Vasu Kulkarni
Managing Partner, Courtside Ventures

Vasu Kulkarni is managing partner of Courtside Ventures, an early stage venture fund focussed on investing in companies at the intersection of sports, media and technology.

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Deepen Parikh
Partner, Courtside Ventures

Deepen is a Partner at Courtside Ventures, which is an early-stage VC fund, backed by Dan Gilbert (Cleveland Cavaliers) and WPP. They focus on investing in technology companies across the sports, media and gaming verticals. At Courtside, he led several of the firm’s investments, among which include Beam (sold to Microsoft), The Athletic and FanAI.

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Giampiero Rinaudo
Chief Executive Officer, Deltatre

Giampiero Rinaudo is the Chief Executive Officer of Deltatre, which he co-founded in 1986. For the last three-plus decades he has been a driving force behind its emergence as one of the world’s most influential and innovative sports media and technology companies.

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Brian Gordon
Chief Executive Officer, Engine Shop

Brian Gordon began his career in entertainment representing the likes of Tyra Banks and Cameron Diaz before crossing over to the corporate world leading entertainment marketing and PR programs for companies like Diageo and American Express.

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Chris Handy
President, Engine Shop

Christopher Handy joined Gordon at MMG in 2010 bringing a “360 perspective” to creating strategic experiential marketing programs for its clients. He has worked with global companies, professional teams, major venues, national sports associations, and iconic athletes to achieve their marketing objectives through joint ventures, events, celebrity endorsement and media-focused branding.

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John Collins
Chief Executive Officer, On Location Experiences

John Collins joined On Location Experiences in December 2015 as Chief Executive Officer. Collins has overseen the company’s expansion from a $35M, four person, single event entity (formerly NFL On Location) to one now boasting over $600M in annual revenues across 150 rights holder partnerships and 550 employees across 10 offices

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Sam Jones
Chief Executive Officer, Overtier

Sam Jones is the CEO of Overtier, the groundbreaking venture formed by Bruin Sports Capital to build and operate next-generation multiplatform streaming services globally. He joined Overtier after 20 years of highly profitable, award-winning, consumer enterprises for Warner Music Group, Perform Group, Telegraph Media and Bauer Media as well as fast growth US and European start-ups Kyte and LoveLive.

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