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Siemer & Associates

September 18, 2013 14:31 ET

Siemer & Associates Announces 2013 Siemer Silicon Beach Summit With Featured Speakers Including Dave McClure and Bill Gross

The Invite-Only Summit Will Draw 500 Digital Media Leaders Worldwide for Discussions, Relationship Building, and Showcases of Local and International Tech Talent October 2-3, 2013

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwired - Sep 18, 2013) - Santa Monica-based Siemer & Associates today announced the keynote speakers and panelists for this year's Siemer Silicon Beach Summit, taking place October 2-3 at Shutters on the Beach in Santa Monica, California. This year's speakers are highlighted by Dave McClure of 500 Startups, Bill Gross of Idealab, Lance Maerov of WPP, Michael Smith of AOL, and David Wisnia of CBS, among many other prominent technology executives and pioneers.

"We started this summit series with two goals -- to showcase the best of Southern California entrepreneurs and investors in front of a global audience -- and to support the growth of our beloved community into a vibrant and supportive ecosystem," said David Siemer, founder of Siemer & Associates LLC. "Digital media and software are global in nature, but the relationships that drive business still happen in person, and the forums this Summit provides are invaluable to foster and advance our community."

In its third year, the invitation-only Summit will draw 500 digital media leaders from around the world including innovative founders and CEOs, established media executives, industry visionaries, and private equity and venture capital investors. This audience will gather to watch over 60 company presentations and multiple panels and roundtable sessions.

The Siemer Silicon Beach Summit is considered the preeminent event for connecting the top Southern California digital media talent. This year's Summit will showcase local and international tech luminaries at all stages of growth.

Top presenting companies in digital media attending the Summit include: Blinkx, Bright Computing, Cake Marketing, Cie Games, DogVacay, Engrade, Fullscreen, Indiegogo, Klout, Luxury Link, Machinima, MyTime, ooVoo, Oversee.net, PulsePoint, SoundHound, SteelHouse, StrikeAd, Supersonic Ads, SurfAir, TakeLessons, TalusLabsm, The RealReal, thinksmart, TubeMogul, Ybrant Digital and more.

The 3rd Annual Summit will conclude with the Siemer WaveMaker Awards ceremony, honoring exciting young companies poised for rapid growth along with industry veterans who nurture the evolving digital media industry. The WaveMaker Awards' emcee is Jesse Draper, CEO of Valley Girl Inc. She is also the creator and host of "The Valley Girl Show," interviewing some of the biggest names in business, technology, entertainment and government.

"Los Angeles is the home of digital media. This is where creativity and technology collide to create magic. Networking in LA is essential," added Hale Boggs, chairman of Manatt Digital Media, a one-stop shop for early stage venture capital, strategic business consulting and full-service legal. "The Summit provides a unique opportunity to bring innovators and entrepreneurs into the same arena to make vital connections that shape and define the digital media landscape."

A special thanks to our sponsors: Manatt Digital Media, Grant Thornton LLP, SVB (Silicon Valley Bank), Social Radius, TriNet Group Inc, Shamrock Capital Advisors and PNC Business Credit.

About Siemer & Associates LLC

Siemer & Associates LLC is a global boutique merchant bank dedicated to offering candid insight and guidance to digital media, software and Internet companies throughout their business life cycles. Composed of industry veterans who have worked both inside and out of technology enterprises, S&A has successfully completed more than 20 transactions that aggregated over $1 billion in sell-side mandates and surpassed $200 million in equity capital. Headquartered in Los Angeles with offices in Singapore, London and Hong Kong, S&A offers exceptional corporate capital raising, financial advisory services and M&A, specializing in complex cross-border transactions.

Committed to expanding the international technology ecosystem, Siemer & Associates promotes innovative entrepreneurs through its relationship with early-stage investment firm, Siemer Ventures, and its incubator, WaveMaker Labs. One of the most active investment funds in Southern California, Siemer Ventures supports close to 80 active portfolio companies and makes an average of 20-30 new investments each year in digital media startups. Based in Singapore, WaveMaker Labs is an "approved technology incubator" under the Technology Incubation Scheme (TIS) of the Singaporean government's National Research Foundation (NRF).

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