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Trailerpop Adds Tinder Director, YouTube Senior Designer to Advisory Board

Entertainment Discovery Platform Moving Towards a More Social User Experience With Assistance From Industry Leading Advisory Team

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 06/09/14 -- Trailerpop, creator of social-focused entertainment discovery apps for the web and mobile devices, announced today that the company has bolstered its board of advisors with the addition of two seasoned leaders in mobile and product design: Karim Varela, Director of Android at Tinder, and Jason Carlin, Senior Designer at YouTube. The two new members join the current advisory board, which includes people with experience at Apple, Microsoft, Publicis, Viggle and TV Guide.

"We couldn't be more excited to have Karim and Jason join our group of expert advisors," said Jon Vlassopulos, CEO and Founder of Trailerpop. "Their top-notch technical and creative skills, incredible drive and ability to take software and apps in new and intelligent directions make them important assets to the Trailerpop brand as we continue to grow the company and prepare for the launch of the next version of our app."

Karim Varela brings nearly 10 years of mobile application development experience to his new advisory role at Trailerpop and is a proven web developer with deep knowledge of both the private and enterprise sectors. Responsible for leading all facets of the Android program at award-winning dating app Tinder, Karim leads and mentors his team and implements new features in the app. In addition to his leadership role at Tinder, Karim also leads a team at SocialTagg, a startup he co-founded that is redefining how people check into and network at events. Prior to his roles at Tinder and SocialTagg, Karim was the Lead Android Architect at Beachbody, where he developed the P90X Android app for phone and tablet.

"This is an exciting time to join Trailerpop's board of advisors and be a part of the rollout of the next version of the app," said Karim Varela, Director of Android at Tinder. "I really like how the V2 uses entertainment as a filter for connecting people giving singles a natural context to chat and meet up. I am looking forward to seeing it hit the app stores this summer!"

A Senior Designer at YouTube for more than 3 years, Jason Carlin has been designing interactive experiences for the web since 1997. Since early 2008, he has led the design of textPlus, a leading text messaging app available for iPhone, iPod, iPad and Android. Most recently, Jason designed elements for Measure Map, a blog statistic product by Google and Adaptive Path. His specialties are product design and strategy, user experience design, information architecture, web standards consulting, graphic design and UI design.

"I love the way Trailerpop makes entertainment discovery more fun and social, and that they've already grown to more than half a million users," said Jason Carlin, Senior Designer at YouTube. "Their upcoming V2 shows a lot of progress and expands on the social aspects in new and novel ways, particularly around communication and commerce. I'm excited to keep working with Trailerpop's talented team and to keep pushing the UI and user experience forward."

Karim Varela and Jason Carlin join Trailerpop advisory board luminaries from the tech and entertainment world, including: Avi Savar, foremost authority on Social Media and Branded Content, Head of Social, Publicis; Lars Albright, founder of Quattro (which became iAD at Apple), current CEO of leading Mobile Rewards Platform, Session M; Katherine Styponias, current SVP Technology Business Management at HBO, and former General Manager, Interactive Entertainment Business Division, Microsoft; Paul Greenberg, former EVP and GM of TV Guide Digital and former CEO of CollegeHumor Media; and Dr. Kai Buehler, leading voice in the interactive TV industry in the US and Europe and former GM of Viggle.

"Karim and Jason bring a wealth of experience to the group," said Trailerpop advisor Paul Greenberg, ex CEO, College Humor, division of IAC. "They both have a strong track record of creating truly social applications that bring people together through a combination of tech and entertainment, which matches perfectly with the direction that Trailerpop is moving. I have been involved in this space for many years and am excited about what Jon and team have built. The V2 has the potential to connect us all around our entertainment interests, which is a pretty exciting way to filter the world."

Available for iOS and Android devices, Trailerpop makes discovering entertainment fun and social by delivering curated channels of more than 20,000 high definition film trailers with added trivia, friendly competition and rewards. Currently in development, the next version of Trailerpop will offer additional features that will help connect the world through entertainment. Allowing entertainment fans a fun way to catalog their movies and TV shows, Trailerpop will facilitate connections and conversations between like-minded fans, creating the first media-powered people discovery platform.

About Trailerpop
Trailerpop is connecting the world through entertainment. It is a global, mobile community of entertainment fans that makes premium content discovery fun and social. Trailerpop's first version has already grown to more than 500,000 users and has garnered positive reviews from critics and users alike. Available for iOS and Android devices, the app makes discovering entertainment fun and social by delivering curated channels of more than 20,000 high definition film trailers with added trivia, friendly competition and rewards. Trailerpop appeals to all types of movie fans from cinephiles to casual viewers with lists created by friends, Trailerpop editors, celebrities and other tastemakers. The current version of Trailerpop also seamlessly integrates with all major movie rental, streaming, purchasing and ticketing partners like Fandango, Netflix, Hulu, Google Play, iTunes and Amazon. Follow the company on Twitter and Facebook. For more information about the company, please visit http://www.trailerpop.com

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