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321 Castro Street
Mountain View, CA, 94041


Co-Founder, President and Chief Product Officer
VP of Distribution
Board Member
Director, Platform Engineering
Director - Engineering
Director of Android Platform
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TOTAL $16.7M
Seed, 1/2009
Harrison Metal
Series B, 5/2011
Lightspeed Venture Partners
Redpoint Ventures
Series C, 4/2013
Translink Capital



Peel builds innovative solutions to enhance the TV viewing experience. The Peel app turns your smartphone or tablet into a universal TV remote control. Now your remote is smart. Discover new content, control your TV DVR, etc. share and engage with friends and Peel community members around your favorite content.

Recent Milestones

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    Peel — Peel achieves 50 million user activations, surpasses 2.5 billion smart remote commands a month. (3/13/14)
    Posted 3/17/14 at 2:56pm via
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    Peel added Vineet Gupta as VP of Distribution. (3/3/14)
    Posted 3/17/14 at 3:08pm
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    Peel — Peel adds Vineet Gupta as VP of distribution. (3/3/14)
    Posted 3/17/14 at 2:58pm via
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    Peel added Sean Besser as Head of Platform. (2/28/14)
    Posted 3/17/14 at 3:07pm
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    Peel — Peel added James Ryan as head of marketing. (2/28/14)
    Posted 3/17/14 at 2:51pm via
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    Peel added James Ryan as Head of Marketing. (2/28/14)
    Posted 3/17/14 at 3:09pm
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    Peel — Peel added Sean Besser as head of platform. (2/28/14)
    Posted 3/17/14 at 2:50pm via
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    Peel — Peel achieves 25 million user activations. (8/30/13)
    Posted 3/17/14 at 2:53pm via
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    Peel — Peel received $20 million in series C funding. (4/15/13)
    Posted 3/17/14 at 2:59pm
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    Peel received $20M in Series C funding. (4/5/13)
    Posted 1/9/14 at 5:04pm
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    Peel received $16.7M in Series B funding. (5/2/11)
    Posted 5/2/11 at 6:45pm via
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    Peel received in Seed funding. (1/1/09)
    Posted 10/17/13 at 2:52am
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    Peel added Bala Krishnan as Co-Founder, President and Chief Product Officer. (9/1/08)
    Posted 8/21/12 at 11:34am
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    Peel added Thiru Arunachalam as CEO. (1/1/08)
    Posted 8/6/13 at 8:14pm
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    Peel added Pankaj Bengani as Advisor.
    Posted 7/14/12 at 12:14pm



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Above: Peel App screen 1
Uploaded: 3/17/14
Peel screenshot
Above: Peel App aggregates content
Uploaded: 3/17/14
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Above: Discover on peel
Uploaded: 3/17/14


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