently serves as a director of Consilio, Questex, Mobilitie Investments III, Wazee Digital, and Screenvision Media. Previously, he served on the boards of MarketCast, K2 Towers, RealD, Publishing Group of America, Naylor Publications, PrimeCo Wireless, Liberation Entertainment, and BASE Entertainment and was a board observer of MetroPCS and OpNext. Mr. Howard is on the Board of the Stanford University Alumni Association, the Board of Governors for the USC Annenberg School – Center for the Digital Future and the Independent School Alliance for Minority Affairs and is an inactive member of SAG-AFTRA. Prior to joining Shamrock, Mr. Howard served as a Vice President with Clarity Partners, a media and communications focused private equity fund. Andy is a graduate of Stanford University.


Scott Levine is a Managing Director at Time Warner Investments, where he is focused on digital media investment opportunities that have a strategic fit with Time Warner’s operating divisions.   Scott is a board observer of Conviva, Adaptly and Gaia Online, and he actively participated in Time Warner’s investment in Maker Studios.  Scott was previously the SVP of Corporate Development at Sony Music, where he led M&A (including the acquisition of Gracenote), venture investments and digital strategy.  Prior to Sony, he was a Vice President at General Atlantic, a growth equity firm with $17 billion under management.  Scott has also been an operator at three digital media startups, including myYearbook (social network; $100mm sale to QPSA), Liquid Audio (online music retailer; IPO, sold to Wal-Mart) and Verance (audio watermarking).  Scott is a graduate of Stanford University (Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering) and Columbia University (MBA, B.S. in Electrical Engineering).


Mark Boidman is a Managing Director and Partner at Peter J. Solomon Company (PJSC), a private M&A and restructuring advisory and investment banking firm.  In June 2016, PJSC sold a 51% stake in the firm to Natixis, a French financial services firm owned by Groupe BPCE, France’s second largest financial institution. The remaining 49% of PJSC’s ownership continues to be held by existing PJSC partners.  Mark has been recognized as a leading advisor to the media and technology sectors, working with companies across digital media, marketing services, mobile and out of home media.  Mark sits on the Board of Directors of the Digital Signage Federation, the trade association supporting the business interests of the interactive technologies, digital signage and digital out-of-home network industries.  He is also a member of the Advisory Board of Gimbal, a location and proximity-based mobile engagement company.  Mark studied business at McGill's Faculty of Management.  Mark also received joint LL.B and B.C.L degrees from McGill's Faculty of Law and is admitted to practice law in New York and Massachusetts.


Peg Jackson, Managing Director, Mooreland Partners:  Peg is a Managing Director in Mooreland Partner’s Greenwich office.  She brings more than 20 years of investment banking, venture capital and operating management experience within the media technology sector. At Mooreland, she focuses on the digital media, marketing software and e-commerce industries.  Prior to joining Mooreland Partners, she was a Managing Director at Gridley & Co, where she worked on transactions within the digital media sector. Prior to joining Gridley, Peg worked in venture capital as a Managing Director at NeoCarta Ventures investing in media technology companies such as Silverpop and Myrio (acquired by Siemens). Prior to working at NeoCarta, Peg held corporate development and operational roles at NBC and Reuters.   Peg holds a BA in Economics from Georgetown University and an MBA from New York University.


Ashu Garg is a General Partner at Foundation Capital, focusing on startups in Marketing Technology (MarTech), Analytics, and SaaS applications. Before joining Foundation Capital in 2008, Ashu was the General Manager for Microsoft’s Online Advertising business where he ran Ad Ops and Yield Management, after previously leading Field Marketing for Microsoft’s software business. Currently, Ashu serves on the board of directors of TubeMogul, Localytics, Conviva, ZeroStack, Yozio, and AdRise – and served on the boards of Aggregate Knowledge (acquired by Neustar in late 2013) and Spotzot (acquired by Valassis in early 2015). Ashu has lived in India, Nigeria, the Sudan, and today makes his home in California with his wife, Pooja (an entrepreneur in her own right) and their two sons.



Thursday, January 5th, 2017

2:15 – 3:15 PM

Session I – DH17

LVCC, North Hall, Room N262

Venture Funding, Investment and Mergers

Join a group of influential players in the media, entertainment and tech finance worlds for an enlightening look at growth areas in our industry. They reveal where the value and opportunities are, who's investing and where the space is headed.

Norm Fogelsong, General Partner, Institutional Venture Partners (IVP)

Andy Howard, Partners, Shamrock Capital Advisors

Scott Levine, Managing Director, Time Warner Investments

Mark Boidman, Managing Director and Partner, Peter J. Solomon Company

Ashu Garg, General Partner, Foundation Capital

Peg Jackson, Managing Director, Mooreland Partners, Moderator