technology business in the consumer internet or media space, including sports and entertainment verticals, with enterprise values of approximately $500 million to $2.5 billion. In particular, we shall focus on disruptive, high growth companies with a global ambition that take advantage of: (a) the rise of new consumer behaviors driven by the internet or new technologies, or (b) paradigm shifts in media, sports and entertainment that give rise to disruptive new entrants here to stay for the coming decades.
During Mr. Hong’s 11 years at the company, Turner Sports presented premium sporting events including NBA, the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship (March Madness), MLB, NASCAR, the PGA Championship, the Open Championship, ELEAGUE professional esports, and UEFA Champions League across TNT, TBS and truTV. Mr. Hong oversaw the management of various sports businesses including Bleacher Report, NBA TV, NBA Digital, NCAA Digital and March Madness Live, SI Digital, NASCAR.com, PGATOUR.com, PGA.com, and GOLF.com.
original and current NCAA rights agreements, the current renewal of Turner’s partnership with the NBA, the acquisition of Bleacher Report, and the acquisition of UEFA Champions League rights.
multi-billion dollar partnership with, and equity stake in, Google
previously served on the board of directors of iStreamPlanet, and as a board observer of FanDuel
Ms. Vescio is the Vice President & Global Head of Business Development at Uber Technologies Inc. She is widely respected veteran in entertainment, digital media and consumer internet. partnered with IBM to create ESPN’s first “fan” big data strategy in order to help the marketing team acquire and retain new audiences. Lastly, as part of a “best available screen” strategy, Ms. Vescio structured a mobile/TV advertising partnership with Samsung.Head of Global Strategy and Business Development at eBay and PayPal managing over $600 million in Global Merchandise
Teddy Zee, Director Nominee
Mr. Zee is a film & television producer with over thirty years of experience in Hollywood best known for such films as Pursuit of Happyness, Hitch & Charlie’s Angels. He has built an active global advisory and consulting practice across media and technology. He served as EVP at Columbia Pictures, SVP at Paramount Pictures, President of Sony-based Overbrook Films, and President of Fox-based Davis Entertainment.
Mr. Zee is Advisor to Vizio, a leading HDTV maker and innovator in data and advertising around smart TVs; Ford Models, the iconic 75-year old global modeling agency; Tapas Media, a platform for creators of bite-sized comics and web-stories; PureForm Global, a biotech company that synthesizes CBD from oils in orange peels; Tarsus Entertainment, which delivers government approved video games through IPTV and OTT in China; Watcha, a Korean streaming and data/analytics venture; Kooding, an e-commerce fashion and beauty platform; Pickit, the digital collectibles marketplace platform serving KPOP fans; SparkLabs Songdo, an accelerator focused on IoT; and ParagonOne, a platform that manages internships for enterprises.
Mr. Zee has spent a number of years cultivating trans-Pacific relationships and advised many Asian companies about entry into the US. Additionally, he is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, and Producers Guild of America.
Kenneth Ng, Senior Adviso rpresident and chief executive officer of Malacca Straits Acquisition Company Limited (Nasdaq: MLAC) and senior advisor of Bridgetown Holdings Limited (Nasdaq: BTWNTPG Capital Asia.
Katie Soo, Advisorge of roles which has led her to spearhead the marketing efforts for Warner Brothers Digital and also for the DC Universe. As senior vice president of marketing, Ms. Soo is responsible for overseeing marketing across the Warner Brothers Digital Networks (WBDN) portfolio Prior to Hulu, Ms. Soo was an early hire at Dollar Shave Club where she served as head of social and created the startup’s marketing roadmap. Partner Advisory board of Pinterest.