Scott Levine

Scott Levine

Managing Director, Time Warner Investments

Location
Greater New York City Area
Industry
Online Media

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Scott Levine's Summary

Digital media investor in NYC, with 15+ years of experience across Venture Capital (currently at Time Warner Investments), Private Equity (General Atlantic), Corporate Development (Sony Music), and 3 digital media startups (product management and business development roles).

Scott received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University, and his MBA from Columbia University.

Scott Levine's Experience

Managing Director, Time Warner Investments

Time Warner Inc.

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; TWX; Entertainment industry

2011Present (3 years) Greater New York City Area

Source, evaluate and execute venture investments in early-stage media and technology companies, focusing in areas strategic to Time Warner, including ad-tech, online video, mobile & games.

Have led and/or actively participate in the following investments: Maker Studios (YouTube MCN, sold to Disney), Epoxy (tools for social video sharing and engagement), Krux (Data Management Platform), Adaptly (social media ad buying platform), Conviva (video streaming optimization) and Gaia Online (mobile game developer & social network).

http://www.timewarnerinvestments.com

SVP, Business Development

myYearbook.com

Privately Held; 51-200 employees; Internet industry

January 2010July 2011 (1 year 7 months) New York City

Managed all business development and corporate development activities for the social networking company.
* Co-led the negotiation & structuring of the $100mm sale of myYearbook to Quepasa Corp (QPSA)
* Managed mobile strategic planning and M&A initiative, acquiring 5 Android casual games and one mobile social infrastructure provider.
* Launched new online gaming platform on myYearbook.com. Sourced, negotiated and closed partnerships with 7 gaming companies, including Gameloft, OMGPOP, Viximo, HeyZap and Lexulous.

SVP, Corporate Development

Sony Music Entertainment

Public Company; 1001-5000 employees; Music industry

April 20072009 (2 years)

Led new digital business opportunities via strategic investments, joint ventures, acquisitions and content licensing. Transactions include:

• Sourced and led the $260mm acquisition of Gracenote, global leader in music / video metadata & services
• Led the formation of a joint venture with another major record label to form an online social music service and back-end infrastructure. Board observer.
• Negotiated one of Sony Music’s largest content licensing deals, with Sony Ericsson & Omnifone, for its mobile music service.
• Led a $1mm venture-round investment in MOG.com. Board observer.

Partnership; 201-500 employees; Financial Services industry

September 2004April 2007 (2 years 8 months)

Evaluated and led private equity technology deals across semiconductor, telecom, software, consumer electronics and digital media sectors. Deal sizes ranged from late-stage venture investments to leveraged buyouts.

VP, Business Development

Verance

Privately Held; 11-50 employees; Computer Software industry

May 2000September 2002 (2 years 5 months)

Negotiated over $2mm of audio/video anti-piracy technology license agreements with top music, film, semiconductor and consumer electronics companies.

Product Manager

Liquid Audio

Public Company; 51-200 employees; LQID; Computer Software industry

19982000 (2 years)

Managed a team to jointly develop and commercialize music software for MP3 portable device companies, including Sony, Toshiba and Sanyo.

Public Company; 1001-5000 employees; DLB; Consumer Electronics industry

June 1995March 1996 (10 months)

Worked on MPEG-AAC (audio compression) research and development.

Audio Engineer

Creative Technology Ltd

Public Company; 1001-5000 employees; CREAF; Consumer Electronics industry

19941994 (less than a year)

Scott Levine's Skills & Expertise

  1. Investments
  2. Mergers
  3. Content Licensing
  4. Mobile
  5. Digital Media
  6. Venture Capital
  7. Corporate Development
  8. Start-ups
  9. Private Equity
  10. Strategic Partnerships
  11. New Business Development
  12. Due Diligence
  13. Entrepreneurship
  14. Digital Distribution
  15. Early Stage
  16. Term Sheets
  17. Technology Investment
  18. Growth Capital

Scott Levine's Education

Stanford University

Ph.D., Electrical Engineering

19931998

Columbia University in the City of New York

BS, Electrical Engineering

19891993

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