Theta Advisor Spotlight — Sam Wick, United Talent Agency
Today we put the spotlight on one of Theta’s longest-standing advisors, Sam Wick of United Talent Agency.
Sam Wick is a leading digital and entertainment executive. He currently leads the venture group of United Talent Agency (UTA), one of the largest talent agencies in the world. Their roster includes the most well known and loved names in media and culture, including Post Malone, Priyanka Chopra, Dr. Phil, Chris Pratt, Sofia Vergara, Seth Rogen, Bad Bunny, LeBron James and many others.
UTA Ventures invests in and builds great businesses at the intersection of media, commerce, talent and technology. Their businesses include Maison №9 (Post Malone), Houseplant (Seth Rogen), Sienna Naturals (Issa Rae), Chamberlin Coffee (Emma Chamberlin), Anomaly (Priyanka Chopra Jonas) and Anser! (Tia Mowry). Their 45+ investments include Patreon, Masterclass, Cameo, Cloud9 and Pocket.watch.
Sam has 25+ years of experience in the media and technology space including two venture backed companies (Maker Studios sold to Disney, Userplane sold to AOL), one IPO (Mp3.com) and senior positions at Sony, AOL and Fox.
Sam had been an active supporter of Theta for many years. As Theta has evolved, Sam seems to always be fishing where the fish are. First, connecting Theta Labs with top esports talent and tournaments for innovative VR streaming as well as fundraising. Today, in the expanding world of cryptocurrency and NFTs.
As Theta takes a leading role in the NFT space by collaborations with World Poker Tour, top streamers, and several other global properties to be announced, Sam’s deep experience in the media, NFT, cryptocurrency and social token space will prove to be invaluable.
We are thrilled to have Sam continue to support our vision and hypergrowth for years to come.