Technology Was The Surprise Star Of Sundance

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Editor’s note: MattHoward is a managing partner at Norwest Venture Partners with more than 25 years of experience and focuses his efforts on mobile, security, rich media, cloud based services/applications, networking and storage sectors. 

True to its reputation, the Sundance Film Festival debuted a variety of fascinating and cutting-edge independent films during its annual run in Park City recently, but this year’s biggest breakout star was not celluloid. It was technology, as Silicon Valley innovation invaded this year’s festival in a big way.

Filmmakers, studio representatives and festival attendees rubbed elbows with the stars of the Valley as the entertainment and tech worlds collided, sending ripples through Park City about the role technology can play in film and what this means for the future of entertainment. From a VC perspective, it’s exciting to see innovations that have been embraced by the tech industry and make the crossover to the…

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