Digital and new media in Vancouver: Panel discusses investment trends

New Media is a rapidly growing sector in our local economy. The combined wireless and mobile, video gaming, animation and VFX, web 2.0 and social media, interactive marketing and e-learning sectors include more than 1,300 companies, employ 22,000 people, and generate revenues of approximately $3 billion per year in B.C.

The Vancouver Enterprise Forum (VEF) is hosting an evening with a panel of Canadian and U.S. venture capitalists who invest in the digital media space. They will discuss what they look for when evaluating investment opportunities and give the audience their perspectives and outlook on trends for the sector. 

Danny Robinson of Bootup Labs will moderate the panel, which will include:  Shawn Abbott – partner at iNovia Capital; Steve Hnatiuk – co-founder of Yaletown Ventures: Bill Bryant – venture partner with DFJ Ventures, and other VCs from the west coast of the US.

The VEF is the premier networking forum for technology entrepreneurs. The VEF holds eight events each year – usually on the fourth Tuesday of the month. These events provide attendees with an opportunity to network and learn. The evening involves a feature presenter covers a topic especially relevant to technology entrepreneurs such as financing and CEO war stories. Networking sessions are included before and after the presentation for speakers and attendees to connect with each other.

Pre-registration tickets are $45.00 each, door registration tickets are $50.00, memberships at $200 for a one year period includes admission to our eight events per year.

The event will be held at Vancity Theatre at 1181 Seymour Street.