Ken Umezaki

CEO, Verifi Media

Ken is the CEO and co-founder of Verifi Media, a company that has introduced a new music file technology architecture to modernize copyright management and media supply chains fit for the digital media age. Ken acts as an experienced independent investor and business advisor for music startups and artists, through his company Digital Daruma, with a specific focus on artist facing music and media service companies. Digital Daruma has invested in numerous promising music startups over the past decade. The company has also made select direct investments in music artists and songs. His past experience includes 25 years in financial services trading, asset management and senior management positions. Lastly, he is involved in a number of music foundations and academic organizations, including serving on the board of Little Kids Rock, as well as advisory board position for programs at New York University and Berklee College of Music. Ken is a frequent and experienced speaker at music and technology conferences and events, including numerous speaking engagements at SXSW, Music Biz, SF Music Tech, Digital Entertainment World, Mondo.NYC, Future Music Forum etc.