SANTA MONICA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--From SaaS to gaming, virtual reality to drones, and Hollywood to healthcare, Los Angeles’ technology industry is as diverse as the people who call it home. It’s this diversity – in innovation and in thinking – that truly defines LA’s booming tech space, which saw an almost 75 percent increase in venture capital investment last year from the year prior, according to the National Venture Capital Association. To celebrate LA’s unique technology ecosystem, Cornerstone OnDemand (NASDAQ: CSOD) is hosting the fourth annual LA Tech Summit. The event will take place on Tuesday, Oct. 25, at the Fairmont Miramar Hotel in Santa Monica, Calif.
The agenda features some of LA’s most prominent tech leaders and top investors, who will discuss the innovations, trends and new ways of thinking that are disrupting and diversifying the space. Agenda topics include hypergrowth and scaling, augmented and virtual reality, raising capital, building revenue, healthcare innovation, the intersection between the entertainment and technology industries, and more.
More than 50 speakers are participating in this year’s LA Tech Summit agenda, including:
- Fireside Chat with No. 1 Fastest-Growing Company on 2016 Inc. 5000 List. An LA business based on a monthly subscription box curated for geeks and gamers has secured the no. 1 spot on the 2016 Inc. 5000 List. In a fireside chat with Inc.’s Lindsay Blakely, Loot Crate co-founder and CEO Chris Davis will share how he has led the company through extreme hypergrowth to become America’s fastest-growing private company with more than $116 million in revenue.
- Distinguished Speaker Lineup. Attendees will hear from the area’s most high-profile founders, executives and investors. Speakers include: Miles Beckett, CEO, Silversheet; Greg Bettinelli, partner, Upfront Ventures; George Boutros, CEO, Qatalyst Partners; Dave Carter, chief sales officer, Cornerstone OnDemand; Paige Craig, managing partner, Arena Ventures; Mike Hildebrandt, vice president of strategic partnerships, DAQRI; Kyle Hill, founder and CEO, HomeHero; Eric Jaffe, founder and COO, ChowNow; Jerry Jao, founder and CEO, Retention Science; Andy Jolls, chief marketing officer, SSI; Mitch Lasky, general partner, Benchmark; David Lyman, founder and CEO, Betterview; Ben Marcus, founder and CEO, Airmap; Adam Markowitz, founder and CEO, Portfolium; Michael Maylahn, co-founder and COO, Stasis Labs; Jason Maynard, executive vice president, NetSuite; Matt Mazzeo, managing partner, Lowercase Capital; Adam Miller, founder and CEO, Cornerstone OnDemand; Jake Paul, Internet personality; Nathan Schuett, co-founder and CEO, PRENAV; Ian Siegel, CEO, ZipRecruiter; Neville Spiteri, co-founder and CEO, Wevr; Matthew Stoudt, co-founder and CEO, AppliedVR; Brendan Wallace, managing partner, Fifth Wall; Brent Weinstein, partner and head of digital media, United Talent Agency; and TX Zhuo, managing partner, Fika Ventures.
- After-Party at The Bungalow. Network with the region’s top business leaders and investors, and toast to the future of the LA tech industry.
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“Los Angeles’ strong community and diversity in thinking truly set the region’s tech industry apart,” said Jason Corsello, senior vice president of strategy and corporate development for Cornerstone OnDemand. “The LA Tech Summit is an opportunity to discuss the trends and issues impacting our industry, learn from each other and discover new ways to build, innovate and grow.”
LA Tech Summit Sponsors
The event’s Platinum Sponsor is Qatalyst Partners. Gold Sponsors are Intrepid Investment Bankers, Pritzker Group Venture Capital and Silicon Valley Bank. Silver Sponsors include Bessemer Venture Partners, Credit Suisse, Cresa, Goldman Sachs, Nasdaq and PWC. Built in LA is a Media Partner. The event is hosted by Cornerstone OnDemand.
About LA Tech Summit
LA Tech Summit is an annual event organized by Cornerstone OnDemand (NASDAQ: CSOD) to showcase the technology ecosystem in Los Angeles. Set in one of the fastest growing and most diverse technology hubs in the United States, the LA Tech Summit brings together industry-leading executives, entrepreneurs and professionals to celebrate and support the unique innovations being built in Los Angeles.
About Cornerstone OnDemand
Cornerstone OnDemand (NASDAQ: CSOD) is the global leader in cloud-based learning and talent management software. The company’s solutions help organizations realize the potential of the modern workforce. From recruitment, onboarding, training and collaboration, to performance management, compensation, succession planning and analytics, Cornerstone is designed to enable a lifetime of learning and development that is fundamental to the growth of employees and organizations.
Based in Santa Monica, California, the company’s solutions are used by more than 2,700 clients worldwide, spanning 26.3 million users across 191 countries and 42 languages. To learn more about Cornerstone, visit us on Twitter, Facebook and our blog. www.cornerstoneondemand.com.