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CHNL is your new browser to content and offers discovery through social curation.

  • Stage Full Product Ready
  • Industry Internet / Web Services
  • Location Santa Monica, CA, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded November 2010
  • Employees 5
  • Website

Company Summary

CHNL solves the fragmentation pain of media spread across the web and cures social media fatigue. CHNL gives people their time back, the best content they care about from friends and brands, and the deals they want to purchase. We pull in the best content and deals from (Facebook, Linked in, Soundcloud, Twitter, Youtube, Instagram, Tumblr, Flickr, Groupon, and Living Social) into one place and allow you to engage with each network.


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    John Wander
    CEO & Co-founder

    Investor - Giantstep Angel Network, Next-Gen Ventures, INgrooves, Filtrbox (acquired by Jive) TrueChoice Solutions. MBA Pepperdine

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    Jason Kadlec
    Director User Adoption

    2002-2007 Director of A&R, Label Relations, Business Development and first employee of INgrooves / ONE Digital.

    2007-2009 - Director of artist relations at Topspin

    2009-2011 - DTF Works, Topspin consultant & instructor of Marketing With Topspin for Berklee online School.

    Previous: Landor Associates, Middlebury College

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    Ameet Mehta
    Director of Product Development

    Interactive Designer and Product Developer specializing in Social Media application development with over 12 years experience working in an array of web technologies:

    Front end development, widgets, user interfaces, information architecture, branding and identity, rapid prototyping, data visualization, team management, client interaction, Flex, AS3, HTML5, UML, MySQL, Facebook API, Twitter API, JavaScript, jQuery, Prototype, Ruby, Photoshop

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    Tushar Ranka
    Director of Engineering

    Tushar is a seasoned full-stack Ruby on Rails engineering building web apps since 2007. Prior to CHNL, Tushar lead development for architecture of billing systems, continuous integration, online rental listings & applications and accounting solutions while holding a key engineering role at AppFolio, Inc

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    David Weinberg
    Director of Strategy

    David was a SVP in the digital division at UMG for 11 years. Working under Chairman Doug Morris, he negotiated all deals beginning with iTunes and the lastest being Spotify. He currently consults for Beats by Dre and "The Audience" David is leading CHNL in its strategic partnerships with the major digital media companies and assisting with fund raising efforts.


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    Kevin Debre' - Stubbs Alderton, Rachel Wexler - Glaser Weil
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    John Goshe - H|K|G LLP Certified Public Accountants

Previous Investors

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    Rod Perth - CBS - Pasadena Angel
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    Gary Jacobs - MGM, Glaser Weil, Giantstep Angel
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    Dale Okuno - Pasadena Angel