Chris Ovitz is presenting at LA Tech Summit 2016 on Oct 25, 2016  

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Founder & Co-CEO @
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2 Investments in 1 Company
Gender:
Male
Location:
Venice
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As an entrepreneur with a focus on Business Development, my experience has given me the opportunity to be at the intersection of technology, digital media and entertainment. I recently left Scopely (a fast-growing mobile gaming company) to work on my new start up (details coming soon).

Prior to Scopely, I Co-Founded Viddy, a mobile social video app that quickly grew to 45+ million users within 12 months of launch. At Viddy, I oversaw strategy, marketing, and product partnerships.


Prior to Viddy, I led business development at Ad.ly, an LA-based start-up that connects brands and advertisers with consumers via the social media channels of the most influential artists, athletes and entertainers. From 2005 to 2008, I served as Director of Business Development at Doppelganger, where I secured deals with major media and consumer product brands to populate a music and entertainment-based virtual world for teens. I have also held positions in gaming and entertainment companies, including Activision and Paramount Pictures. 

As an active member of the LA/NY/SF entrepreneur community, I am an advisor and angel investor in several exciting start-ups including Songza, Code.org, Beyond Meat, RadPad, and Quiet.ly as well as established companies such as Box, and Glam Media.

I have been named to the Vanity Fair Next Establishment list, Social Media Week’s Social 25 and have been recognized as one of LA’s up and coming entrepreneurs by Pando Daily.

I received a Bachelor of Arts in History from University of California at Los Angeles and an M.B.A. from the Graziadio School of Business at Pepperdine University.

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Founder & Co-CEO

Jan, 2014 - Current   (over 2 years)
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Led Business Development
2013
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VP of Business Development
2008
2010
MBA Student
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2008
Director of Business Development

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Investments (2)

DateInvested InRoundDetails
Nov, 2013$600k / SeedPersonal Investment
May, 2013$200k / SeedPersonal Investment

Upcoming Event Appearances (1)

LA Tech Summit 2016

October 25, 2016 - October 25, 2016

8:00am - 11:30pm

Fairmont Miramar Hotel, 101 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, California, United States

Meet the hottest companies in Los Angeles and learn what makes “LA Tech” the most innovative technology ecosystem in the nation.

Past Event Appearances (1)

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