This week on TechCrunch TV’s Ask A VC show, we have Canaan Partners Maha Ibrahim and Lightbank partner Paul Lee in the studio. As you may remember, you can submit questions for our guests either in the comments or here and we’ll ask them during the show.
Ibrahim invests in cloud, social gaming and digital media companies for Canaan. Her past investments include PicksPal (acquired by Liberty Media), Kabam, and Koolbit. She’s also been investing in enterprise companies, including Virsto (acquired by VMware), XDN (acquired by Fortinet) and SenSage (acquired by KEYW Corporation), provider of log management and security information management systems.
We’re curious to hear Ibrahim’s thoughts on the future of social gaming, and whether there is still a real opportunity for growth in mobile.
Lee, who is based in Chicago, joined Lightbank as a Partner in February 2011. At Lightbank, Lee led the firm’s investments in BabbaCo, Beachmint, Cleversense (acquired by Google), Contently, DoubleDutch, ElaCarte, EventUp, Needle, OnSwipe, SkyVu Entertainment, and Udemy.
Previously, Lee was Managing Director and Group Head of Digital at Playboy Enterprises and was a founding Partner and Senior Vice President at the Peacock Equity Fund, a joint venture between NBC Universal and GE Capital. Lee has invested in both companies in Silicon Valley and outside of the Bay Area, in Chicago, LA and New York; so we’re curious to hear his thoughts on where the next crop of interesting startups are rising up from, what the barriers these startups face.
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