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Ashton Kutcher, Guy Oseary, Matthew McConaughey, Gary Vee and More To Judge SXSW Pitch Competition

Ashton Ashton Kutcher, Guy Oseary, Matthew McConaughey, Gary Vee and More To Judge SXSW Pitch Competition

Ahston Kutcher (TechCrunch Disrupt 2013) file photo

SXSW 2018: Ashton Kutcher, Guy Oseary, Matthew McConaughey, Gary Vee, Marc Benioff and Melody McCloskey To Judge Sound Ventures Perfect Pitch at SXSW!

Sound Ventures Ashton Kutcher and Guy Oseary are bringing some of their heaviest hitting buddies to help judge the Sound Ventures Perfect Pitch Competition at the Hotel Van Zandt 605 Davis Street, in Austin Texas on Saturday March 10th from 3:30-4:30pm.

While the celebrity factor at this event is at the level of WOW, all of these folks are deeply involved in startups. We’ve seen and reported on Kutcher from some of his earliest angel investments, to predicting the rise of Bitcoin, to product development at Asus and now onto Sound Ventures.  Guy Oseary is equally versed in startups and early stage investment. McCloskey, Vee (Vaynerchuk) and Benioff are all startup, product and branding rockstars in their own right.

Five early stage startups will be pitching on Saturday from hundreds of applications fielded from across the country.

“We are excited to give entrepreneurs the stage and build awareness for their companies during one of the biggest tech events of the year. Our team is eager to invest in the best and brightest minds driving innovation in tech and changing the world for the better.” Kutcher said.

Sound Ventures has a diverse portfolio across multiple technology spaces. They were the lead investors in Apptopia, Pager (series A), Neighborly (Series A) and Moovit.

They’ve also participated in venture rounds for these startups:

  • Lambda School
  • Cover
  • Acorns
  • Carrot Fertility
  • Zendar
  • Gigster
  • SkySafe
  • Peanut
  • Social Native
  • Augury
  • EquipmentShare
  • wefox Group
  • BlueCrew
  • Crossing Minds
  • NanoNets
  • SentinelOne
  • Trim
  • 8i
  • Civic
  • Elysium Health
  • Pocket
  • Imbellus
  • PubNub
  • GrubMarket
  • GitLab
  • OpenGov
  • Matterport
  • Mark43
  • Zenefits
  • Fundbox
  • Binti
  • Handy
  • Emerald Therapeutics

Applications are currently closed. If you want to attend the pitch session it’s happening at the Hotel Van Zandt, Saturday March 10th from 3:30-4:30.

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