The Digital Hollywood Experience

The Digital Hollywood Experience

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Jennifer Post, Partner, Raines Feldman LLP: As a partner in Raines Feldman's Corporate Practice Group and Chair of its Securities Practice Group, Jennifer Post serves as primary outside counsel to a variety of individuals and companies, including entrepreneurs, startups and investors, as well as domestic and international public companies. Jennifer represents companies and investors in a wide range of corporate transactions, among them mergers and acquisitions, capital raising transactions, debt and equity restructuring and management buyouts. A prolific speaker and media commentator, Jennifer was recently profiled in the California Lawyer’s M&A Roundtable. Additionally, Jennifer has presented at the Harvard Business School W50 Summit, Metropole Global’s Crowdfunding Conference, NextGen’s Entrepreneurship & Global Crowdfunding Forum, Digital Hollywood events, the Beverly Hills Bar Association and the American Bar Association, among others. Prior to joining Raines Feldman, Jennifer was a partner with Edwards Wildman Palmer, an international law firm, and began her career with Testa, Hurwitz & Thibeault, a leading high tech and venture capital firm in Boston. Most recently, she founded Post Law Group, PC, a boutique corporate and securities law firm.

 

Taylor McPartland, Advisor, CrowdfundX: In 2010, Taylor, a Northern California native, co-founded CrowdfundX, a leading crowdfunding agency which has leveraged crowdfunding technology, as well as the implementation of the JOBS Act, to raise funds for innovative organizations ranging from automobiles (such as Elio Motors) to non-profits. Assuming an advisory role in the company in 2015, Taylor refocused his energy on evangelizing the benefits of crowdfunding and how its strategies can be applied at local, state, and federal levels. Most recently, Taylor founded the Lincoln Federation, an organization focused on bringing together Los Angeles entrepreneurs with elected officials to collectively create positive change for a sustainable future.

 

Stephen Dypiangco, Vice President, Ovation Digital Arts: Overseeing day-to-day operations of Ovation Digital Arts is Stephen Dypiangco, who joins the team from YouTube Nation, where he was Channel Manager and established the publishing and optimization processes to help it reach over 2 million subscribers and 54 million views. Before YouTube Nation, Dypiangco was Co-founder and General Manager of National Film Society, where he managed content strategy, programming, production, and marketing as a founding partner of the PBS Digital Studios MCN. During his tenure with National Film Society, he produced over 100 web series episodes. Previously, he worked for Netflix as an Enhanced Content Specialist and produced the Academy Award®-winning short “God of Love.”

 

Adam Goyer is Managing Partner at the Blak Box Group in Santa Monica, California, a full service digital agency focused on helping companies and institutions fundraise and market their offering. A passionate entrepreneur  and futurist/technology evangelist, Adam works with widely diverse companies from sectors like neurotech, machine learning, and fashion to help them reach their fullest potential. Adam’s background is in finance, technology, and industrial manufacturing. He has experience with companies at all stages, from Fortune 500 companies like 3M and Metlife to the rollercoaster of startups in the angel and seed+ stages. He specializes in helping companies make the leap from having an idea to having a product, and then transforming that product into a great business.

 

Justin Giddings, CEO and founder, The Kickstarter Guy: Justin is an award-winning filmmaker and actor who's work has been shown at festivals around the world. After starring in Lionsgate's zombie comedy BITE ME, he went on to found Giddy Welshmen Productions with co-star Ryan Welsh. Together, they've entered the Six-Figure Crowdfunding Club using the techniques found in the Reinventing Crowdfunding system created by Jodie Bentley and Nathan Reid. With a specialty in social media marketing, Justin is now an integral part of keeping the system on the cutting edge. Justin has helped numerous crowdfunding campaigns not only hit their goal -  but surpass it.

 

Ryan Foland is a master communicator. He coaches leaders worldwide on the art of simplifying spoken and written messaging for greater impact. He is the inventor of 3-1-3 Theory, a process whereby pitches begin as three sentences, condense into one sentence and then boil down to three words. Ryan writes for TechDayNews and has appeared in Inc., Entrepreneur, HuffPost, TEDx and more. An entertaining speaker, toastmaster, and emcee, he serves as a public speaking mentor for a variety of thought leaders. Learn more at www.RyanFoland.com.

Friday, May 6th, 2016

Special Crowdfunding - Full Day of Sessions

Noon - 1:00 PM, Ahmanson Tent

The Crowdfunding Update: A Roundtable of Experts

Jennifer Post, Partner, Raines Feldman LLP

Taylor McPartland, Advisor, CrowdfundX

Stephen Dypiangco, Vice President, Ovation Digital Arts

Francesco Ferrazzino, CEO, Proxy42 Inc.

Adam M. Goyer, Managing Partner, The Blak Box Group

Justin Giddings, CEO and founder, The Kickstarter Guy

Ryan Foland, Assistant Director, Blackstone Launchpad, Moderator

 

Francesco Ferrazzino, CEO and Founder of Proxy42 Inc. He has been working in the digital space for over 15 years. In 2010, Francesco founded a digital boutique based in Italy, specializing in analysis, design and implementation of websites, web, mobile app and games, digital marketing and consulting companies for digital projects and augmented reality. In 2012 he founded a spin-off US company called Proxy 42, that has developed father.io, a massive multiplayer first person shooter in augmented reality that is played in real life, like laser tag, but using smart phones, thanks to a wearable device specially designed and developed to ensure immersive gameplay. father.io’s Indiegogo campaign - launched in February - reached and exceeded their initial fundraising goal by over 600% and sold over 10,000 devices. In 2014, Francesco was a finalist in the main European startup competition LeWeb 2014 and winners at the Pioneers Unplugged Turin in 2014. He is passionate about Machine Learning/ Artificial Intelligence, Computer Vision, and Game theory.