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Vice’s Director of Cellular Apps Ben Jackson is creating his personal startup advisory agency


Ben Jackson, whose résumé consists of work at Vice Media and The  New York Instances, is launching a startup advisory agency known as For The Win.

Jackson was most just lately Vice’s director of cell apps, the place he stated he created the cell apps staff and constructed 9 apps, in addition to the corporate’s first unified content material API. He’s additionally labored on the iOS lead at Longform and as a cell software program engineer at The Instances — he even wrote for TechCrunch Editor in Chief Matthew Panzarino, again when Matthew was at The Next Web.

Jackson stated For The Win will work with startups in a wide range of capacities — that features advising them on design and expertise, however additionally offering govt teaching and serving to on the operations facet. For instance, one among his purchasers is advertising company Spherical, the place he stated one of many key insights was “the necessity to construct a stronger relationship between the ops-focused Managing Director and the CEO, who spends extra time on strategic imaginative and prescient.”

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He’s additionally working with the Swing Left, the place he’s serving to the nonprofit (which is concentrated on defeating Republicans within the Home of Representatives) rethink how groups are collaborating.

“At VICE, Longform, and The New York Instances, I used to be capable of impression the lives of hundreds of thousands of individuals by serving to to form how they received their information as a developer and engineering chief,” Jackson instructed me through e mail. “I’d wish to have a fair greater impression on a fair bigger variety of folks. Advising executives on technique and making groups simpler is a pure subsequent step.”

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