Snoop Dogg and Additional Influencers Join Sound Ventures at SXSW
Sound Ventures, a venture capital firm founded by Ashton Kutcher and Guy Oseary, announced new judges for PerfectPitch, the firm's $100,000 pitch competition to be held at SXSW for early-stage entrepreneurs.
New to the judge roster are actor Matthew McConaughey; Marc Benioff, Chairman and CEO of Salesforce; Melody McCloskey, CEO of StyleSeat; and Gary Vaynerchuk, founder of VaynerMedia, who will join Kutcher and Oseary. PerfectPitch will be held Saturday, March 10, 2018, 3:30 p.m. - 4:40 p.m., at the Hotel Van Zandt in Austin, Texas, and is open to anyone with a SXSW pass.
PerfectPitch will feature five early-stage technology entrepreneurs selected from hundreds of applications to present their idea. The panel of judges will select one winner, who will be announced at the event and awarded $100,000. Salesforce, Forbes, and Cisco are lending support to PerfectPitch.
"We are thrilled to give entrepreneurs the stage to build awareness for their companies during one of the biggest tech events of the year," said Ashton Kutcher, Founding Partner of Sound Ventures. "Our Sound team is eager to invest in the best and brightest minds driving innovation in tech and changing the world for the better. We are grateful to our esteemed judges for participating."
Also announced today is the "The Party", presented by Sound Ventures, in partnership with Salesforce — with a DJ set performance by Snoop Dogg. The invite-only annual SXSW party will take place March 10th. Sponsorship support includes Audi, Michelob ULTRA Pure Gold, and Sugarfina.
About Sound Ventures
Sound Ventures is an Los Angeles, California-based venture capital firm that invests in exceptional entrepreneurs. Since its founding in early 2015, Sound Ventures has invested in a wide range of technology companies — from enterprise to consumer, early stage to growth. Sound Ventures brings a unique and differentiated network to the venture community: artists, marketers, innovators, and public-sector thought-leaders. Its portfolio includes Gusto, Neighborly, and Hooked, among others.