Adi Sideman (CEO - Props by YouNow)

Adi is a pioneer in participatory media and digital currency, an entrepreneur with more than 20 years of experience creating apps and companies.

In 2017 Adi co-founded Props, a blockchain project enabling creators and other power users to earn a financial stake in the network they help grow.

In 2011, Adi founded YouNow, a live-streaming service that grew to be a global social network with more than 47 Million users.

As a developer, Adi produced the first-ever animated ads on AOL and created more than 30 online games for major-studio franchises, including the Matrix Game for the famed Warner Brothers Movie. In 1999, he founded the interactive media technology firm Oddcast, which continues to develop interactive media apps such as “Elf Yourself”. In 2005 Adi co-founded KSolo, the first online karaoke service (acquired by Fox Interactive/MySpace) and, in 2006, Adi co-founded audio ad network TargetSpot, a joint venture with CBS (acquired by Radionomy).

Adi is a member of the Real-Time Academy of Short Form Arts & Sciences and was named one of 2015’s top 100 most influential and inspiring people in NYC tech by Business Insider.

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