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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.

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