FS Monthly Roundup: August 2018
COO & Co-Founder
COO & Co-Founder
Our annual summer pool party at the Dream Hotel was on August 23rd. We had a blast!
Our team grew (again!) with the addition of Mike and Libby! Mike has joined after 5+ years at a couple of venture-backed startups to strengthen our corp dev efforts. Libby is a newcomer to New York City and will be helping you with policy and certificate requests.
Our awesome interns wrapped up their summer by showcasing their summer project: taking a startup from concept through a mock launch (and properly insuring their business of course!)
Just getting back from another week at Burning Man…great running into some of you out in BRC! I hope your burn was fantastic. It was a rollercoaster as always, but this one really reinforced the principle of immediacy for me: staying in the moment to appreciate those around you, celebrate the high notes when they come and learn from the really hard moments.
Looking forward to carrying that lesson through as we continue to build Founder Shield into 2019.
Co-Founder & COO
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Littlstar is the largest global platform dedicated to immersive virtual and augmented reality content. The platform allows consumers to discover, watch, and share content on all major virtual reality headsets, native mobile iOS and Android, Apple TV and Android TV, and the web. Littlstar’s proprietary technology distributes immersive content from global brands such as Disney, Sony, ABC, NBC, Fox, Universal, Showtime, A+E Networks, Syfy, Sony, Discovery VR, National Geographic, and more.
In addition to the Littlstar brand apps, their developer platform and SDKs power over 150 apps for other companies with over 100 million downloads collectively. Littlstar is an official launch partner on Windows MR, PlayStation VR, Google Daydream, and has developed major content and technology partnerships with companies such as Sony and Alcatel. Littlstar is localized in many major media markets, including through its’ partnership with Sony Music Entertainment Japan.
Jackpocket is the first mobile app in the United States that lets players order and manage official state lottery tickets from their smartphones. Jackpocket is creating a more convenient, fun, and responsible way to play the lottery by modernizing the $300B global lottery market with a mobile platform that everyone, including grandma, can feel good about.
The platform combines an innovative ticket processing system with a sleek smartphone app, which frees lotteries from the limitations of the traditional retail model to make gameplay available anytime, anywhere. And by being the first to automatically lock a player’s identity to the ticket serial number, Jackpocket is making the lottery even more secure.
Reply.ai is a customer experience automation platform. They work with customers like The Cosmopolitan Hotel, Samsung, and Coca-Cola, to provide an end-to-end platform to build chatbots and efficiently manage communication through major channels. Founded in 2016 by serial entrepreneurs and former Google and CERN engineers, they are the only startup ranked Top 10 Chatbots for Enterprise Customer Service by Forrester.
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