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MISSION

Creating a passionate community of people ready for recommendations on how to live a better life. Recommendations they want and need, from those they know and trust.

ABOUT

Recspot is a platform that allows users to share their own recommendations and recommendations they want and need.

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RecSpot is a social app that makes sharing what you love with your friends easy and fun. Never again will you spend a lonely night endlessly searching Netflix for something to watch. Created by entrepreneurs and pop-culture obsessives who’ve built for leading brands such as Amazon, SoulCycle, Equinox, and Hermes, RecSpot is the new, go-to destination for exchanging, discovering, and watching your favorite movies and television shows. And for finding the perfect restaurant for what you’re in the mood to eat, just the right hotel while traveling, the season’s hottest songs, and almost anything else that makes life better. All recommended by people you know and trust. Because reviews are everywhere you turn and impossible to keep straight. And they are from people you don’t know with taste you can’t trust, or by paid reviewers—or even worse, bots. Until now there has not been one place to organize all of your best, most trustworthy recommendations. In other words: goodbye bots, hello good times!

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The more you and your friends share on RecSpot, the more great stuff you’ll find in your feed. Your RecSpot Universe, which shows you a quick (and we think good looking!) graphic representation of which friends are recommending what, evolves and changes as your community of trusted sources adds more activities. You’ll soon discover movies, tv shows, music, books, and more that you didn’t even know existed. Then, without leaving the app, message your friends to let them know all about it—or start a group for a viewing party! You’ll do everything safely and securely; RecSpot knows how important your privacy is and we will not share personal data with anyone.

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Featuring integrations with the media and entertainment industries—you’ll seamlessly see your friends' movie ratings and comments or an actor’s info page—and a dynamic, intuitive design. We’re creating a vibrant community for new and exciting recommendations you won’t find anywhere else. Because who knows what you like better than your best friends?

WHY RECSPOT

Ian remembers when cameras came to flip phones. This was before the iPhone changed everything. But even back then, he thought these new mobile cameras might be a way to easily share things he likes with friends—things like tv shows, movies, music, restaurants, bars, and travel recommendations—and in the process, improve their lives. At the time, however, mobile-phone image quality left a lot to be desired. And a reliance on texting over slow networks meant sharing was not as fast and fun as it should be. So Ian put the idea aside—but he never forgot about it. In the years that followed, massive changes came to mobile tech and networks. Ian saw that the infrastructure to share his favorite discoveries had finally arrived. Now, easily exchanging recs with his friends and family not only seems possible to Ian, it seems thrillingly necessary to his life. And that’s why he started RecSpot. To share his idea about sharing with the rest of the world.

MEET THE TEAM

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Ian

FOUNDER

Ian has over 25 years of technology experience at start-ups, an early employee with successful IPO, and financial firms like Ares where he was the Global Head of Infrastructure and DevOps.

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BRANDON RALPH

CHIEF EXPERIENCE OFFICER

Category creator and creative industry leader for over 20 years, Brandon co-founded Code and Theory, an independent creative agency that has grown to a global company of over 500 employees across 3 continents, which he successfully exited >$100M.

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JEREMY LANDIS

ACTING CTO

Jeremy has over 25 years of experience as an innovator, problem solver, and entrepreneur. He led the development of transformative products for companies ranging from SoulCycle (acquired his company and became CTO), Johnson & Johnson, Amazon, and Comcast.

THE ADVISORS

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LAURENT EZEKIEL

CHIEF MARKETING & GROWTH OFFICER, WPP

Laurent is the first-ever Chief Marketing & Growth Officer for WPP. He works with WPP agencies and partners to drive client growth and helps brands build a bridge to the future. In tandem, he drives awareness of the company’s brands.

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WENDY HEILBUT

PARTNER, JAYARAM LAW

Wendy is an attorney who advises her clients through critical changes. Wendy’s expertise shines when she guides companies and individuals through situations of corporate organization and management, intellectual property protection and transactions, fundraising and strategic growth.

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RACHNA BHASIN

FOUNDER & CEO, EQ PARTNERS

Rachna is a global technology and media executive. She is the founder of EQ Partners and was previously the Chief Business Officer for Magic Leap. She has also held executive roles at SiriusXM, EMI Music and IAC. She serves on the boards of Ryman Hospitality, Shutterstock and Austin City Limits.

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GARRICK BROWN

PRESIDENT , ICON TECHNOLOGY STUDIO

Garrick is an entrepreneur who has worked at the intersection of music and emerging technologies for the past 15 years. He currently serves as President of Icon Technology Studio, overseeing the company's global footprint, including new business opportunities, R&D and product.

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