Abdul KhanCo-founder and President, Som Sleep

    Abdul Khan is currently a co-founder and the CEO of Som Sleep. He was most recently founder & CEO of a consumer mobile startup, and co-founder of YOMYOMF Network, along with prominent YouTube content creators Ryan Higa, Kevin Wu, Chester See and Fast Five director Justin Lin. Launched in June 2012 as a partner of YouTube's funded original channels initiative, they create original episodic content for digital distribution. Original programming partners include Danny Pudi (Community), Russo Brothers (Arrested Development, Captain America 2), Andy Fickman (Parental Guidance), Lance Reddick (Fringe), Vin Diesel & Tyrese (Car Talk). Previously he was founder of Apoko Group, a digital branding company for athletes and celebrities, which also counts NBA stars Baron Davis and Steve Nash as co-founders.  Prior to Apoko, Abdul was the founding CEO of IBeatYou, the largest pro-athlete owned platform for branded user generated contests, having reached 100 million views and over 250,000 contests and powering contests for multi-million user platforms such as Photobucket.  Abdul was IBeatYou’s CEO through its sale to OVGuide in 2010.  Previously, Abdul was a VC with Crosslink Capital, where he was responsible for consumer Internet and digital media investments in companies including Pandora, Omniture and Ancestry.com.  Abdul started his career as a technology investment banker at UBS, where he worked on digital media financings with companies such as Activision, Midway Games and Acclaim Entertainment.