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Raptor House

March 06, 2015 10:00 ET

Raptor House Partners With Roc Nation and Live Nation for Fourth Annual Raptor House in Austin, Texas March 14th - 15th

Daytime Programming to Include Panels and Guest Speakers Exploring Cutting-Edge Disruptive Ideas Across Media, Music, Sports, Technology, Entertainment, Retail Commerce, and Gaming; Late Night at Arlyn Studios Concert Series to Feature Performances by Big Sean, Elle King, Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears, Melanie Fiona, Dorothy, Sam Dew, John & Jacob, Wildling and More to Be Announced; Presenting Partner NetSuite, Media Partner AOL

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwired - Mar 6, 2015) -  Raptor Group and Roc Nation and Live Nation are once again partnering for the fourth annual Raptor House, to take place on March 14th and March 15th in Austin, TX. Each day at Raptor House will focus on disruption across media, music, sports & entertainment and how continued advancements in technology have impacted these various industries. For the last three years Raptor House has drawn a highly curated group of thought leaders across varying industries for intimate panel discussions, networking, deal making, and live music. Past years have seen visits from Kanye West, Nas, J. Cole, Shaun White, Fred Armisen, Jack Dorsey, Randi Zuckerberg, Troy Carter, Deepak Chopra, and more. Raptor House will be presented by NetSuite with media partner AOL.

"Now in its fourth year, Raptor House continues to generate insightful conversation and unique opportunities for our guests in a one of a kind setting," said Raptor Group Managing Partner & Chairman, Jim Pallotta. "We've curated a first-rate program across both the speakers series and live musical performances that our guests are sure to enjoy."

Saturday's lineup of panelists and speakers will feature: Raptor Group Founder Jim Pallotta, MIT Media Lab Director Joichi Ito, Sr. Golden State Warriors Director of Digital Kevin Cote, Sr., Bon Jovi Manager Anthony Peidmonte, Raptor Sports VP of Product & Technology Steve Cross, NetSuite CMO Fred Studer, Raptor Ventures General Partner Harry Demott, Vice GM Hosi Simon, Yahoo SVP of Marketing Partnerships and Platforms Lisa Licht, Live Nation Executive VP Growth & Development Strategic Partners Kevin Chernett, Level 3 Communications CTO Jack Waters, Jarvinian Spectrum Opportunity Fund Managing Director John Dooley, Cray Inc. VP Big Data Analytics Ramesh Menon, Steelhead Partners LLC Analyst Kyle Pickens, Former Undersecretary of State for Public Dipolmacy and Public Affairs and author Charlotte Beers, Machinima Founder & Chairman Allen DeBevoise, The Uprising Creative President & Creative Director Jeff Nicholas, and Wemo Lab Cofounder & EVP Anthony Batt.

Sunday will feature YouTube personality Tyler Oakley, Yahoo! Style Editor in Chief Joe Zee, Actress & Celebrity Blogger Amanda De Cadenet, BeautyCon founder Moj Mahdara, artists Big Sean and Elle King, actor and filmmaker Jason Schwartzman, and more.

Both evenings at Raptor House attendees will be treated performances by some of the best emerging and iconic talent in the music industry both outdoors as well as inside Austin's legendary recording facility, Arlyn Studios. Confirmed performers for this year's event include: Big Sean, Elle King, Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears, Melanie Fiona, Dorothy, Sam Dew, John & Jacob, and more. Raptor House has become the place where people come to experience unforgettable music moments: from Jimmy Cliff's acoustic performance (introduced by Robert Plant) to a surprise late night performance by the legendary Willie Nelson; from K'naan playing an impromptu hour long full-band acoustic set to J. Cole previewing new tracks from his Born Sinner album; and from an intimate performance by Solange, to early career performances by Haim, Hunter Hunted, Haerts, The Mowglis, Caveman, Rudimental and more.

Raptor Group is a private investment company backed by the Family Office of Jim Pallotta. Mr. Pallotta has been a professional and personal investor for over 30 years (formerly Vice Chair of Tudor Investments). Raptor focuses on various industries including: Sports, Consumer, Technology, Media, Entertainment, and Financial Services. Some current investments include AS Roma soccer team, Boston Celtics basketball team, Airbnb, Uber, Spotify, Twitter, Ticket Evolution, Signal 360, and Spartan Race.

Founded in 2008, Roc Nation is a full-service entertainment company, inclusive of artist, songwriter, producer and engineer management; music publishing; touring & merchandising; film & television; new business ventures; and a music label. It is home to a diverse roster comprised of critically acclaimed recording artists, writers and producers including Rihanna, Shakira, J Cole, Rita Ora, Calvin Harris, NO ID, Timbaland, Santigold, and deadmau5. Roc Nation has a partnership with global management company, Three Six Zero.