FUNDING AND GROWING DIGITAL MEDIA BUSINESSES: THE LA CONNECTION
by T. Hale Boggs, Manatt, Phelps and Phillips LLC. July 8, 2015
3 pm to 4:30 pm, ROC Chinatown, 2 N. Hotel St, Honolulu, HI 96817
The Hollywood eco-system has long created opportunities for digital media businesses to take root and flourish! It’s growing network of investors and accelerators are funding and launching many promising companies.
This talk will give Hawaii’s digital media businesses valuable insights about the investor sector that include smaller and newer funds for “Seed to Series A” investments rounds in Southern California. Online and mobile e-commerce companies, multi-channel networks, game and app developers are often the attention of these investors. Accelerators such as Amplify, Mucker Labs, River, and Disney Tech Stairs provide the clue on the special route taken to prepare digital media companies for the inevitable launch.
T Hale Boggs will help the audience in Hawaii know who the investors are, their expectations and how to develop the strategy for engaging with them, to facilitate their own funding and growth goals.
Hale is a HiBEAM Member Mentor based in Los Angeles. He is also the Chair of Manatt Digital Media www.manattdigitalmedia.com.
About T Hale Boggs
Mr. Boggs is a partner in Manatt’s Corporate/Finance, Capital Markets and Venture Capital practice areas. Mr. Boggs chairs the firm’s nationwide Business Development Committee and serves on the Compensation Committee and Executive Committee. He also chairs Manatt’s Digital Media Practice Group.
Mr. Boggs’ practice focuses primarily on corporate and securities matters, including venture capital transactions, mergers and acquisitions, corporate reorganizations, public and private securities offerings and joint ventures. He works with companies across the spectrum of their business cycles, from start-up through late-stage, with a particular emphasis on companies in the digital media industry.
Mr. Boggs’ expertise includes venture capital and other equity and debt financings, equity compensation matters, SEC reporting and disclosure, intellectual property licensing, complex corporate partnering transactions and corporate governance. He also represents venture capital firms in fund formation and counseling matters. He frequently assists clients in structuring creative arrangements to acquire, develop, protect and distribute technologies and products both domestically and internationally.