Speaking Engagements

Beauty and Money Conference (April 25, 2019)

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Sunny spoke on a panel with Victoria Garcia (The Ember Company), Sarah Foley (SWAT Equity Partners), Tina Bou-Saba (CxT Investments) and Sonya Brown (Norwest Venture Partners) about what investors are looking for in the beauty space.

VRTL Summit (November 15, 2018)

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Sunny Co-Chaired the second annual VRTL Media Summit at Paramount Pictures. He spoke on panels with industry leaders including Lorenzo Di Bonaventura, the producer of the Matrix trilogy and Transformers franchise as well as Thomas Gewecke, Chief Digital Officer of Warner Brothers Entertainment.

StartEngine Summit: LA (October 2018)

Sunny sat on a panel with Arianna Simpson (Autonomous Partners) and Miko Matsumura (Evercoin Exchange) to discuss VC investment strategies toward blockchain tech.

SF Blockchain Week (October 2018)

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Sunny spoke on a panel that addressed the growing rivalry between Silicon Valley and Asia’s Crypto Valley over blockchain tech. Other speakers on the panel included Josh Constine of Techcrunch and Avichal Garg of Electric Capital.

BeautyTechSF (June 2018)

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Sunny moderated a female founders panel featuring Jude Fulton (Mosss), Zornitza Stefanova (BSPK), and Stephanie McLean (Trendy Treat). They discussed everything from fundraising to the balancing act between personal brand and company brand.  

ICO 2.0 Summit (April 2018)

Discussion on the question of "Are ICOs Disrupting Venture Capital?"

Tokyo Game Show (September 2017)

Discussion on the future of the Japanese e-Sports market. Additional press located here and here

Takeyoshi Yamada (Nikkei Technology Online), Pieter van den Heuvel (NEWZOO Market Analyst), Nate Nanzer (Blizzard Entertainment), Me, Shingo Otomo (CyberZ)

Takeyoshi Yamada (Nikkei Technology Online), Pieter van den Heuvel (NEWZOO Market Analyst), Nate Nanzer (Blizzard Entertainment), Me, Shingo Otomo (CyberZ)

 

Korean VR Summit (June 2017)

Entrepreneurship and venture capital talk at Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern (May 2017)

Discussing a path to venture capital as a career and advising first time founders on startup fundamentals

Sunny with Professor Mitchell Peterson. Kellogg Finance Professor

Sunny with Professor Mitchell Peterson. Kellogg Finance Professor

VRTL Summit (April 26, 2017)

Additional Press here and VRTL Summit page here

GDC 2017: (March 2017; San Francisco)

Bloomberg Television: (December 2016)

Super Mario Run - Gaming Interview

VRX: (December 2016)

Additional Press here

Eniac M1 Summit: (November 2016 San Francisco)

Saran Frier (Bloomberg),Jamil Moledina (Google Play), me, Ryan Pamphlin (Meta AR), Danny Moon (vino media), Kameron Ansari (Pinterest)

AR / VR World, (October 2016; London, England)

Webrazzi Istanbul, (October 2016; Istanbul, Turkey)

Arda Kutsal (Webrazzi), Divya Narendra (Facebook co-founder), me

Zurich Summit as part of the Zurich Film Festival (September 2016; Zurich, Switzerland) 

Talking about millennial and Gen Z mobile marketing trends particularly around GIFs messaging and camera first social networks

Additional Press here

Nah Cuevas (Zoobe), Dennis Hausammann (iGroove),Me

Nah Cuevas (Zoobe), Dennis Hausammann (iGroove),Me

Oculus Connect (September 2016; Silicon Valley)

Me, Anna Sweet (oculus), Anarghya Vardhana (Maveron), Anjney Midha (Kleiner Perkins), Clinton Foye (Crosscut)

Me, Anna Sweet (oculus), Anarghya Vardhana (Maveron), Anjney Midha (Kleiner Perkins), Clinton Foye (Crosscut)

Bloomberg television (August 2016; San Francisco)

Talking about the future of gaming and augmented reality with regards to Pokemon Go

GamesBeat (August 2016; Terranea Resort, Los Angeles)

Discussion about distribution of frontier technology forms of media and entertainment

Additional Press found here

Marco di Miroz (The VR Fund), Alice LeGeorge (RRE), Phil Sanderson (IVG Ventures), Me

Marco di Miroz (The VR Fund), Alice LeGeorge (RRE), Phil Sanderson (IVG Ventures), Me

CEDEC tech conference (August 2016; Tokyo, Japan)

Presentation Video here

Nexus Global Youth Summit  (July 2016; United Nations/Parsons School of Design)

Discussion on Virtual Reality

White House Global Entrepreneurship Summit: (June 22-24; Stanford University, Palo Alto, California)

Panel right before President Barack Obama's!

CurtisSasaki (Samsung Strategy and Innovation Center), Helen Greiner (CyPhy Works), Emilliano Kargieman (Core Security Technologies), Me, Ashley Dara Dotz (Field Ready), Ramesh Raskar (MIT Medial Labs)

CurtisSasaki (Samsung Strategy and Innovation Center), Helen Greiner (CyPhy Works), Emilliano Kargieman (Core Security Technologies), Me, Ashley Dara Dotz (Field Ready), Ramesh Raskar (MIT Medial Labs)

Business of Esports Summit  (May 2016; Downtown Los Angeles)

A debrief on my investment in a Minor League Pro Gaming Team - Team Ember

Experiential Technology and NeuroGaming Conference and Expo: (May 17-18 2016; San Francisco)

Discussion of investment trends and market drivers across digital therapeutics, validated neurowellness, accelerated learning and experiential entertainment markets. 

Additional Press here

Digital Hollywood: (May 5, 2016; Los Angeles)

LA Games Conference (April 2016; W Hotel, Los Angeles)

Discussion about professional E-Sports

Mike Vorhaus (Magid Advisors), Clinton Foy (Crosscut Ventures), Me

Mike Vorhaus (Magid Advisors), Clinton Foy (Crosscut Ventures), Me

Silicon Valley VR (April 2016; Silicon Valley)

Discussing investment trends in Virtual Reality in 2016

Additional Press Coverage here

Jeff Wasson (Boost VC), Marco Di Miroz (The VR Fund), Jim Scheinman (Maven Ventures), Me, Amitt Mahajam (Presence Capital)

Jeff Wasson (Boost VC), Marco Di Miroz (The VR Fund), Jim Scheinman (Maven Ventures), Me, Amitt Mahajam (Presence Capital)

China's Global Innovator Conference (April 2016; Beijing, China) 

Audience of 1000 people in the room alongside global head of Shanda Group; Nerve- wracking that whole thing was in Chinese and I had to wait for translation before answering!

Panel: Me, Wenyu Qiu (Shanda Group) , Allen Foo (UCCVR), Quanling Zhang (Ziniu Fund)

Panel: Me, Wenyu Qiu (Shanda Group) , Allen Foo (UCCVR), Quanling Zhang (Ziniu Fund)

GDC 2016: (March 14-18, 2016; San Francisco)

Additional Press here

Nexus USA Summit at the White House (January 13-16, 2016; Washington D.C.)

Joining discussion on Virtual Reality and Philanthropy

Me, Clint Misamore (Milken Institute)

Me, Clint Misamore (Milken Institute)

VRX, Virtual Reality Intelligence  (December 2015; San Francisco)

Paris Games Conference, (November 2015)

Additional Press here

Game Connection Europe: (October 30, 2015; Paris, France)

Additional Press here

European Game Booster: (October 29, 2015; Paris, France)

Digital Hollywood: (October 21, 2015; Los Angeles)

Siemer Summit: (October 14, 2015; Beverly Hills, California)

Mobile Gaming USA: (June 10-11, 2015; San Francisco)

Additional Press here

Gamesbeat 2015: (May 2015; San Francisco)

Additional Press here

Asia Pacific Entertainment Finance Forum (November 18-20, 2015; Hawaii)

Additional Press here and here

Game Monetization Conference: (December 4-5, 2014;  San Francisco)

The Startup Conference: (May 14, 2014; Redwood City, California)

VentureScape 2014: (May 13, 2014; San Francisco)

Young VC Deep Dive Panel

NeuroGaming Conference and Expo: (May 7-8, 2014; San Francisco)

Digital Entertainment World: (February 18-20, 2014; Los Angeles, California)