Splash Talks

1528

Watch: MC Hammer on technology and startups

At Splash Oakland, investor Erik Moore sits down with the rap artist-entrepreneur

Innovation series by Kristin Karaoglu
June 25, 2014 | Comments
Short URL: http://vator.tv/n/37b6

Erik Moore, Founder of Oakland-based venture firm Base VC, sat down with serial entrepreneur and entertainer MC Hammer for a Fireside Chat at Splash Oakland. Hammer touched on his most recent venture: 140Energy, a cleantech startup and shared his thoughts on why the Oakland national narrative is way off, and how it's just a matter of time before the capital shows up and the startups flourish.

“People follow the money," said Hammer, after Moore asked him why the tech scene hasn't blossomed in Oakland. "There’s going to be an entrepreneur who comes to Oakland who’s going to move the needle. There’ll be apps built around that company.” 

Save the Date: Splash LA is Oct. 2 in Santa Monica. Keynotes include Jessica Alba and Brian Lee, Founders of The Honest Company. Register here.

Thanks to our Vator Splash Oakland video sponsor, Oakland Forward and Bryan Parker, Oakland Mayoral candidate.


Related companies, investors and entrepreneurs

Bio: founder & managing director @ base ventures: Smack dab in the middle of the booming Bay Area tech scene, with Zappos.com entrepreneur...
2669
MC Hammer
CEO,
Alchemist Management
Bio: Three-time Grammy Award-winner MC Hammer serves as the CEO of Alchemist Management. Through his leadership of the firm, Hammer will crea...

Related news


blog comments powered by Disqus

Featured Stories

Other episodes of this series

TubeMogul's Brett Wilson on the trouble...

16814

Splash Talks

by Mitos Suson
Founder & CEO gives keynote at TubeMogul University Tahoe 2015

Video: Science's Peter Pham on how to win a...

16657

Splash Talks

by Mitos Suson
At Vator Splash LA, Pham talks about why entrepreneurs select one investor over another

Video: Vator's Ezra Roizen on the Vator...

16658

Splash Talks

by Mitos Suson
At Vator Splash LA, Roizen shares how Vator backs and selects its startups

Video: Sky Media's Hilary Perchard on...

16656

Splash Talks

by Mitos Suson
At Vator Splash LA, Perchard talks about why strategic investors are good partners

Video: Arena Ventures' Paige Craig on...

16655

Splash Talks

by Mitos Suson
At Vator Splash LA, Craig talks about how crowdfunding is evolving