Mobile & Money Summit: Investment & Partnership Opportunities in Mobile Entertainment & Technologies

November 30, 2004
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Tuesday, November 30
8:30 am – 5:30 pm

Co-organized by Consect.

The wireless content industry is growing rapidly, and some of the largest and most innovative investments in the U.S. landscape have been made by Japanese companies, who have exciting stories to tell. This unique conference examines the direction of the industry, highlighting both emerging companies and corporate dealmakers. Hear from venture capitalists and investors about the challenges, trends and issues of funding and valuating high-growth wireless ventures, and from mobile and content industry experts about current licensing, development and distribution issues.

Roundtable discussions on:

Japanese Mobile Funding & Acquisitions: The international market, led by Japanese-based firms, are funding and acquiring domestic-based wireless content companies.  According to NVCA, VC based M&A market doubled last quarter in the number of transactions, with valuations of $30 to $50 in the mobile content space.  This panel is will attempt to uncover the reasons for international mobile transactions.

Valuation of the Mobile Industry: The amount of overage of Venture Capital dollars has started reach levels of the pre 2000 internet boom as more and more investment sources pour money into VC funds. VC’s, however, are being much more cautious now when investing in mobile opportunities.  This panel will attempt to understand company valuations and the secrets to getting funded.

Deals & Licensing in Mobile Development: Mobile deals have given emerging startups revenue stream while negotiating with publishers, content holders, carriers, and their respective agencies. Positive growth is only one of the keys to funding.  This panel will demystify deals & licensing as it relates to mobile entertainment and technologies.

Keynote Speaker
Donald F. McLellan, Corporate Vice President and Director, Corporate Development and Strategic Transactions, Motorola

Chip Austin, General Partner, I-Hatch
Ron Elwell, Partner, Bessemer Venture Partners
David J. Enzer, Managing Director, Roth Capital Partners, LLC David Friedensohn, CEO, Upoc Networks
Fabrice Grinda, CEO, Zingy
Matthew Growney, Co-Founder & Managing Director, Motorola Ventures
Stewart A. Halpern, Managing Director, RBC Capital Markets Charles Lax, Managing Partner, GrandBanks Capital/SOFTBANK Capital Partners
Ted Mocarski, Managing Director, Key Venture Partners
Dennis O’Connell, Managing Director, Dolphin Equity Partners David Pakman, COO, eMusic
Alan Peyrat, Principal, Apax Partners
Jeanne M. Sullivan, Founder & Co-Chairman, StarVest Partners, L.P.
Takahiro Watanabe, Vice President, Corporate Development, Mobliss/Index Group
Sven Weber, Vice President, Siemens Mobile Acceleration
Ken Yasunaga, Executive Vice President, Entrepia Ventures

Admission: Corporate members are entitled to a designated number of free admissions to this event, based on their company’s current membership level. Additional corporate registrants pay the discounted corporate member rate of $295. Please visit to register.

  • Tuesday, November 30, 2004
  • 8:30 am