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Kevin Wall

Kevin Wall is an Emmy Award-winning producer, digital entrepreneur, environmental activist and technology investor.

As founder and CEO of Control Room, which produces and distributes live music concerts across Internet, radio, television, and mobile phones, platforms, Wall pioneered the platform-agnostic digital media model making entertainment content available on all mediums and devices. Control Room has delivered more than 100 shows since 2005, featuring international superstars such as Madonna, Jay-Z, Rihanna, and more, across a variety of networks and platforms around the world. Wall expanded Control Room’s producer credits to include specialized iconic events – The 2010 FIFA World Cup Opening Concert Celebration, the 2009 Green Inaugural Ball hosted by former U.S. Vice President Al Gore, and Live Earth 2007: Concerts for a Climate in Crisis featuring multi-artist performances, integrated messaging, and massive global media architecture. He has added brand integration to Control Room’s arsenal of entertainment expertise through creation of events such as Nokia New Year’s Eve and Macy’s Passport which associates and integrates well-known brands with music events and artists that better reach their consumers.

In 2007, Kevin Wall founded his passion project, Live Earth. Inspired by the former U.S. Vice President, Al Gore, and his Oscar-winning documentary An Inconvenient Truth, Wall conceived and executed a groundbreaking musical event that sought to deliver an urgent yet hopeful call to action on climate change. The 2007 Live Earth concerts were held on seven continents, over the course of 24-hours, featuring over 150 headlining artists, and through his signature massive media architecture reached nearly two billion people on the planet with a message for change. Wall has grown Live Earth into a dynamic organization dedicated to the creation of engaging entertainment events and media content aimed at raising awareness for the challenges and solutions associated with climate change.

Wall is an early investor in numerous starups, including Facebook, Inc., Intent.com, Zumbox, Inc., Omaze, and Bread Labs, Inc. and is a general partner of Craton Equity Partners, a $200 million green tech private equity fund.

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Company Date Round Size Participants
Omaze 7/2012Angel$1M3
ybuy 1/2012Seed$750k2
nprogress 12/2011Seed$1.7M7
Bread 2/2011Venture Round$1M8

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  1. Omaze Raises $1 Million So Regular People Can Experience Once-In-A-Lifetime Opportunities For $5 (businessinsider.com) [edit]
  2. Try-Before-You-Buy Gadget Site YBUY Launches With $750K In Funding (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  3. nProgress Raises over $1.7M in Angel Funding (finsmes.com) [edit]
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