Making an international breakthrough in the electronic dance music scene is a sport mastered by the privileged few. Despite the odds, the Swedish DJ Avicii has reached global stardom with the launch of crowd-pleasers such as “Levels”, “Wake Me Up”, “You Make Me”, and “Hey Brother”. At Slush, the man behind the electronic supernova, Manager Ash Pournouri, discloses how to create a star and build hype in the modern era of Spotify, YouTube, and Facebook.
Founded in 2013, Soundtrack Your Brand is a music entertainment startup with the goal of changing how digitally distributed music is used by brands and businesses around the world. Having established a global partnership with Spotify, the company has what it takes to integrate legal music streaming into enterprise context. At Slush, Chairman and Founder Andreas Liffgarden talks about taking Spotify to the untapped enterprise market, derived from the genuine desire to support artists.
Bill Bradford is a serial entrepreneur with an incredible talent of spotting emerging trends in the music market and turning bold ideas into global sensations. Having founded a startup that would later become Google Music after a successful sale, Bill has raised a total of over $50 million for his subsequent ventures to date. Currently serving as the Chief Growth Officer at Smule, Bill is at the forefront of creating social music experiences as a part of the global music app movement. At Slush, Bill will take the stage to shed light on his entrepreneurial journey filled with guts and guile.
Fred Davis is a globally acknowledged attorney and business adviser specialized in the entertainment industry. Currently Partner at Raine Group, a global merchant bank focused exclusively on the digital, entertainment, and lifestyle sectors, Fred prominently advises clients ranging from global conglomerates to Silicon Valley startups. Prior to joining Raine, Fred worked with companies such as Spotify, Supercell, YouTube, Last.FM, and Buddy Media. At Slush, Fred will talk about his experiences of leading multimillion investment rounds with leading entertainment companies.
There has been growing interest in investing in emerging markets, especially in Southeast Asia. Our speakers, Kay-Mok Ku (Gobi), Soo Boon Koh (I-Globe), Kaspar Hadiyat (Koro Partners) were joined by Jorel Chan, who is the head of Investment Operations for Slush. Their discussion ranged from: personal insights, their experiences, as well as how Southeast Asia has […]
I am my Rival who Drives me Chika Terada, the co-founder and CEO of Sansan kicked off his speech proposing to disclose his own stories. Last year, he tried to come up with a profound lecture. But then he realized, he’s not in a position to lecture. This year, he told the audience that instead, […]
The day 1 at Dialogue Stage was a success. With having engaging speakers and the smooth-as-ever facilitation, some talks had really sought the core aspects of the entrepreneur mindset. Here, we will address three out of the seven dialogues. Cross Border Business Strategy: How to build your own brand in this society? Welcoming Techstars as […]
A dream isn’t something that is final, it’s something that should constantly be updated and thoroughly thought about with the aim to achieve it. Miku Hirano is the founder and CEO of Cinnamon, a company that is dedicated to “remove all unnecessary work from the world by using AI.” At a glance, Miku seems to […]
The winner of Slush Tokyo pitching contest has been announced – congrats, Clarity K.K.! Their matchmaking platform helps women who are returning to the realm of work after having kids. The work-life balance for women in Japan is a tricky issue, and Clarity K.K. tackles the challenges of traditional work arrangements by enabling women to identify the […]
Helen Tung, Emergent Tech advisor and MINERVA fellow at the EU, moderated the conversation between Takahiro Nakamura (Director and COO at ispace) and Kazuo Ishigame (Co-founder and COO at Infostellars) on how to make it in space. Welcome to the space age. These two will be your guides. Ispace aims to develop spacecraft technology to extend […]
Yat Siu is the founder and CEO of Outblaze , an award-winning digital services company specializing in things such as gaming, cloud, AI, and smartphone software. He sold Outblaze’s services to IBM ten years ago, pivoting the company to digital entertainment services. Siu is a bit of a tech legend, according to many: the online […]
Slush Tokyo 2019 Pitch Contest Semi-finalists Announced! It has been a great turn out at the Pitching Stage at this year’s Slush Tokyo. 40 contestants pitched in today’s contest. Not surprisingly, even greater ideas and concepts were presented in front of an eager and curious audience and judges. Contestants’ ideas and talks were diverse: from […]
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