The event, hosted by New Media BC, will feature heavy weights Bill Maris of Google Ventures, Tom Duterme of Google Inc, Tim Chang of Norwest Ventures and Jeff Clavier of SoftTech VC. Jeff was voted by Business Week in 2008 as one of "The 25 Most Influential People on the Web" and is regarded as one of the most active seed stage investors in Web 2.0 startups. Google are sending their newly christened Google Ventures to identify the next generation of founders and their innovations from British Columbia, recognized today as one of the most dynamic hubs for digital media in North America.
"We've seen tremendous growth in Vancouver and the region with a proliferation of young entrepreneurs, many who have spun off from larger companies and spread their wings to develop their own ideas," Fusion '09's Director Christine Lim-LabossiÃ¯Â¿1/2re comments. "Fusion is the only annual Venture Forum in the West devoted to digital media and it hopes to provide these founders, who are being pedigreed through the growing number of local digital media academic programs and technology incubators, with the opportunity to connect with world class investors who are keen in both content and technology."
Twenty of Canada's hottest digital media companies will pitch their concepts before venture capitalists and angel investors on November 12, followed by closed door one-on-one investor meetings and investor round table sessions on November 13. The pre-screened companies will present in 4 categories; games, mobile, Web 2.0 & social media and online platforms & applications, with the intention of establishing connections with the "by invitation only" investors and securing investment required to grow their businesses.
Designed to bring Canada's best digital media ventures to the attention of local and international investors, The Fusion Venture Forum provides valuable insights into key issues in the industry and aims to become a premium networking opportunity for digital media investors from North America and beyond.
For more information and registration, go to www.thefusionforum.com.
About New Media BC
New Media BC is a federally incorporated not-for-profit full service association. New Media BC's membership is comprised of businesses, educational organizations, government agencies, and individuals whose core products and services include interactive design and marketing, digital entertainment, animation, visual effects, digital learning initiatives and social media applications.
Contacts: New Media BC - Media Inquiries Cinci Csere 604.812.6837 Email Contact New Media BC - Investor Inquiries Email Contact www.newmediabc.com