WHAT IS AMP.IT?
An interactive digital media "echosystem" that makes it easy for content creators to connect with their best fans. Our proprietary technology amplifies the most influential content from around the world and the fans that make it popular.
WHY DOES THAT MATTER?
Unlike standard digital media networks, our platform lets you "crowdlight" the coolest content for your followers and be recognized for doing so. CROWDSOURCING + GREENLIGHTING = CROWDLIGHTING
WHAT'S IN IT FOR FANS?
Fans get points & rewards for discovering amazing new talents, and amplifying their content. They can follow each other to learn what other fans are listening to, watching and sharing, and in the process they can help new creators "blow up!"
HOW DO WE KNOW AMP.IT WORKS?
Our first original amp.it-powered digital series was The World Cup of Hip Hop: Take Back the Mic — a two-time Emmy finalist in the juried category of Original Interactive Programming. In just two seasons, we were able to achieve amazing results for the digital series including:
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Our Founder and CEO Derrick (DNA) made it from a house with no running water in Accra, Ghana to the Ivory Tower of Harvard, which he attended first as an undergraduate, then as a Ph.D. student researching how Open Source software concepts could influence the content industries. He has spoken on 5 continents, including for UK Parliament, the United Nations, and Stanford and Harvard Business Schools on issues of Tech and Society. He's been a TED Fellow, a Paul and Daisy Soros Fellow, and consulted for Fortune 500 companies in Media and Mobile. An Emmy-nominated TV host and producer, he has been a pioneer in producing multi-platform interactive content. He has also acted in a Spielberg film, hosted his own radio show for Oprah, been featured by Johnnie Walker as a Master Communicator. Follow Derrick on Twitter @DNAtv.
Heading up amp.it's tech development, co-founder Esteban made his bones in Silicon Valley as Lead Engineer for the LinkedIn Influencer program and a Senior Engineer at Globant (Google, Playdom, Fox Networks). Hailing from Argentina, he is a Senior Software Engineer with deep knowledge in software design, architecture, development and testing. He holds a PhD in Computer Science from Universidad Nacional de la Plata and is a published author and presenter on Software/Web Engineering.
Jonathan, a co-founder who manages our engineering & product teams, helped pioneer online fundraising as Deputy Director of Technology for the DNC. And he worked at the heart of data-driven reform in education as Director of Technology for the See Forever Foundation in Washington, DC. He has been performing as a musician his entire life, is an award-winning writer & vocalist, and an advisor at Harvard University, his alma mater.
Lucia is a co-founder and executive producer of two-time Interactive Emmy finalist, Take Back the Mic: The World Cup of Hip Hop. She has performed in theater, film and television in New York, Los Angeles and Europe and was a top political organizer for the Obama presidential campaigns. She is also the author of the Consenting to Lead Facebook group and a graduate of Harvard with a master's in acting from Yale. Follow Lucia on Twitter @luciabrawley.
Nana heads up our international content and marketing. She has produced global commercials for top brands, including Adidas; Reebok; AT&T; Superbowl champs, the Philadelphia Eagles; the Sundance channel and more. She is a graduate of Dartmouth College.
A graduate of Harvard University, Justin runs amp.it's financial operations. He has 18 years of Silicon Valley finance experience and was the CFO of Waterfall Mobile and Talent House. He cut his teeth as an investment banker for Deutsche Bank.
Cory Ondrejka — Co-Founder/CTO Second Life
Kazumi Mechling — CEO Kami Marketing
Desiree Peterkin Bell — President and CEO, DPBell & Associates
Grant F. Little III — CEO Hudson Advisory Partners
Beth Andrus — CFO World of Wonder Productions
Terence Craig — Partner, Ludloff-Craig & Associates
Eric Osiakwan — Principal, Chanzo Capital
Spencer Beck — Managing Director, Hermes Capital Advisors