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


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

Jackson was most not too long ago Vice’s director of cell apps, the place he stated he created the cell apps crew 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 Occasions — 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 quite a lot of capacities — that features advising them on design and know-how, however additionally offering government teaching and serving to on the operations aspect. For instance, considered one of his purchasers is advertising and marketing 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 targeted on defeating Republicans within the Home of Representatives) rethink how groups are collaborating.

“At VICE, Longform, and The New York Occasions, I used to be in a position to affect the lives of hundreds of thousands of individuals by serving to to form how they obtained their information as a developer and engineering chief,” Jackson informed me through electronic mail. “I’d prefer to have an excellent larger affect on an excellent bigger variety of folks. Advising executives on technique and making groups more practical is a pure subsequent step.”