The Changing Media Landscape
A pioneer and innovator in TV and digital media, Anthony Wood is the Founder and CEO of Roku, a name that means "six" in Japanese to represent his sixth company. In the early days of Roku, Anthony also served as the vice president of Internet TV at Netflix, where he developed what is known today as the Roku streaming player, originally designed as the original video player for Netflix. Prior to Roku, Anthony invented the digital video recorder (DVR) and founded ReplayTV, where he served as President and CEO before the company's acquisition and subsequent sale to DirecTV. Before ReplayTV, Anthony was co-Founder and CEO of iBand, Inc., an Internet software company sold to Macromedia in 1996. The code base developed by Anthony at iBand became a central part of the original core code of Macromedia now known as Adobe Dreamweaver. After selling iBand, Anthony became the vice president of Internet Authoring at Macromedia. Earlier in his career, Anthony was Founder and CEO of SunRize Industries, a supplier of hardware and software tools for non-linear audio recording and editing. Anthony holds a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from Texas A&M University.
Nick Weidenfeld is an Emmy Award-winning producer who joined VICELAND after seven years as Head of Development for Adult Swim, where he oversaw such acclaimed shows as the Peabody Award winning animated series “The Boondocks,” as well as “Children’s Hospital” “Robot Chicken” and “Loiter Squad.”
He serves as President of Programming for the youth oriented network, overseeing developing and current programming.
After his stint at Adult Swim, Weidenfeld was tapped by then FOX President, Kevin Reilly to create ADHD Studios, which produced content for both FOX and FX.
A native of Washington DC, Weidenfeld attended Columbia University and splits his time between L.A. and New York with his wife and son.
Matt Mazzeo is Managing Director of Lowercase Capital. He and his partner Chris Sacca find, back, and support early stage teams across the startup landscape. They invest across almost every segment. A few of their more recent investments are Handshake, Mark43, Dubsmash, Medium, Makespace, Tala, Digital Genius, Slack, and Next Games in addition to the teams at Uber, Stripe, Twitter, Instagram, and Docker.
Before Lowercase, he was an agent at Creative Artists Agency, helping clients at one of the largest entertainment and sports agencies build businesses in tech. Matt is a die hard LA Kings and Lakers fan, and part time LA sushi tour guide.