Chief Executive Officer
Derrick Fung is currently the CEO of Drop – a venture-backed start up in the consumer tech industry. He was formerly an Entrepreneur-in-Residence (EiR) at White Star Capital – a global venture capital fund that has made over 20 investments in more than 7 countries. He was the Co-Chair of Canadian Music Week and was awarded the Top 30 Under 30 for Music by Forbes Magazine for his influence in the music industry in 2014. Other recipients include Bruno Mars, Drake, Lady Gaga and Avicii.
Derrick graduated from the University of Toronto where he earned a BBA (High Distinction / Summa Cum Laude) and was awarded the Gordon Cressy Leadership Award for outstanding extra-curricular involvement. Derrick often writes about start-ups and entrepreneurship. His writing has been featured in publications such as Forbes, Business Insider, Fast Company, and The Huffington Post.
He was the former CEO and founder of a music start-up called Tunezy which was the winner of Billboard’s Innovator’s Showcase in San Francisco in November 2012. Tunezy has been featured in TechCrunch, Bloomberg, The Wall Street Journal, Yahoo! Music and more. Tunezy was acquired by SFX Entertainment (NASDAQ: SFXE) in November 2013. SFX Entertainment is the largest promoter of electronic music culture and owns large festivals including Tomorrowland, Electric Zoo, Sensation and more. Derrick stayed on as Vice President of Business Development at SFX Entertainment until September 2014.
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