Venture capitalist Fred Wilson will be a keynote speaker at the Billboard FutureSound Conference, presented in association with Loeb & Loeb LLP, which will take place November 15-16 in San Francisco.
Wilson is managing partner at New York-based venture capital firm Union Square Ventures. An expert in digital and social media and a leading voice in the venture-capital community, Wilson's thought leadership is captured at his popular blog, A VC, which has helped him earn 237,000-plus Twitter followers. Union Square has invested in such music technology companies as SoundCloud, TargetSpot and Turntable.fm. Its portfolio also includes well-known technology companies Twitter, Tumblr, Foursquare and Kickstarter.
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Wilson joins a list of speakers, panelists and presenters such as dance-music superstar Deadmau5, Blue Note Records president Don Was, William Morris Endeavor's Marc Geiger, Google's Tim Quirk, Topspin's Ian Rogers, Epitaph's Jason Fienberg, GVC Capital's Hany Nada, Tastemaker X's Marc Ruxin, The Roxy's Nic Adler, Getty Images' Vince Bannon and Whitesmith Entertainment's Emily White -- among others still to be announced.
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FutureSound launched last year as a way to bring investors, entrepreneurs, and music industry decision makers together to foster the advancement of understanding and innovation across the board and help push the music industry forward. Last year's conference brought together investors and executives from companies such as Facebook, Twitter, Pandora, and Foursquare along with content and rights companies such as Island Def Jam, EMI, Glassnote, and the NMPA.
This year's FutureSound Conference also will include the first ever Innovators Showcase Startup Competition, where digital startups will have the opportunity to pitch their company or product to a panel of judges on stage during the conference, with one being named the winner at the conclusion of the event. (The deadline for submissions has passed.) For more information about the conference, go here.