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The Hulu for news of the post-PC era

  • Stage Full Product Ready
  • Industry Media and Entertainment
  • Location Palo Alto, CA, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded June 2012
  • Employees 3
  • Website

Company Summary

Starting with a beautiful iPad app Watchup lets you discover what’s up in the world through a curated lineup of high-quality news channels. With its next-generation tap-and-play interface, Watchup lets you create your newsreel in a snap while you lean back. Launched in late June '12, Watchup has been incubated at StartX, the Stanford startup accelerator and has already been awarded by the Knight Foundation and VentureBeat.


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    Adriano Farano

    Adriano is the CEO and cofounder of Watchup. He serves as an EiR at StartX in Palo Alto and was a '11 Knight Fellow at Stanford where he researched on new ways to augment the news experience on tablets. Adriano is a digital news dinosaur. He started, one of the oldest online only publications in the world. He also created his first (and last) newspaper at age 9.

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    Jonathan Lundell

    Jonathan is the CTO and co-founder of Watchup. Jonathan is a software architect and engineer with a 30 years experience in system software, cloud infrastructure, and client-server mobile application design and implementation. He co-authored web2py, an award-winning Python framework.


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    Gunderson Dettmer

Previous Investors

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    Don Hutchinson, Steve Taylor, Henri Deshayes
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    Knight Foundation, George Soros (Digital News Ventures)
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