The First Annual Unicorn Quest

What does it take to grow a startup into a company worth $1B? 

Who are the next SoCal unicorns? 

Meet SoCal’s billion-dollar startups from today and the future. The Unicorn Quest celebrates the ambition and massive successes of SoCal’s innovation ecosystem as told by the founders and investors themselves. Plus you will meet high-flying startups on a trajectory to unicorn status and the potential for meaningful impact on the SoCal ecosystem.

The Alliance utilizes its unparalleled network to bring together the top professionals in SoCal to network and forge high value relationships, so don’t miss out on this exclusive opportunity. Seats are limited.

You’ll see…

  • A panel discussion featuring investors and founders who have built and run unicorns
  • SoCal startups who will demonstrate how they’re building a scalable company with moonshot potential

Why You Should Attend

  • Gain invaluable insights from some of the best in the game–see how they did it and how you can too
  • Meet startup founders and CEOs with ambitious vision and battle-tested experience
  • Cocktail reception in a very cool architectural space with amazing views of DTLA (had you at cocktails, right?)


Agenda and Speaker Lineup

4:00 pm - Attendee Check-in + Refreshments


4:30 pm - Welcome

Lew Horne, CBRE Divisional President, Southern

California, Arizona, and Hawaii


4:40 pm - Panel Discussion: “Thinking Big: What it Takes to Become a Unicorn”

Adam Miller – Founder + CEO, Cornerstone OnDemand

Hemi Zucker – Managing Principal, OCV Partners and    Co-Founder & CEO (former), j2 Global 

Chang Xu  Principal, Upfront Ventures

Jonathan Shieber, Editor, TechCrunch (moderator)

[Additional Panelists Will Be Announced Soon]


5:30 pm - Emerging Unicorn Showcase + Q&A

Who will be SoCal’s next Unicorn? Presenting…

GumGum – Ophir Tanz, Founder + CEO

Openpath – Alex Kazerani, Founder + CEO

Seismic – Douglas Winter, Founder + CEO

Inspire – Patrick Maloney, Founder + CEO


6:30 pm - Hosted Cocktail Reception


Purchase Tickets HERE

20% off with code: InnoLA20Off








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November 15, 2018 at 4:00pm - 8pm
CBRE Headquarters
400 S Hope St
25th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90071
United States
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