Aaron DeBevoise (Founder & CEO - Spotter, Inc.)
Prior to Spotter, Aaron had built some of the most successful content networks in YouTube history - investing $100M+ in YouTube content creation over 12 years. He was a co-founder of Machinima, which launched on YouTube in 2006 and became the first and largest network for gamers globally, achieving lifetime viewership over 5.7 trillion views and 3B monthly views. Aaron built over 50 successful content brands during his tenure, while simultaneously managing a network of 6K+ creators which generated 2B+ monthly views.
Aaron also co-founded and served on the Board of the fashion focused network StyleHaul, which launched on YouTube in 2010 and sold to Bertelsmann in 2014 for approximately $150M.
Prior to Machinima and StyleHaul, Mr. DeBevoise founded a production company focused on action sports documentaries and produced original programming in partnership with Red Bull North America, Lionsgate Entertainment, and Starz. Before that, he worked for JPMorgan’s Entertainment Industries Group, where he structured total financings in excess of $3B for a variety of clients, including Legendary Pictures, Warner Bros., Lionsgate, and Spyglass Entertainment.
Mr. DeBevoise graduated Magna Cum Laude/Phi Beta Kappa from Williams College with a B.A. in Economics.
Spotter is a first of its kind financial solutions company for digital content creators and media companies. By licensing a selection of a channel’s existing YouTube videos, Spotter is able to provide extensive upfront financing to the channel owner. Leveraging this instant funding, content creators are able to immediately invest back into their brand, grow their overall business, diversify revenue, expand their content offerings and remain independent. There is currently no other company in the world that offers this kind of financial opportunity to digital creators on Youtube.