Adi Sideman is the Co-founder and CEO of Props. Adi is a pioneer in participatory media and digital currency, an entrepreneur with more than 20 years of experience.
Prior to Props, Adi founded YouNow to provide a live social platform for people to connect, interact, and express themselves. YouNow grew to be a global social network with more than 55 million registered users and over 120 million user sessions per month. YouNow was a finalist for TechCrunch’s Fastest Rising Startup of 2015 Awards.
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, Adi 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).
He was named one of 2015’s top 100 most influential and inspiring people in NYC tech by Business Insider.