NEW YORK, Oct. 14, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- YouNow Founder/CEO Adi Sideman has named Gregory Strompolos to the new position of Director, Business Development, based in Los Angeles.
Strompolos brings his deep experience at Fullscreen to YouNow, where he will focus on attracting high quality creators primarily in music and entertainment to YouNow's live streaming social network. The goal is to expand YouNow's broadcaster base with even more influential creators as partners.
With over 100 million user sessions per month, YouNow is known for reaching the millennial and generation Z audience. The service features 150,000 unique broadcasts each day, with 70% of the audience taking action on these broadcasts through one of its engagement features.
Gregory was one of the founding employees of industry-leading MCN Fullscreen and has been instrumental in its phenomenal growth. In addition to co-creating its brand services sector in the U.S., he built Fullscreen's Brazilian business, quickly scaling the network to become the biggest MCN there. He also led deals with creator management and traditional media companies in territories like Russia, the Middle East, and with the CBC in Canada.
Says YouNow Founder/CEO Adi Sideman, "Gregory brings energy, creativity and experience and we are delighted to be working with him. Our presence in L.A. now gives us closer proximity to entertainers and creative talent we partner with."
Says Strompolos, "YouNow is incredibly well-positioned as a platform to help creators strengthen their connection with fans. Plus it's a win-win for creators who also earn as they broadcast. I could not be more thrilled to be a part of the team that empowers people to express themselves through this dynamic interactive format."
YouNow is a live social network that enables audiences and performers to connect in real time and is devoted to the unlimited potential of human creativity. The interactive entertainment platform has over 100 million user sessions a month and live-streams 50,000 hours of new video content every day. YouNow is committed to creating a community that is a safe place where people can meet, get together and connect. YouNow is backed by Oren Zeev and VCs Venrock, Union Square Ventures and Comcast Ventures. Follow YouNow on Twitter and Instagram @younow