NEW YORK, Sept. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Greenroom, the new social media platform co-founded by Dr. Drew Pinsky that allows users to purchase live, personal conversations with experts/celebrities, launches today with NFL Star Ray Rice, Gold Medal Winner Sanya Richards-Ross, Physicist Lisa Randall, Author Jackie Collins, Web Personality iJustine, among others.
''Greenroom represents a natural progression," Dr. Pinsky said. "Audiences want personal access, experts and celebrities want to monetize. Greenroom delivers what everyone is looking for."
All conversations are facilitated by a Greenroom host to ensure a seamless interaction from start to finish. No additional hardware or software is necessary, as users only need a computer with a webcam. Sign up is available at Greenroom.com.
Dr. Drew developed the Greenroom concept through his experience with today's most used social media platforms. Dr. Drew wanted to "take it to the next level" for users and celebrities.
"Greenroom creates a deeper and more meaningful connection with real conversations," Dr. Drew added.
In order to create this experience, Greenroom collaborated with Control Group to define and engineer a platform that delivers a new marketplace for live video interactions.
"Control Group was recommended by New York VC's as the best development firm in the country," says Curtis Giesen, CEO and co-founder of Greenroom. "Control Group created a state-of-the-art solution for our easy and trusted conversations that did not previously exist."
Greenroom boasts partnerships with influential organizations such as the National Football League Players Association and talent agency CAA as well as charities such as Teach for America and Global Green. The platform will feature a wide array of experts and celebrities in categories including actors, athletes, authors, musicians, doctors, lawyers and many others.