SAM and Startup Grind LA Host Adam Lilling (Plus Capital & Launchpad LA)!

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Tuesday, December 9th – 6:30-9:30pm
@ General Assembly – Santa Monica

Adam Lilling, Plus Capital & Launchpad LA

Adam Lilling is the Founder and Managing Director at Plus Capital and the Co-Founder of Launchpad LA.  Adam has been an internet entrepreneur since 1994.  He started one of the first internet music and video stores called Pentagon CD’s and Tapes, which sold to Virgin in 1999.  Richard Branson and Virgin Entertainment Group invested in his next company, Pazanga, which took Pentagon’s e-commerce technology and provided e-commerce services worldwide for retailers (including Virgin) until 2002.  In 2004, Adam co-founded BiggerBoat with Barbara De Lury.  Backed by Zone Ventures, Tim Draper and First Round Capital they launched the first vertical search engine for entertainment and then grew it into a 30 million consumer vertical ad network for entertainment.  Over the years BiggerBoat analyzed consumer’s music, movie and tv consumption and have been building/deploying an analytics and ad targeting service for entertainment/media streamed over IP.  Now, Adam is taking time to help other entrepreneurs.  As a director of Launchpad LA, board member of and investor in some of the greatest companies in Los Angeles, Adam still gets to enjoy the world of startups.



Networking and Food


Fireside Chat






Joe Famalette, Minneapolis Chapter Director

Joe Famalette has immersed himself into the entrepreneurial world from a young age. Joe is the founder and CEO of OneMusicPortal, a music platform designed to help emerging artists be discovered.  Joe’s team consists of software engineers working at Microsoft and Success Factors, marketing ambassadors from around the country and a number of talented in-house musicians.  Joe and his team currently create and execute marketing strategies for a number of musicians ranging from Michael Jordan’s violinist to emerging hip hop artists and electronic dance music DJ’s.  Driven and determined, Joe fought through the challenges that every new business leader faces when they set out to change the world.  His journey led him to re-launch Startup Grind’s Minneapolis chapter where he operated as the Director from March 2014 to August 2014.  Now, Joe looks forward to bringing Startup Grind back to Los Angeles and it’s booming community of entrepreneurs.
Email: joe@startupgrind.com | Twitter: @JoeFamalette


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