Hello, I am Anthony Batt
I'm a California based entrepreneur obsessed with product design (UX/UI), software engineering, operating massive cloud services and mining data on audience and product behaviors. In 2004, I was the CEO and cofounder of social media music and celebrity content network Buzznet/BUZZmedia now rebranded as SPIN media. In 2000, I cofounded Metapa and was the CTO focused on engineering an enterprise SaaS media distribution platform. We slowly morphed Metapa into a pure big data platform and rebranded it as Greenplum 2003. EMC purchased Greenplum 2010 and was recently spun out to become big data enterprise services company Pivotal.
In 2011, I partnered with Ashton Kutcher, to become the President of Katalyst Network his digital media and production comapany. We launched a Youtube funded video channel Thrash Lab focused on the creative culture and artists. As cofounder and executive creative director of Thrash Lab; I directed a creative team to curate top talent to tell amazing stories on cutting edge people and subcultures. In 2012, we launched a second video channel called Prank Lab with Machinima. My team also created award winning social media programming initiatives for brands like: Virgin Mobile, GE, Intel, Levi's and Nikon. I also oversaw several early stage investments Katalyst and Ashton participated in.
Today, I am working with former Metapa cofounder Scott Yara and engineer Neville Spiteri on their immersive computing and VR startup Wemo Lab
I advise other entrepreneurs working on digital media and software products. I am the board of Jesse Von Doom's Cash Music project. Cashmusic is an open source software foundation engineering a next generation platform for musicians and visual artists. I'm an advisor: to NYC startup Seed&Spark. They're disrupting the indie-film industry by providing a new digital platform to fund and directly distribute films to audiences. I partnered with Aaron Paul (Jesse from Breaking Bad) and Wemo Lab HiGoodbye.com to product design and engineer a 10X better QA platform for the web.
Previous Press Links: Forbes - Thrash Lab |
The Wrap - Prank Lab |
CBS News Gigaom- Buzznet
I am active on Twitter @djabatt and curate content at: battblog and Medium.