About AO

About AlwaysOn
AlwaysOn is the leading business media brand connecting and informing the entrepreneurial community in the Global Silicon Valley. AlwaysOn serves its members by producing intimate executive Innovation Summits for industry insiders in key forward-thinking technology centers around the globe and connecting them daily on a powerful online media network (www.aonetwork.com).* AlwaysOn editorial and event programming covers the booming areas of digital media and entertainment, ondemand and cloud computing, mobile technology, and greentech.

AlwaysOn editors and producers know that to stay competitive, its members must be the first to find out about new company formations, what sectors and companies investors are betting on, and what innovations are disrupting the marketplace and gaining economic traction. AlwaysOn also understands that building a network of support from key industry influencers is one of the primary indicators for success. As Mike Moritz, CEO of Sequoia Capital, observes, “Who you know, what you know, and when you know it is the currency of the Global Silicon Valley.” AlwaysOn’s commitment to each of its members is to be a reliable source of that currency.

The AlwaysOn World Tour
The AlwaysOn’s World Tour in 2013 includes, OnMedia (New York City), AO Australia (Sydney, Australia), OnDemand (Palo Alto, CA), OnMobile (Redwood City, CA), Silicon Valley Innovation Summit (Silicon Valley, CA), GoingGreen Silicon Valley (San Francisco, CA), OnHollywood (Santa Monica, CA), Venture Summit East (Cambridge, MA), and Venture Summit Silicon Valley (Half Moon Bay, CA). Since its founding in 2003, AlwaysOn gatherings have featured dozens of break-out companies before they became household names, including, Pixar, Google, Salesforce.com, Skype, MySQL, YouTube, Tesla, Facebook, and Twitter. An independent survey by The 451 Group shows that 33% of the companies named to AlwaysOn’s Top Private Company Lists during the last ten years have either gone public or have been bought at twice the multiple of the average exit.

The AlwaysOn Network (www.aonetwork.com)
AlwaysOn helped ignite the social media revolution in early 2003, when it launched the industry’s first “blog network” that aggregated the blog posts of the innovation industry’s top thought leaders, such as Tim Draper, Marc Cuban, Fred Wilson, and Bill Gurley. AlwaysOn became the first media brand to both socially network its online readers and webcast its events globally over the Internet, allowing an open and projected chat on big screens throughout each event. AlwaysOn is launching a completely new online media and social network in mid-2013 with substantially enhanced social networking and social data recommendations and analytics.

The AlwaysOn network and live event series will continue to lead the industry by empowering its readers, event participants, sponsors, bloggers, and advertisers like no other media brand.

The Editors—Pitch Us For Event Speaker and Guest Blogging Opportunities
Tony Perkins, Founder & Editor, [email protected]

For Advertising, Sponsorship, and CEO Showcase Information Contact:
Shannon Calvin, East Coast, [email protected], 954-663-2086
Grant Gunderson, West Coast, [email protected], 916-217-0427

For Event Ticket Reservations and Group Rates Contact:
John Schwartz, AlwaysOn Concierge, [email protected], 310-721-9451

For Media, Affiliate and Non-Profit Partnerships Contact:
[email protected]

For Volunteer Information Contact:
[email protected]

For any other information about AlwaysOn Contact:
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AlwaysOn Testimonials

“I blog for AlwaysOn because I know that what I express is going to get in front of the people in the Global Silicon Valley that matter. I know they are reading because they are sure to let me know when every post goes up on the AlwaysOn network.”
—Tim Draper, Founder and Managing Director, Draper Fisher Jurvetson

“Whenever AlwaysOn publishes one of its Top Private Companies Lists, we devour it—we look to these lists as a barometer of how well we are staying on top of the most innovative companies in Silicon Valley.”
—Dan’l Lewin, Senior Vice President, Microsoft

“We raised $20 million at OnMedia NYC from top-tier VCs—I would say that was a pretty incredible ROI for a $7,500 CEO Showcase.”
—Frank Addante, CEO, The Rubicon Project

“The innovation industries are rapidly going global. In five years, more than 50% of venture capital returns will come from markets outside the United States, including China, India, Brazil, and Australia, and AlwaysOn events are on top of these trends.”
—Jim Breyer, Managing Partner, Accel Partners

“AlwaysOn defines an entirely new approach to online media. The online network has become the bellwether for a new form of journalism that the company’s founders call ‘open-source media.’”
—David Kirkpatrick, writer, Fortune Magazine, author, The Facebook Effect

“The innovation industries are now driving the global economy. Most of the new explosive companies will be spin out of the Global Silicon Valley as has been the case since the Internet went commercial.”
—John Doerr, Managing Partner, KPCB

“AlwaysOn is one of the only media brands that brings together big technology executives, venture-back entrepreneurs, VCs, and private equity players to discuss and debate their current and future strategic and tactical issues and, invariably, cut deals online and with each other out in the hallway of these world-class events.”
—Al Dellatre, Global Managing Director, Accenture

“AlwaysOn top companies have created more than $40 billion dollars in M&A transactions since 2003.”
—Tim Miller, Managing Partner, The 451 Group

“We presented at OnMedia 2009, and Nokia approached us right after our session and invested $5 million, becoming a major strategic industry partner for Rocket Fuel.”
—George John, CEO, Rocket Fuel

“AlwaysOn continues to inspire more dialogue within the media industry about its digital future and connect the key players building the bridges between the advertising, entertainment world and Silicon Valley.”
—Albert Cheng, Executive Vice President, Digital Media, Disney-ABC Television Group

“AlwaysOn is a major driver of the very revolution it blogs about every day—the open-media revolution—a place where readers can stand up and have their say, and the most innovative and forward-thinking ideas have the best chance of rising to the top. The AO vision of open, more personalized media fits poetically with our brand bet that the computer is getting personal again.”
—Satjiv Chahil, Chief Marketing Office, HP

“The fact that AlwaysOn named Quigo ‘Company of the Year’ in 2007 probably doubled our $400 million sales price to AOL—and you can quote me on that!”
—Bob Davis, General Industry Partners, Highland Capital Industry Partners

“We raised our Series A at AlwaysOn’s Stanford Summit from Mayfield—a first rate VC firm!”
—Adam Miller, CEO, Cornerstone OnDemand

Testimonials On New AlwaysOn Media Network*
“The predictive power of AlwaysOn’s new network alone represents a billion dollar idea. Every hedge fund manager, VC partner, institutional, and corporate investor must buy a seat on AO to be competitive.”
—Michael Moe, CEO and Chief Investment Officer, GSV Capital

“Like an Apple product, AlwaysOn is designed to be simple, natural, and obvious, with the goal of delighting the customer.”
—Roger Black, AOX Art Director and UI Design

“The AlwaysOn network is designed to make it trivially easy for people to contribute and connect. And those who share data get data back that is personal and empowering.”
—Andreas Weigend, Director, Stanford Social Data Labs, former Chief Scientist, Amazon

* AlwaysOn is launching a completely new online media and social network in mid-2013.

AlwaysOn Guest BloggersThought Leaders from Industry
A third of the content on AlwaysOn comes from a powerful mix of more than 200 guest bloggers, representing the best and brightest entrepreneurs and investors in the Global Silicon Valley. A sample selection of the AlwaysOn guest blogger follows:
Bill Gurley, Partner, Benchmark Capital
Tim Draper, Founder and Managing Director, Draper Fisher Jurvetson
Fred Wilson, Partner, Union Square Ventures
Mark Cuban, Chairman, HDNet and Owner of the Dallas Mavericks
Marc Benioff, Founder and CEO, Salesforce.com
Steve Blank, serial entrepreneur and professor, Stanford University
Joe Schoendorf, Partner, Accel Partners
Paul Deninger, Vice Chairman, Jefferies & Company
William Sahlman, Venture Capital Professor, Harvard Business School
Dave McClure, Founding Partner, 500 Startups
Mark Suster, Partner, GRP Partners
Jeff Bussgang, Partner, Flybridge Capital Partners
Bijan Sabet, Partner, Spark Capital
Greg Gretsch, Partner, Sigma Partners
Rob Go, Co-Founder, NextView Ventures
Paul Kedrosky, Financial Blogger and CNBC Commentator