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Mike Jones Joins the StarNews Executive Committee
LOS ANGELES CA, August 28, 2018 – We have exciting news to share! Mike Jones, internet executive, investor, strategic advisor, and CEO of Science Inc. has joined the executive committee of the StarNews digital platform. As a strategic advisor, he will bring 20+ years experience to the company to assist in our growth, introduce marketing innovations and further develop a customer-centric approach to operations with stronger data analysis.
A mainstay in the Los Angeles tech scene, Jones knows the ins-and-outs of entrepreneurship. He started his first company in college, and he was previously the CEO of Userplane (acquired by AOL), Tsavo (acquired by Cybermedia), PBJ (acquired by JB), MySpace (acquired by Specific Media), Myspace Japan (acquired by Softbank), and FIM (acquired by Rubicon Project). Since MySpace, he's been heading up Science, a Santa Monica-based startup studio that invests in and fosters media, marketing and commerce startups. Science has had $1.3 billion in exits from its portfolio including HelloSociety (acquired by New York Times), FameBit (acquired by Google) and Dollar Shave Club (acquired by Unilever). Mike served on the board for all three companies. He is also the most active angel investor in Los Angeles and has had an aggregate of $2.5 billion in exits.
"StarNews is a unique media company and has the potential to influence content consumption habits in Africa," says Jones. "With the support of mobile operators, there has been a leapfrog into mobile-first societies where boundaries do not exist anymore, so innovation has no limits. StarNews understand these markets and has taken a long-term view in its evolution. Even though bringing hyper-local as well as global content under the same umbrella is an extremely challenging exercise, I think that is the winning formula for this space, and I am thrilled to be part of this exciting journey with the company."
Guy Kamgaing, CEO of StarNews had this to say, "It's a great honor to welcome Mike to the StarNews family! Mike has seen in StarNews a major growth potential and features capable of revolutionizing the modes of consumption of digital content in Africa. Furthermore, Mike has the acumen to know what works and what doesn't in the global media space and will help us make better use of data analysis and intelligence to deliver the best solutions to our users. By bringing him on board, we are reaffirming our ambition to become the leading platform for sharing and monetizing premium video content in Africa and other mobile-first markets."
StarNews is the leading mobile-based social platform monetizing video content from celebrities and entertainment brands worldwide. People subscribe to their favorite channels and receive exclusive video on their mobile phones, from the universally accessible StarNews platform. We are growing rapidly with a strong customer-base in Africa and an expanding footprint in over 20 countries. StarNews is headquartered in California with offices across Africa, Asia, Europe and the United States.
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