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Draper Fisher Jurvetson to speak on People Discovery in San Francisco

Xander Mahony, Investment Professional at Draper Fisher Jurvetson will speak on a panel concerning people discovery at next weeks Social Discovery Conference in San Francisco.


New York,NY--Ticonderoga Ventures, Inc. announces that Draper Fisher Jurvetson will be speaking at the conference on August 6-7, 2012 in San Francisco.

Xander Mahony, Investment Professional at Draper Fisher Jurvetson will speak on a panel concerning people discovery.  Joining him are senior executives from, MeetMe, Tagged, The San Francisco Business Times and others.  Xander brings experience gained working on an online music discovery startup, and will explore the ideas of data mining vs. social recommendations, and passive vs. active discovery.  He is also interested in the process of translating discovery into monetizable tractions.
Social discovery is now a leading trend in both social media and social networking.  Users join a specific community based on an interest and discover new people, places and things. Social discovery sites are experiencing higher levels of growth than traditional social networking models. Some examples of social discovery sites include Pinterest, TheFancy, Tumblr, Highlight and
Social discovery sites are extremely well positioned to promote products and services.  Through the mirroring the conditions of human search, users are introduced to products and services through their social connection likes and recommendations.  This suggests a higher level of performance in terms of conversion and sales, something a traditional social network generally lacks.
About Draper Fisher Jurvetson
Draper Fisher Jurvetson (“DFJ”) backs extraordinary entrepreneurs everywhere who set out to change the world. DFJ achieves its mission through its DFJ Global Network of Partner Funds. Together, DFJ and the Network manage over $6B and have made more than 600 investments on four continents. With a 24-year history of success across diverse sectors and market conditions, DFJ has led the way investing in emerging technologies, from the Internet and life sciences to clean energy and nanotechnology. DFJ has been proud to back over 500 companies across many sectors including such industry changing successes such as Hotmail (acquired by MSFT), Baidu (BIDU), Skype (acquired by EBAY), United Online (UNTD), Overture (acquired by YHOO), Athenahealth (ATHN), EnerNOC (ENOC), TicketsNow (acquired by TicketMaster), Feedburner (acquired by Google), Interwoven (IWOV), Four11 (acquired by YHOO), Parametric (PMTC), and Digidesign (acquired by AVID). The DFJ Network includes DFJ, DFJ Athena, DFJ Dragon, DFJ Esprit, DFJ FIR, DFJ Frontier, DFJ Gotham, DFJ Growth, DFJ InCube, DFJ Mercury, DFJ Portage, DFJ Tamir Fishman, Draper Triangle, DFJ Vina, DFJ-VTB Aurora, Element Partners, and Epic Ventures.
About the Social Discovery Conference
The Social Discovery Conference is a two day business summit that covers trends, technology, business models, investment and networking.   Attendees include CEOs and senior management from social discovery, venture capital, social media, mobile development, ecommerce, entertainment, online marketing, social networking, and others.
For more information, please visit the website  http://SocialDiscovery.ORG  or contact:
Ticonderoga Ventures, Inc.
Tel:            USA +1 (212) 722-1744 ext 83
Twitter:     @Social_Discover
Mark Brooks, Courtland Brooks
Tel: USA +1 (212) 444-1636         
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