Ashwin Navin

CEO & Co-Founder at Samba TV

Ashwin Navin is CEO and co-founder of Samba TV, a data and analytics service that measures television viewership using data from social media, connected devices and set-top boxes. The company has been compared to more traditional TV measurement firms like Nielsen which rely on the people meter to gather viewership data. [1]

Prior to Samba TV, Ashwin was the president and co-founder of BitTorrent, Inc. He joined Bram Cohen, the inventor of BitTorrent, in 2004 and reportedly handled business and company-related matters while Cohen focused on engineering and product development. According to a post on his blog, Ashwinn has resigned from BitTorrent in order to focus on his new venture Samba TV, and his new venture capital fund i/o Ventures.

Before BitTorrent, Ashwin was employed at Yahoo! from 2002 to 2004 in its Corporate Development group which handled corporate strategy and acquisitions. Before Yahoo!, Ashwin worked on Wall Street with Goldman Sachs and Merrill Lynch both as an investment banker and research analyst. Ashwin is a 1999 graduate of Claremont McKenna College with a dual B.A. in Government and Economics.

In 2000, Ashwin helped start a technology-based financial services company called Epoch Partners. Epoch was essentially the investment banking arm of several online stock brokerages including Charles Schwab, Ameritrade, and TD Waterhouse. Epoch Partners was eventually acquired by Goldman Sachs in 2001.

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