WE ARE

STAMPEDE

VENTURES

A premium content company creating the next generation of blockbluster franchises for the world.

 

ABOUT US

Stampede Ventures is a premiere entertainment company sitting at the intersection of Hollywood and Silicon Valley. We are wholly focused on creating the next generation of blockbuster franchises across four divisions: Film, TV, Alternative, and International.

Our management team consists of industry veterans from entertainment and technology: Greg Silverman (former President, Creative Development and Worldwide Production at Warner Bros.), Gideon Yu (former CFO of Facebook and YouTube, Co-Owner of the 49ers), Jaeson Ma (Co-Owner of Triller, Co-Founder of 88Rising and East West Ventures), Chris Bosco (former COO of IM Global) and Jon Berg (former Co-President of Production and Co-President of DC Films at Warner Bros.). We have 150+ development projects set-up at the major studios, broadcast networks, and platforms. Our investors include leaders from Silicon Valley, Asia, and the US media space. Join us in the finding the next franchise.

divisions

FILM

We aim to create high concept franchise starters that engage a world-wide audience with a focus on the theatrical experience.

TV

We are focused on compelling stories that cut across genres and formats and appeal to both niche and mainstream audiences.

ALTERNATIVE

We are focused on big ideas that transform how audiences interact with content and generate long-term value.

INTERNATIONAL

We aim to create premium, authentic, local IP that works for both local markets and global audiences. We are Local for the World™.

STAMPEDE VENTURES EXECUTIVE TEAM

Greg Silverman
Founder/CEO
Greg Silverman
Founder/CEO

Prior to founding Stampede, Greg served as President, Creative Development and Worldwide Production at Warner Bros. Pictures. While at Warner Bros., he was responsible for such box office hits as THE HANGOVER, THE DARK KNIGHT, GRAVITY, BATMAN VS. SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE, SUICIDE SQUAD, THE LEGO MOVIE, SULLY, THE ACCOUNTANT, FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM, WONDER WOMAN, CRAZY RICH ASIANS, A STAR IS BORN, Christopher Nolan's DUNKIRK and Steven Spielberg's READY PLAYER ONE.

Gideon Yu
Founder/Co-Chairman
Gideon Yu
Founder/Co-Chairman

Gideon Yu is the Co-Owner and former President of the San Francisco 49ers. Gideon holds the distinction of being the first person of color to be the President of any team in the history of the National Football League. In his time with the 49ers, Gideon led the team’s efforts in financing and building Levi’s Stadium, including securing the then largest construction loan ever in professional sports and the largest long-term stadium financing in NFL history. During his tenure, the 49ers appeared in three consecutive NFC Championship games and Super Bowl XLVII.

Previously, Gideon was the Chief Financial Officer of both Facebook and YouTube, the first two internet companies to surpass one billion active users.

• At Facebook, he led the investment round from Microsoft and Hong-Kong billionaire Li Ka Shing at a then record-setting valuation for internet companies.

• At YouTube, he negotiated its sale to Google amidst a highly competitive auction for the company.

Gideon is also a longtime venture capitalist, investor and advisor. Most notably, he led the founding investment in Jack Dorsey’s Square and was the first outside board member. Gideon’s 2009 initial investment valued Square at $45 million, while today, Square’s market capitalization is over $100 billion. He is also an early investor / advisor in such technology unicorns as Alibaba, Dropbox, Twitch, Razer, Opendoor, Cloudera, etc.

Gideon was named to the “Executive Dream Team, Startup Edition” by Fortune Magazine, and listed among the “Names You Need To Know” by Forbes Magazine.

Gideon earned his BS in Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management from Stanford University, and his MBA from Harvard Business School. He is on the Board of Trustees of the Monterey Bay Aquarium and the National Leadership Council of the Navy SEAL Foundation.

Jaeson Ma
Founder
Jaeson Ma
Founder

Jaeson Ma is a media executive, artist, and entrepreneur. The founder and partner of multiple companies focused on accessing the Asian market through entertainment, media, and technology, Jaeson is considered one of the leading financiers to companies, institutions, and individuals investing in Asian media and entertainment. During his career, he has raised capital and/or advised on transactions totaling over $1 billion in value, including numerous Asian film, television, and music transactions.

He is a co-owner of popular social music video app Triller, co-founded Stampede Ventures, digital music label 88rising, and east-west brand strategy & investment firm East West Ventures.

He is a Senior Advisor to KKFarm Fund, a joint investment fund with a focus on investing into new music labels and services across Asia created by Tencent Music Entertainment and KKBox - two of the most dominant music streaming platforms in greater China. As well, Jaeson is a senior advisor to private equity funds advised by Courage Capital Management, LLC that invests in catalogs of music rights.  He is also a Venture Partner with GoodWater Capital, a consumer tech-focused venture capital firm in Silicon Valley. Investments include Musical.ly (TikTok), Grab, Brain, Slock.it, Paris Hilton Lifestyle, Oursong, and Maum.

Chris Bosco
President
Chris Bosco
President

Previously, Chris was the COO of IM Global where he was responsible for the expansion of IM Global’s foreign licensing/distribution activity, and was responsible for creation of the expansion into TV, music, and talent management. Bosco also relocated to Prague where he was responsible for operations and finance for the content and distribution division within Central European Media Enterprises (NASDAQ) a vertically integrated media company across seven countries in Europe. The company produced local format hits such as The Voice and Master Chef for the region. Also, Chris was EVP Finance at United Artists (UA) and MGM where he managed worldwide finance including film and TV development, production, distribution and marketing. This included the financing and distribution of CASINO ROYALE and QUANTUM OF SOLACE from the world renowned James Bond film property. He was also involved with the $400 million film financing fund for UA.

Jon Berg
President of Production
Jon Berg
President of Production

Prior to joining Stampede Ventures, Jon served as a partner at Vertigo Films and as the Co-President of Production and Co-Head of DC Films at Warner Brothers. Prior to joining Warner Bros, Berg produced the critically and commercially successful, Elf, starring Will Ferrell. While at Warner Bros., he produced hits such as Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Justice League, and served as Studio Executive on Edge of Tomorrow, The Blind Side, the Sherlock Holmes movies, Argo, The Dark Knight and American Sniper.

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