Formerly, the head of product management at MySpace, starting in the social network's heyday (2006), California Berkeley and Notre Dame graduate Tahmasbi was the driving force along with co-founder Adam Shaw of launching Sportle in 2016, which looks to become the Google of streaming sports. The big, possibly controversial question: how will networks/cable providers see Sportle…helping with cord cutting or helping them reach their own audience? Tahmasbi was at the core of the product/platform's genesis moment: while on an extended trip to Southeast Asia in 2014, right when his beloved L.A. Kings were making their historic playoff run (first three rounds went to game 7), founder and head of product at Sportle Ali Tahmasbi didn't have anywhere to go to find a stream, and had to spend hours trying to find illegal streams when he would've gladly even paid for a reliable, legit stream. He came back to the States with one goal in mind: develop a platform for fans to stream sports, on any device, at any time.
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