The Boy Who Sold The World
Ben Pasternak created a viral game app while in middle school in Australia. By 15 he had secured funding from VC’s to build a new tech startup. So Ben dropped out of school and convinced his parents to let him live alone in NYC to lead his new company. A master at growth hacking with a strong eye for design, Ben was committed to making the world’s next big social app. But after running out of money, and confronting controversies that pushed him to the edge of sanity, Ben rebooted his career at 19, finding a new and unexpected purpose. The Boy Who Sold The World is a modern coming-of-age story that illuminates the inner workings of the tech industry from a rare and highly personal lens.
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Sam Bathrick, Alex Cullen, Adam Barton
Jack Turner, Chris Smith
Ben Pasternak, John Maloney, Chris Smith, Anna Pasternak, Mark Pasternak, Mike Landsberger, Isaiah Turner
Sound Recordist: Hyo Jin, Additional Editing: Sebastian Fidler, Production Manager: Chloe Sabin, Music Supervisor: Dave Lapinsky